Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
OIL PALM YOUNG LEAF CUTTER MACHINE (OPYLeC)
Explain your idea in details:
The objectives is to improve efficiency of oil palm breeding and tissue culture. This idea also implement a few Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) in which our product offers affordable and clean energy and we also provide to a great product to industry in term of innovation and infrastructure. The SDG's is considered the rights of the family to a healthy and productive environment. The problem that we are trying to tackle is to address the issue of cutting method regarding the process of oil palm tissue culture, which is the process of cutting the young leaf was fully conducted by human that will lead to several consequences such as tiring and danger of injuring fingers and low productivity. Second, is to provide an alternative way in which the process of cutting the young leaf is instead of manual cutting that fully conducted by the human. So that, through these conditions no harm will occur to human and the productivity will be high. We have seen the potential to create young leaf cutter machine for Oil Palm Industries to have a potential to cut the young leaf using the blade that industry needs.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This product offers the minimization of human energy where the worker not need to manually cut the young leaf so any injury during cutting could also be avoided. In term of opportunities, this product is industry demand where it is created base on green technology and the price is affordable.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Since this is the first invented product for its category and function, there are three methods of pricing to fix the price for products and we implement cost-based pricing. This is because we have none competitors in the market as our product is a new invention and the list price is determined by setting prices based on the cost. We actually set the price based on the costs for producing, distributing and selling our product. According some research and studies, the growth potential for OPYLeC in five years is expected to be very high because the number of production increases yearly, (200 units increase for every one year) as the manpower needed will be decreased (2019-2023), and that means there will be more room for growth. In the future, there will be opportunities to expand and maybe collaborate with some of the environment agencies on how we can improve our technology and product for the better. This can also create job opportunities for engineers and maybe businessman that are interested in this kind of area and can make the product better. The use of OPYLeC is for entirely whole in Malaysia which is one of the goals that we are trying to achieve at the moment and make the environment better of course.
Name : Muhamad Ilham Bin Yunos Age : 23 years old Gender : Male Nationality : Malaysian Email address : [email protected] EXPERIENCE AND DISTINCTIVE OF KEY PERSON During studies, Ilham involved in project competition that has been organized by Universiti Kuala Lumpur. Since he joined the competition, the experience taught him to handle pressure well and to solve problem in effective ways. Ilham also has create a networking with industry player during the event. He will definitely can keep a good connection as well as develops mutual understanding with them. Therefore, his dedication and strong resilience, professionalism and intellectual thinking are valued assets to this company to enter the product in the palm oil industry.