Young Inventors Challenge (YIC) 2019
Young Inventors Challenge is organised by ASTI (Association of Science & Technology & Innovation). ASTI is a NGO who started this program in 2013 and are growing at almost 100% year on year.
The challenge is team based. YIC requires teams of upto 4-5 secondary students to put their minds together and come up with an invention. The purpose of programme is to build and encourage the creative and inventive capabilities of our young people.
Theme for 2019 competition: United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption to Sustainable Development.
Sayfol International School submitted two proposals.
(1) Title of Invention: The Algae Pen
(2) Title of Invention: The magnetic oil separator boat
Our school has been selected to participate in the Young Inventors Challenge (YIC) 2019 Grand Finale.
This year the Young Inventors Challenge Working Group Committee received 286 invention proposals from 446 registrations from 10 countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Brunei, Timor Leste and China.
The judges made up of 57 representatives from industries and academia, had a tough time screening through the proposals three times before finalizing the qualifying teams and we are proud to announce that our team ‘The Algae Pen’ is one of them.
Name of participants
- NIRANJAN BASKARAN
- RAAJEEV RAJESH
- MIN JUN CHOI
- SHRUT SILAKARI
Proposal preview :
“Our invention reduces plastic production in factories and industries as ‘The Algae Pen’ can be used over and over again so that consumers do not have to buy any more disposable plastic pens.’’