Foundation Solar Innovations 2006 provides platform for environmentally
conscious student inventors
5 June 2006 - A trash bin that sorts rubbish automatically. An application
that reuses the heat generated by refrigerators for heating purposes.
A contraption that traps excess water from flowerpots to prevent mosquitoes
just some of the creative innovations and inventions presented at the
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Foundation Solar Innovations 2006 exhibition
and prize presentation ceremony held yesterday at the Toa Payoh HDB
of 95 student teams registered to participate in this annual competition.
Of which, 32 projects were chosen to be finalists and were exhibited
yesterday. At the end of the day, 38 trophies and cash prizes totaling
$9,400 were awarded to entries with the most potential.
of the SPH Foundations objectives is to promote conservation to
the community in Singapore. What better way than to do this through
getting the young in schools to come up with creative ideas and meet
this aim, said Ms Ginney Lim, General Manager of the SPH Foundation.
am gratified to see several innovations which show potential to be developed
for commercial use. SPH Foundation is pleased to support such a noble
and worthy event, she added.
Solar Innovations 2006 was opened to students from primary to tertiary
levels with the aim of building a more environmentally-friendly Singapore
through projects, prototypes or proposal papers. This year, the competition
theme was Eco-future: Sustainable Development for the Environment.
competition was organised by Earthlink NTU, a students society
from Nanyang Technological University which is devoted to environmental
and conservation issues. Singapore Press Holdings Foundation is the
title sponsor, while HDB is the venue sponsor. Other supporters include
National Youth Council, National Environmental Agency, Singapore Environment
Council, Public Utilities Board (PUB), People's Association Youth Movement
(PAYM) and Citizen Watch.
of State (Health) Mr Heng Chee How was the guest of honour at yesterday's
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