SPH Foundation Solar Innovations 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 from breeding.

These are 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 on 5 June at the Toa Payoh HDB Hub Mall.

A total of 95 student teams registered to participate in this annual competition. Of which, 32 projects were chosen to be finalists and were exhibited at the prize presentation ceremony. 38 trophies and cash prizes totaling $9,400 were also awarded to entries with the most potential.

SPH Foundation 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”.

This annual competition was organised by Earthlink NTU, a students’ society from Nanyang Technological University which is devoted to environmental and conservation issues. SPH Foundation was the title sponsor, while HDB was the venue sponsor. Other supporters included National Youth Council, National Environmental Agency, Singapore Environment Council, Public Utilities Board (PUB), People's sAssociation Youth Movement (PAYM) and Citizen Watch.

Minister of State (Health) Mr Heng Chee How was the guest of honour at the event.

Visit http://clubs.ntu.edu.sg/earthlink/ for more information asbout Earthlink NTU.



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