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SUTD Sustainable Design Hack 2022

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To register, do fill in the form attached below on the website.​

The registration requires you to fill in a consent form, for each participant.  Please attach the correct filled-in forms accordingly to each participant in the registration form. Note that attaching the incorrect form will lead to an unsuccessful registration. 

For any inquiries, do contact us through email. 

In the meantime, you can stay updated by following us on social media! We will regularly update our platforms with extra resources and make announcements through them!

We look forward to seeing you! 

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Frequently asked questions

Why do I need to sign a consent form even though I am older than 18 years old?


SUTD and Greenprint Club requires all participants to fill a declaration to be able to participate in an event organised by the club.




Is it necessary to attend Design Thinking Workshop?


Yes. Design Thinking Workshop focuses on the Design Thinking Process and is compulsory since the Competition requires the implementation of the Design thinking process in development of the solution.




Can we use ideas that the government/UN have already used?


Participants are free to draw inspiration from ideas. However, a complete plagiarised idea will not be considered and the submission entry will be discarded.




Do we have to pay a registration/online workshop fee?


No. The competition does not require payment of any kind at any point of the competition. All participants who have successfully registered will be able to attend the workshops free of charge.




Would we get a patent/copyright issue for our ideas?


Participants own all rights to the Intellectual Property produced by them or their team during the Competition, except for the winners of the First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize of the respective categories, where the Intellectual Property produced by the winners of the above mentioned prizes for the Competition will belong to SUTD.




Who can sign up for the competition?


The competition has two categories:
Category A: Participants studying in ITEs, Secondary 3 and Above, Junior College, Polytechnic levels, International Baccalaureate (IB)
Category B: University levels both (undergraduates and graduates)
Note that students from different categories cannot form a team together.




What are the prizes awarded?


Each category will be awarded the following prizes:
i. First position: $1000 cash prize to the team
ii. Second position: $800 cash prize to the team
iii. Third position: $500 cash prize to the team
iv. Honourable Mention: $300 cash prize to the team
v. Social Media Competition: $10 Starbucks gift cards to each member of
the top 2 teams ($80)
vi. Audience Pick: $250 worth of Razer company mouse




How long is the competition?


The competition spreads from 2 January 2022 to 27 February 2022.




What happens if I cannot make a physical/software product?


The competition does not require a physical product. The focus of the competition is to produce practical real life solutions. The participant is free to come up with a physical prototype or a simulation or use any other ways of expressing their final solution. The proposed solution has to be supported by relevant research and case studies. It should be noted that a solution which has a physical prototype would not necessarily mean a better solution.




Am I allowed to participate individually?


No, participation is allowed by registering as a team of minimum 3 individuals and maximum 4 individuals.




Is it compulsory to submit the consent forms?


Submission of consent forms is a requirement for all participants irrespective of their age and the category they are participating in. The consent forms can be found in the Files section in Guide page. The consent forms have to be submitted along with the registeration form.




Is it compulsory to attend Speaker Session?


No. Attendance is not compulsory. However, all participants are highly encouraged to attend. The Webinar will be conducted online where Speakers from different fields talk about sustainability, the challenges involved and their insights. Check out the blog here for more details : https://www.sutdsustainabledesignhack.com/post/panel-session-a-rundown




Is there a limit to the number of groups who can participate from each school/university?


No, there is no limit to the number of groups who can participate from each school/university as long as the group members belong to the same category and there are 3-4 members in each group





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About Us

MISSION & VISION

SUTD Sustainable Design Hack is a sustainability themed ideation competition, seeking to draw attention to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Singapore's role in it. 

Through this event, we want to provide a conducive platform to facilitate discussions on sustainability in our daily lives and encourage ground-up initiatives.

 

Hence, equipping youths with the tools to do so is imperative. All participants will be able to join in our specially curated Design Thinking workshop and Speaker Session with special guests and gain the knowledge to create and realise their ideas in reality.

Regardless of experience, we welcome all participants who are passionate about sustainability and eager to play a part in building a sustainable future for Singapore. 

