Associate Professor Dr Mohammad Nazir Ahmad (also known as Dr. Mnazir) has been working on SmartBin innovation for waste management system. The SmartBin is a collaborative work between UKM, Majlis Perbandaran Kemaman and industrial partners. The IVI director, Professor Dato’ Dr Halimah Badioze Zaman has also recommended this research: “the system is relevant in supporting the research in smart city initiatives”. Further details on SmartBin is available at Mega Utusan Malaysia (10 September 2018). Dr Mnazir has also won a silver medal in the recent Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE  2018) based on this work.