Inspiring green among youth
IN line with the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia’s (Igem) core objective to inspire greener lifestyles, one way through instilling green qualities from a young age, the recent Igem 2016 was proud to highlight the GreenTech Youth Innovation Challenge.
The competition, organised by Asia School of Business, in collaboration with MIT Sloan Management and GreenTech Malaysia, saw top 10 university student teams pit against each other over four days, to deliver solutions to current environmental issues.
Prototypes were demonstrated to a panel of judges resulting in Team EcoSolutions from Monash University who designed the “Dynamic Trash Separator”, bagging the winner’s trophy. Second and third placing went to Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia respectively. Winning teams each received a trophy, a one-day innovator camp worth RM2,000, an electric vehicle experience including a Tesla S ride and a certificate of participation.
In addition, a Green Minds Challenge organised by the Malaysian Mensa Society was launched on the last day of Igem 2016. The competition will see 44 Form Four students from five schools compete in a four-month “school greening” challenge. For more information on Igem 2016, keep an eye on this section of theSun or visit the organisation’s website.
The Monash University winning team led by School of Engineering senior lecturer Dr Babak Salamanti (far left).