EVENT

SCHEDULE

18 Nov - 18 Dec

2-3 Jan

19 Jan  - 23 Jan

29 Jan

7 Feb - 10 Feb

20 Feb

Participants can register through the website. After successful registration, they will receive a confirmation email. The confirmation emails will be sent no later than one week after the registration period closes.

The workshop will equip students with design thinking methodology which they have to apply to their selected prompts. All participants are required to attend the workshop. Check out our blog to know more.

Participants can begin submitting their entries for the social media challenge and participate in the periodic quizzes to win prizes. Check out our Instagram to know more.

The Webinar will be conducted Online. Speakers from different fields talk about sustainability, the challenges involved and their insights. Stay tuned to our blog to know more.

Participants to submit projects via the website

Announcement of Finalists 

Finalists will be notified through email by SUTD Greenprint Club

27 Feb

Event will be conducted online. Finalists will present their projects to the judges.

2 Feb - 6 Feb

Participants can begin submitting their entries for the social media challenge and participate in the periodic quizzes to win prizes. Check out our blog to know more.

Participants can begin submitting their entries for the social media challenge and participate in the periodic quizzes to win prizes. Check out our Instagram to know more.

Venture Capital Funding may be offered by Anglo American to commercialise and implement the best prototypes and ideas.

Organised & Sponsored By

Competition

Prizes

Each category would be awarded the following prizes.*

*The organiser reserves the right to not award specific prizes if there are no deserving entries.

800 SGD

&​

A dedicated blogpost regarding the team, your experiences and design journey on our website.

second

PLACE

1000 SGD

&​

A dedicated blogpost regarding the team, your experiences and design journey on our website.

FIRST PLACE

third

PLACE

500 SGD

&​

A dedicated blogpost regarding the team, your experiences and design journey on our website.

Supported By

Other Prizes

Each category would be awarded the following prizes.*

*The organiser reserves the right to not award specific prizes if there are no deserving entries

300 SGD

&​

A dedicated blogpost regarding the team, your experiences and design journey on our website.

special mention

social media challenge

80 SGD

Total 80 SGD worth starbucks voucher to each member of winning team

AUDIENCE

PICK

250 SGD

&​

A dedicated blogpost regarding the team, your experiences and design journey on our website. Click here to learn more.

Problem Statements

All the problem statements can be tackled by both categories.

1. 

How might we enable the use of hydrogen gas as alternative energy source in industrial power generation in Singapore?

2. 

How might we increase the use of renewable energy of either residential communities or industrial facilities?

3.

 How might we reduce greenhouse gas emissions of either transportation or the petroleum refinery industry in Singapore?

4.

How might we make urban farming more feasible in Singapore?

5.

How might we make F&B outlets in Singapore to be more sustainable?

Category and Eligibility

CATEGORY A

Includes Secondary School, ITEs, JCs, IB and Polytechnic students

CATEGORY B

Includes University Undergraduates and postgraduates

Our Judges

There are two groups of judges. Four for each category.

DR. TAN MEI XUAN
Senior Lecturer, SUTD
DR. EDWIN VIRAY
Professor, SUTD
Sustainability Initiatives Lead, SUTD

Category a

dr.
eDWIN vIRAY
Professor, SUTD
Sustainability Initiatives Lead, SUTD

Erwin Viray is Professor who currently leads the Sustainability Initiatives in SUTD. He was the Head of Architecture and Sustainable Design Pillar from May 2016 – July 2021. Erwin was Global Excellence Professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology and Head of the Graduate School of Architecture and Design from 2012 - 2016; and Chief Communications Officer for Kyoto Design Lab. He served as Member of the Board of TOTO Gallery MA in Tokyo and Member of Advisory Council for the Barcelona Institute of Architecture.

 

Erwin is an Award Ambassador for the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction in Asia Pacific and served as a jury chair and member of many prominent architecture awards in the region. He was also a jury member of the LafargeHolcim UN Habitat 3D Printing Housing Hack competition 2021. Erwin has been a member of the Singapore President’s Design Awards jury since 2012 and Chair of the jury since 2013 to 2017.

