Covestro IDC 2019 - Final Round

Congratulations to the winners from Innovation Design Contest 2019 which were announced at the excited final round pitching and award hand over event in Bangkok

As the last stage of Covestro Thailand’s Innovation Design Contest 2019 (IDC 2019) which was officially run for 4 months since July 2019, Covestro (Thailand) together with National Innovation Agency (NIA) arranged a campaign’s final stage to pitch the best idea of learning tool innovation from the 6 finalist teams. The final round pitching was taken place at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) on 15th November 2019 with participants and honorable guests enjoyed the event to cheers their favorite teams.

Showing a full potential and knowledge which were gained from the previous Idea Camp, the six teams had polished their idea in concept design to make the innovative learning tools even better and more possible for commercialization. Not only participants who came and enjoyed the pitching, the experts from innovation and education as well as from Covestro and NIA were honorably invited for being the judges panel to provide valuable comments and suggestions to accelerate all ideas from the six teams to become more professional in terms of materials used and sustainable benefit to end user identifying as the primary school students.

 

According to final scores summary from 6 judges, we congratulated to the 1st winner award which belonged to the Karui Truck project, which is initiative of the “Wakawa AA” team from the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang. The project has been designed by combining concept of mathematics with puzzles toy to help children improve their planning and calculating skills. Furthermore, the project were also included Braille code and sound function to make useful for the children who are visual impaired or disable from seeing.

 

The 2nd winner award was granted to “Somchai”, a team from Suranaree University of Technology. The team demonstrated their idea in “Somrak” which is a game that aims to cultivate concept on world environmental saving and way to cope a global warming situation through their design combining between millionaire game and snake ladder game concepts. The game will provide a mission for player to accomplish the goal on saving their natural resources along with manage all waste and pollution come from their city lives.

Lastly, good news for Rayong community, the “Chem-PCR” team, a group of students from Rayong Technical College had successfully received the 3rd award and highest popular vote from Facebook engagement which opened for 2 weeks for public voting before the final round. The team has introduced the “Menon Sci”, the model that demonstrates the natural phenomenon mainly happened from the change of water and temperature such as raining, rainbow, water evaporation, etc. All the phenomenon happens relatively based on knowledge from primary school lesson in science subject.

The IDC 2019 winners have got the remarkable prizes such as scholarships, trophies and certificates as well as great experiences from joining the campaign. Additionally, the 1st winner got special prize as a chance for a trip to have great experience and learn more about innovations at Covestro Innovation Center APAC in Shanghai, visit CISS and exchange discussion with Tongji University’s students in China in early 2020.

“Covestro strongly believes in such capabilities and potentials of our young generation contributed to the IDC 2019. The students really showed us that their innovative learning tools will be greatly beneficial to Thailand’s education progress. Finally, we hope that the outcome from the IDC 2019 will benefit to all segments both in driving sustainable economic development and quality of life for people in the long term,” said Dr. Juergen Meyn, Managing Director of Covestro (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

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