BUGS TAN Inventor / Innovation Consultant

A personal biography of Inventor, Innovator and Consultant


Inventor & Innovation Consultant : UNCLE BUGS CREATIONS SDN BHD




Mr Bugs Tan is current doing his PhD and expected to complete his studies in 2017. He was made a FELLOW at the University of Technology (UTM) and was also engaged as a RESEARCH FELLOW at the Institute Sultan Iskandar. Bugs Tan was one of the panellists to select deserving winners from a pool of Professors and members of the academia for the prestigious National Academic Award.


He also served as an Advisor to UTMTEC – University Technology of Malaysia (UTM) and also at the Business and Innovation Center, Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST), Multimedia University (MMU). He was also appointed as a panellist for the Innovation Commercialization Center at UTM.


Bugs Tan has served as a guest speaker and adjunct lecturer for several universities. He has spent much time and effort in encouraging students to be more creative. Some of the universities which have used his services are University of Malaya (UM), University Technology of Malaysia (UTM), Lim Kok Wing University, Taylors College, UCSI University, Multi Media University and Petronas Technology University. Bugs Tan has also given lectures in foreign universities such as the University of King Abdul Aziz in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


Bugs has conducted many Innovation camps for primary and secondary school students. These have been very successful as young students enjoy the interesting, hands-on invention workshops. He has also conducted courses at the Teacher Training Colleges and a few national schools.



Mr Bugs was engaged as an Innovation Consultant for a few companies. They are Wangco Engineering, NCMC Manufacturing, Gas Pantai Timur, Tresenergy and PT Herkul



Mr Bugs has authored 8 books on the subject he knows best – creativity and innovation. Many of these books are written specially for children. Some are for students and one book for adults who wish to learn the steps to bring a product from an idea to the market place.



Mr Bugs Tan has won 15 National awards in Malaysia and abroad. Some of them are:-

  • 2012 ORDER OF MERITS awarded by Korean Invention Newspaper
  • 2010 Won a SPECIAL AWARD from the Asian Invention Association Korea
  • 2010 Won the GLOBAL INNOVATION GAMES in the United State of America
  • 2007 Won the NATIONAL INNOVATION AWARD from the Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • 2001 Won SILVER Medal in Geneva Switzerland



Mr Bugs is a Trainer certified by the Ministry of Human Resource. He specialises in inculcating a culture of creativity in an organization. He has conducted courses for the Royal Malaysian Police, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Ministry of Education, Works Department, Forest Research Inst of Malaysia, Job Street.com, Salak South Bus Terminal, Perwaja Steel mill, Hotel Singghasana, Maju Towers, MEX Highway and a few more.



Mr Bugs has delivered many presentations about his thoughts on innovation. Some of the organization which has invited him to speak are the Prime Minister Department, Wisma Putra- the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Works, Land and Survey Kuching, the State government of Sarawak, the State government of Terengganu and Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia.



Due to his vast experience in this field, Bugs is often sought after to act as a judge for many competitions. The international competitions include the James Dyson Award in United Kingdom, CIGIF and ISIE in Korea.


In the local front Bugs has served as a Judge for competitions such as KIK at the Ministry of Defence, Inland Revenue Department, MyInovasi, IDEAS Malaysian Inventor’s Challenge, JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award, MyIdeas and 1 Malaysia Innovation Tournament for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and Maybank Money Tree YES Challenge.



Bugs is an avid writer. You can see some of his articles on creativity at www.uncle-bugs.blogspot.com