Indonesia again showed the quality in the international competition. Represented by two students from the University of North Sumatra (USU), Winelda Mahfud Zaidan Haris (22) and Wahid Nurhidayat (22), Indonesia became the best by bringing home three gold medals in the “22nd Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovative Technologies ( Archimedes) “in Moscow, Russia on March 26-29 2019.
In this competition, they made technological innovations from organic brake lining products made from unused pecan skin. “At first, Wahid and a number of our friends made a Scandlenut startup that is engaged in advanced technology and produced one of its products, namely organic brake shoes,” said Winelda, who was familiarly called Wiwin to Kompas.com on Tuesday (2/4 / 2019). Wiwin said that at this startup, he was the chief executive officer (CEO) and founder, while Wahid was the chief technical officer (CTO). “We hope that with the presence of organic brake shoes this can reduce the impact and use of asbestos, which we both know is very dangerous for health,” Wiwin said.
USU Deputy Rector I Rosmayati was released on Saturday (3/30) saying they won 3 gold medals and 1 special award from the Russian government with the topic of innovation in making brake canvas with their second victory warmly welcomed by the Indonesian Deputy Ambassador in Russia, Lasro Simbolon.
“Alhamdulillah, USU students in the name of Wiwin and Wahid managed to get 3 gold medals in Moscow,” he said, specifically congratulating them on their success.
Winelda Mahfud Zaidan Haris is a student of the 2015 Faculty of Dentistry and Wahid Nurhayat of the 2017 Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
The event, which was held from March 26 to March 29, 2019, aims to find new innovations in the industrial world that have the potential to be patented and developed commercially.
Last year, this activity was attended by inventors from 22 countries and were able to present as many as 1100 new innovations classified in 42 different classes. This activity itself is a grand activity supported by several ministries in the Russian government and draws attention from inventors from various parts of the world.
The victory of the two USU students is certainly a matter of pride because they were able to win at an international level competition which was attended by participants from various countries and had made Indonesia famous in the international arena.