Although many people dreamed to be an inventor as a kid, but Robest Yong went ahead and became one.
While working at a printing press and toying with the idea on producing a better rubber stamp, the result was the invention of the Polyclone instant rubber stamp which won him an award (the first of many more) at the International Invention Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland in 1994 and named the Malaysian National Inventor of the Year. This invention enabled rubber stamps to be produced within five minutes, became commercially successful and is now widely used bookshops and stationery shops worldwide.
Since then, Robest has been producing multiple inventions from fertilizers to a water cistern, magnetic brush, luggage detector, mosquito glue and even probiotic plant nutrients.
Living up to his motto “Thinking Without The Box”, with the collaboration from 1337 Ventures a startup accelerator in Malaysia, they are now embarking on the challenge to enable visually challenged people to join in the smart phone and apps revolution.
Robest Yong at TEDxKL 2013