Hwa Chong Institution wins Applied Materials Clean Tech Challenge in Singapore.

Singapore’s Young Innovators Address Real World Problems

Apr222013

The Applied Materials Clean Tech Competition (CTC), a research and design challenge program for 15-18 year old students, attracted overwhelming interest in Singapore with participation from 330 students, forming 91 teams across 23 schools.

Launched for the first time in Singapore, this annual competition aims to address a significant global issue, and this year’s theme focused on “Clean Water for All.”

Following months of vigorous prototyping, innovative research and design, Hwa Chong Institution emerged as the winner of the Applied Materials Clean Tech Competition  in Singapore. Their team’s innovative project on utilising calcium carbonate found in clam shells to remove toxic metal ions from waste water showcased their talent to solve critical global water problems through affordable eco-friendly solutions.

The grand finals in Singapore took place at the Science Centre, where the teams presented their solutions to an eminent panel of judges that included representatives from both government and private sectors.

Competing on the global stage with the mission to eradicate the lack of access to clean water, a basic human necessity the competition highlighted how young innovators were poised to address real world problems.

On behalf of Applied Materials, congratulations to all those who participated in the entire CTC journey!

The Clean Tech Competition in Singapore is organized by Applied Materials, in partnership with the Science Centre Singapore and the Centre for Science Teaching and Learning.