Novel Research and Innovation Competition 2017 (NRIC) was held in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) from 15th August 2017 to 17th August 2017. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) brought home 1 gold, 1 Special Award (Best Presenter Award), 1 silver and 2 bronze out of 6 entries.
The Double Layered Roof Cooling system that participated under Technology Engineering Category won the gold prizes whilst one of the team member Ms. Ainul Husna Yusoff managed to bring home Special Award (Best Presenter Award). Other prize-winning products were YAMME which earned silver prizes under Social Transformation and Creative Art category while Qalam Khat earned bronze prizes under the same category. Dentolight which participated under Medical and Health Sciences category also won bronze prizes. Two other products that also entered the competition are Al-Quran Waterproof and Fiqh for Disabled Person.