Consultation Report

In the period 1 January to 31 December 2021, 662 applications were approved with an estimated value of RM2,059,726.77 as shown in Figure 5-1. This involves 406 UTAR staff as shown in Figure 5-2. There is an increase of almost 50% compared to 2020 in consultancy value, as more staffs are getting involved with the consultancy.

Figure 1 - Total Estimated Value of Approved Consultancy/Outside Work for the Period 2008-2021

Figure 5-2: Number of UTAR Staff Involved in Consultancy/Outside Work for the Period 2008-2021
From the total of RM2,059,726.77, 64% is under the category of Personal Consultancy while 36% is under the category University Consultancy as shown in Figure 5-3.
Figure 5-3: Approved Value by Consultancy Type for the Year 2021

Figure 5-4 shows the approved value by unit. Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) has the largest share at 25.69% of the total approved amount. This is followed by Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM) at 19.64% and Faculty of Business and Finance (FBF) at 10.08%.

Figure 5-4: Approved Value and Number of Staff by Unit for Year 2021
Figure 5-5 shows the percentage value of approved projects by categories. Training constitutes 38% of all approved projects. This is closely followed by R&D at 37% and Consultancy at 23%.

Figure 5-5: Percentage Share of Approved Consultancy/Outside Work by Category for Year 2021

The consultancy revenue in year 2021 is RM1,523,542.80 as shown in Figure 6.

Figure 5-6: Consultancy/Outside Work Revenue for the Period 2008-2021
UTAR’s portion of the net income in year 2021 is RM 159,765.13 as shown in Figure 5-7.

Commercialisation Report


In 2021 UTAR has been granted 1 patent application (26 April 2021). The details of the invention are:
  • Database-less and Certificate-less Multi-factor Authentication Methods (PI2014700810) Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering & Science 
    • Prof Dr Goi Bok Min 
    • Dr Yap Wun She
    • Mr Tan Shy Yuan (MMU)
Note that no patent was filed in 2021. 

Figure 5-8 shows the number of patents filed for the period 2008 to 2021. The current status for the 27 inventions is given in Table 5-1.

Figure 5-8: Number of Inventions Disclosed, Filed and Granted for the Period 2008-2021 at MyIPO

Pending   16
Table 5-1: Patent Application Status at MyIPO

Besides Malaysia, UTAR has also filed for foreign patent application. The status is given in Table 5-2.

FiledPending AbandonedGranted
Bangladesh1 10 0
China3 0 21
Hong Kong101 0
Indonesia5 401
Taiwan101 0
Table 5-2: Foreign Country Patent Applications

Prospect of the year 2022

The consultancy activities are getting popular with the UTAR staffs, we see more staffs are getting involved with consultancy activities. There is also a lot of interest from government agencies and also government linked companies (GLC) to seek UTAR staff for consultancy and project collaborations. DCC is continuously working with IPSR, CCCD and DCInterNet to link these companies (government agencies, GLC, MNC, SME/SMI) to UTAR researchers.