 

Erwin has been an Editor of the influential magazine, a+u (Architecture + Urbanism) since 1996. He is the author or co-author of several books and has written numerous articles for specialized journals and architectural magazines. 

Dr.
Tan mei xuan
Senior Lecturer, SUTD

With a background in Chemistry and Pedagogy Innovation Prof. Tan has researched about the development and synthesis of porous organic polymers for various applications in green chemistry and is currently also focused on Chemistry Pedagogy Research for SUTD to investigate the effectiveness of active learning and digital tools in education.

mr.
choy dawen

Group Senior Vice President, Transformation and Enterprise Development @ Changi Airport Group

Founder, Antartica Labs Singapore

Was involved in several projects to reduce energy usage at the airport and is now currently involved in eco projects to develop clean, environmental technologies.

Dr. ANARIBA FRANKLIN
Lecturer, SUTD

Tom leads the strategy and structured origination activity for the energy and emissions trading business. He has over 18 years of experience in commodity sales, trading, origination and strategy.

 

Tom has extensive international commercial experience leading global, multi-cultural teams operating in geographies including Europe, India, ASEAN, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and China.

 

Product experience includes petrochemicals, coal(met and thermal), energy and emissions markets.

mr. choy dawen

Group Senior Vice President, Transformation and Enterprise Development @ Changi Airport Group

Founder, Antartica Labs Singapore

Dr. ANARIBA FRANKLIN
Lecturer, SUTD
PrOF.
ERwin viray
Professor, SUTD
Sustainability Initiatives Lead, SUTD

Prof. Erwin Viray is a Professor at the Singapore University of Singapore (SUTD) and currently leads the Sustainability Initiatives at SUTD. He was the Head of Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) pillar from May 2016 – July 2021. Erwin was Global Excellence Professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology and Head of the Graduate School of Architecture and Design from 2012 – 2016; and Chief Communications Officer for Kyoto Design Lab. He served as a Member of the Board of TOTO Gallery MA in Tokyo and a Member of Advisory Council for the Barcelona Institute of Architecture. Prof. Erwin Viray is an Award Ambassador for the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction in Asia Pacific and served as a jury chair and member of many prominent architecture awards in the region. He was also a jury member of the LafargeHolcim UN Habitat 3D Printing Housing Hack competition 2021. Erwin has been a member of the Singapore President’s Design Awards jury since 2012 and Chair of the jury since 2013 to 2017.

Dr.
Tan mei xuan
Senior Lecturer, SUTD

Dr. Tan Mei Xuan is a senior lecturer at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She is currently the course lead for the Freshmore course, Science for a Sustainable World. Since she joined SUTD in 2013, she had developed the curriculum for interdisciplinary courses and Designette projects that involve cross disciplinary subjects. The Designette projects involve the use of Design Thinking tools to tackle real-world problems. She has advised and evaluated hundreds of student group projects. 

 

Prior to joining SUTD, she spent four years at the A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN). Her research was committed to the development and synthesis of porous organic polymers for various applications in Green Chemistry, which include carbon dioxide capture, water purification, removal of toxic metal ions and metal-free catalysis.

MR.
CHOY DAWEN

Group Senior Vice President, Transformation and Enterprise Development @ Changi Airport Group

Founder, Antartica Labs Singapore

Mr. Choy Dawen had served various roles at Changi Airport Group (CAG) for nearly 10 years. He was involved in various major projects at Changi Airport Group (CAG), including Airport Collaborative Decision-Making tool, to reduce the queuing time of aircraft on the ground, thus eliminating needless fuel-burn and carbon emissions. He also led the Programme Management Office for the Changi East project, which provided the opportunity for CAG to incorporate sustainability technologies such as drainage canals, rainwater harvesting and the use of solar panels, deeply into the design of the airport. Since 2017, Mr. Choy Dawen has been responsible for transformation, strategy, and sustainability across CAG. He was the Group Senior Vice President for Transformation & Enterprise Development and has now founded Antarctica Labs, a start-up which aims to create technologies empowering individuals to deal with plastic waste, rather than relying solely on companies and the government to address sustainability challenges.

