NTU students winners of IKEA Singapore Young Designer Award 2017

Students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) won the ‘Climate Action Challenge’ as well as the People’s Choice Award at the Grand Finale on 22 September 2017.

Back in its fourth year running, the Ikea Singapore’s Young Designer Award 2017 grand finals exhibition featured the top five designs based on the theme ‘The Climate Action Challenge‘.

The exhibition showcased innovative ideas and concepts from local and international students, all of which aim to help people living in Asia better cope with challenges resulting from climate change.

These included housing, water and energy solutions to help guard communities’ well-being without impacting the environment negatively through design.

The STRÖM SYSTEM was the winning NTU team (Orion Dai Yuhui, Foo Heng Tong, and Casey Kwokdinata), winning a $1,500 cash prize and a trip to Ikea of Sweden.

FreeWind (by students Amber Lim Wan Ying, Cassandra Seah and Nik Halim) was the winner of the People’s Choice Award, receiving the most votes and a $300 IKEA® Gift Card!

Ikea Singapore invited all students currently studying in tertiary institutions across Singapore to sign up for a spot in the Ideathon to come out with game-changing ideas that address climate change. Climate change is one of the biggest threats to how people are able to comfortably live their lives now and in the future.

The challenge focused on 5 key areas: Food, Water, Housing, Health and Energy within Asia, calling for ideas to help people cope or adapt to climate change in these areas.

The three students from Nanyang Technological University won with a revolutionary idea for a storm drain that converts gushing flood waters into renewable energy. This group of young people really impressed judges at the fourth. Now Ikea is helping all finalists to get their ideas out to an international competition, and the winners will head off to Sweden to meet our range developers for a little more inspiration!

Source: Ikea Southeast Asia

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