PSU Food Innovation Contest 2017

LaGraine Cocoluxe4 Kinopaste

PSU Food Innovation Contest 2017

Three Product Development teams from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) competed at Prince of Songkla University (PSU) Food Innovation Contest 2017 held at TR Rock Hill Hotel, Hat Yai, Thailand on 26th November 2017 (Sunday). The teams comprised of final year undergraduates from the USM School of Industrial Technology had put their best effort to exhibit and present their products in the contest.

Team A
Product Name: La Graine
Product Decription:
La Graine Honeydew Seed Milk is an innovative dairy-free milk derived from the seeds of honeydew. By applying the "Waste to Wealth" concept, this product is able to provide an alternative other than vegan free milk that is currently available in the market such as soy milk, almond milk, rice milk and coconut milk, while reducing the food waste.
Team Members:
1) Boo Zhy Ying
2) Heng Cia Khai
3) Fatin Kamila binti Nasri
4) Nurul Fazliana Aini binti Ishak
5) Wanie Shalini binti Wan Shafri

Team B
Product Name: Cocoluxe
Product Decription:
Coconut patty is a blend of grated coconut residue, potato, mushroom, onion and other ingredients. Grated coconut residue is the by-product of coconut after the extraction of coconut milk. It contains high fiber but it is underutilized. Coconut patty is served after the frying process. It can be eaten straight away or served with bun as a vegan burger.
Team Members:
1) Amirul Syafiq bin Zaidi
2) Fatin Nabilah binti Azmi
3) Kock Siew Ling
4) Lau Yin Cheng
5) Madihah Husna binti Muhammed
6) Siti Farhana binti Misran

Team C
Product Name: Kinopaste
Product Decription:
Kinopaste is made from all natural locally harvested pumpkin, simmered with aromatic blends of onions, chili paste and herbs. Smooth and thick texture with vibrant natural colour of pumpkin that can be directly eaten once opened or other variable uses where the possibilities are endless.
Team Members:
1) Alia Najihah binti Mohd Rashid
2) Marlisa Ainunshila binti Zulkepli
3) Nafeesa binti Mohamad Jilani
4) Nurul Syahirah binti Md Mazelan
5) Sharifah Nabihah binti Syed Hasan
6) Tan Siok Yee

A total of 25 teams from 3 campuses from PSU (Hat Yai Campus, Pattani Campus, Surat Thani Campus) and USM competed in this contest. Two teams from USM, La Graine and Cocoluxe, managed to win 1st and 3rd place, respectively, in the contest. La Graine team brought back a plaque, certificates, and 10,000 Thai Baht (equivalent to RM1,268), while Cocoluxe team brought back a plaque, certificates, and 3,000 Thai Baht (equivalent to RM380).

1st 3rd

We really appreciate the effort these undergraduate students have put in on their product development and presentation. The deadlines for this activity having been challenging yet critical. The students have been putting in a lot of extra time, above and beyond the call of duty, and this has truly reflected from their outstanding products and excellent presentation. We would like to congratulate the winning teams for their recent success. We are so happy to see your hard work resulting in such success. Congratulations!

The activity is part of memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between USM School of Industrial Technology and PSU Faculty of Agro-Industry in 2015.