Dr. Franklin Anariba
Lecturer, SUTD

Dr. Franklin Anariba is a lecturer at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He has taught Design Thinking and Innovation at SUTD in 2015 and 2016, Science for a Sustainable World in 2021, and has offered design thinking mentorship to secondary school students via direct consulting and through the Innovation Programme (IvP) sponsored by MOE.  In addition, he is currently co-leading an effort to introduce an integrated and progressive design thinking educational experience to SUTD Freshmore students (Freshmore Design Thinking Experience).

 

Dr. Franklin Anariba has been a Judging Panel Member for River Valley High School Startathon#jr2021, River Valley High School Startathon#jr2019, MOE Innovation Programme (IvP) Young Innovators’ Fair 2019, and MOE Innovation Programme (IvP) Young Innovators’ Fair 2018.

Category a

Category B

PROF. LUCIENNE BLESSING
Professor, SUTD

Prof. Lucienne Blessing’s area of research is in the product development process, in particular, the development and use of methods and tools to address various aspects, such as sustainability, in the early stages of the design process. Her research involves looking into how to design products (white goods in particular) that can be easily disassembled and hence recycled. Other projects include modularisation of test equipment such that as much of the equipment can be reused for subsequent tests with improvement products; and addressing the issue of designing products that encourage and maintain a more sustainable behaviour. Prof. Lucienne Blessing was the Co-Director of the SUTD International Design Centre (IDC), and had facilitated numerous Design Innovation workshops for both private and public sectors.

Dr. CHANDRIMA CHATTERJEE
Senior Lecturer, SUTD

With over nine years of teaching experience at SUTD, Dr. Chandrima Chatterjee has played a critical role in revamping the SUTD curriculum for the first-year undergraduates. She was the co-course lead for the new course, Science for a Sustainable World, which had its inaugural launch in 2021. With the mission to promote sustainable practices, Dr. Chandrima Chatterjee has co-supervised undergraduate research projects that involved transforming fruit waste peels to biodegradable materials that can potentially replace single-use plastics. 

She was also involved in developing and executing a science-based challenge (Problem-X) by the Ministry of Education (MOE) for Junior College (JC) students focusing on the use of plastic cutlery during Covid-19 pandemic. She was one of the adjudicators this competition in 2021.

MS.
Lina Arbeláez

Head of Decarbonisation Ventures, Anglo American

Lina is the Head of Decarbonisation Ventures: the Corporate Venture Capital arm in Anglo American.   Decarbonisation Ventures help accelerate the zero-carbon transition through Climate Tech investments, commercial partnerships and advocacy. As part of her day do day job, Lina works with Entrepreneurs, university accelerators, corporates, amongst others, to help build or to invest in early-stage businesses in deep science and hard tech innovations.  

 

Prior to this, Lina led a Start-up and was advisor to an Angel Investors fund in Latin America.  Before that, Lina worked extensively in the Energy and Infrastructure industry in roles from finance, to business development in global majors such as BP and regional players like TGI with operations in Colombia, Chile and Peru.  Earlier in her career, Lina worked at CHEP a global pioneer in circular economy based out of France and the UK. Lina holds an MBA from INSEAD, studies on Impact investment and Sustainable Development Goals and his major is in Industrial Engineer.  

 

Lina is an avid cyclist and enjoys her free time traveling, entertaining friends and with her two sons.

MS.
SIO LIM
Associate Program Director, IDC

Ms. Sio Lim has been practising architecture since 2005, and became sole-proprietor of a multi-disciplinary practice in 2013. In 2014, Sio took on adjunct teaching roles in Architecture and Design Innovation in National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). 

 

Currently, Sio is the Associate Program Director of Design Odyssey and Senior Programme Manager with Design Innovation (DI@sg) and SUTD Academy.

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