FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION | Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)


What are the facilities offered by the TNCPI Office?

We provide comfortable and conducive facilities for UPM staff/student and outsiders. We offer rental services such as auditorium, meeting room and seminar/workshop room. For enquiries, please contact officer in charge: Mr Erwan Hasim (03-8947 1607). More info:

Who is eligible to apply for high-impact journals funding?

Lecturer (academic staff) who are serving in the university. For master/post-doc students (active student), can apply through the supervisor/Lecturer UPM. More info:

What type of journal that is accepted by TNCPI Office for the payment of Page Charges?

TNCPI Office can only provide funds for the journal listed in Journal Citation Reports-ISI-Web of Knowledge with the ranking/Quartile of Q1, Q2, Q3 dan Q4. More info:

Do TNCPI Office limits the amount of payment for certain journal?

For Q1 and Q2 journals, will be received a full payment, but if the payment is too high, the application will need to be considered by the director of RMC for approval. For Q3 and Q4 journals, the payment will not be more than RM5,000.00. More info:

What is an Invention?

An invention is a new and useful idea, product, process and device or a new and useful improvement upon one of these which will lead to the solution to a specific problem in the field of technology.

What makes an invention patentable?

An invention is potentially patentable if it satisfies all three of the following:
Novelty: The invention must be novel, i.e., new and original. An invention cannot be considered novel if it has been disclosed or made known to the public, used, published or patented by others anywhere in the world before the date the invention was made by the applicant.
Non-Obviousness: The invention must not, at the time it was made, be considered obvious to a person of "ordinary skill" in the field of the invention.
Utility: The invention must be useful and beneficial, i.e., it must have a practical application in any kind of industry. More info: Maklumat lanjut 

Will disclosure of an invention put at risk the right to patent protection?

Public disclosures such as publications, posters, lectures, abstracts, conference, etc., made prior to the filing of patent application will put at risk or eliminate the possibility of obtaining patent protection. Although patent law allows a one-year grace period between the first public disclosure of an invention and the filing of a patent application, most other countries do not. In these countries, the right of patent protection is lost immediately upon disclosure. We therefore wish to emphasize on the importance of not disclosing publicly any potentially patentable information before consulting with PSP. We have the ability to file a provisional patent application the same day you send us an abstract or manuscript. In no instance will your publication be delayed.
A patent application filed prior to publication protects the rights in your invention without affecting your ability to publish, and may be of great value to you and UPM in the future.

Updated:: 17/08/2017 [fakarrudeen]

Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
03-9769 1002