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The Event

The Faculty of Engineering held the Malawi Innovators Design Competition on Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at College of Medicine Sports Complex to showcase projects that entered the competition and this final year’s engineering students’ projects.

The Malawi Innovators Design Competition was organized to give an opportunity to young people in the country to display their creativity, encourage collaboration and inspire an innovation culture to contribute towards economic development of the country.

This will provide an opportunity to the general public to appreciate what the University of Malawi, the Faculty of Engineering in particular is doing in response to the State President Professor Arthur Peter Muntharika’s plea to all public universities to produce quality graduates that are relevant to the needs of Malawi and showcase creativity that is being nurtured in the country.


The event was patronized by Competitors, Students, judges (local and international), Lecturers from The Polytechnic, Professors from Rice University, USA, practicing engineers, representatives from the industry and journalists.


TempCras is an easy-to-use, real-time, web-based temperature monitoring to assist manager and technicians to properly monitor their cold-chain. It is comprised of remote sensors that are connected to the cloud server and the online web-based software system that can be accessed from any computer and smartphone that is connected to the internet. The system has also an attribute of sending alert sms messages to pre-determined phone numbers of managers whenever temperature of the asset in their cold-chain goes beyond the maximum limit of the required levels. The system interface is designed so as to give optimum amount of  

current information of the cold-chain. The readings are color-coded to show normal temperatures (green), marginal temperatures (yellow) and high temperatures (red). The system is able to produce reports (daily and monthly) and graphs of temperature readings recorded by the system on the assets. 

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