Singapore Science Centre
The Young Technopreneurs for a Sustainable 2030 Challenge aims to encourage youths to brainstorm, develop and prototype solutions to achieve sustainable development, as encapsulated in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Catering to youths from 13-18 years old, the Challenge attracted 215 participants from across 41 schools, who worked on sustainability solutions on either of the two challenge areas: clean energy, or responsible consumption and production. After undergoing an online start-up boot camp, a hackathon as well as mentoring/coaching opportunities, the top 15 finalist teams were selected to present a showcase of their research, findings and results at the Singapore Makers Extravaganza 2019. Ecobox (from Queensway Secondary School) and Washing Recyclable Bottles (from Tanjong Katong Girls’ School) were the two winning teams who received an overseas award trip to Japan to visit tech start-ups and fabrication spaces there.