The competition encourages Polytechnic and ITE students to use and enhance their STEM knowledge by thinking of creative and problem-solving ideas around sustainability that can be applied to the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries in Singapore.
The manufacturing industry remains a mainstay of Singapore’s development and growth, contributing up to 25% of the country’s GDP. Within manufacturing, the pharmaceutical and bio-technology sector plays a vital role in the country’s vision of developing innovative pharmaceuticals.
The manufacturing industry is however changing, with technology innovation growing and production activities becoming increasingly intertwined with sustainability. Globally, issues around resource scarcity, pollution, environment as well as social and governance issues are impacting how industries and organisations are viewed.
Singapore has recently set forth a ‘whole-of-nation’ sustainable movement and a green plan for the next 10 years for industries to commit and develop responsibly around the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Agenda – among the initiatives include using cleaner energy, reducing carbon emissions, keeping the environment clean and saving precious resources.
This competition aims to:
Student Learning Journey:
The student teams are to develop an innovative STEM idea or solution that will enable manufacturing facilities in Singapore to be sustainable in their operations and development of products and services.
The idea or solution can address one of the following areas: