Kyushu University Students Win Best Technology Award at the 2015 TECO Green Tech Contest
On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, the 2015 TECO Green Tech Contest was held in Taipei, Taiwan and a team from Kyushu University led by Kyudai student Joshua Lawn (3rd year, 21st Century Program) won the Best Technology Award in the International Contest.
Focusing on the theme of useful energy conservation technology, the goal of this contest is to promote international exchange in the field of green technology, with the aim of raising awareness of environmental conservation throughout society. The Best Technology Award in the International Contest is awarded to the research project that has made the biggest contribution to increasing energy efficiency, giving rise to high hopes for global environmental conservation.
Mr. Lawn and his team’s Wind Turbine Yawing Optimization Project was recognized for its success in increasing energy efficiency. The team won the prize money of ,700 USD.
Mr. Lawn and his team achieved success on their second attempt, having previously participated in this contest a year earlier, when they were funded by the 2014 Global Challenge and Creation (G.C & C) Program organized by the Robert T. Huang Entrepreneurship Center of Kyushu University (QREC).
The prize-winning project received the Challenge and Creation (C&C) Project President’s Award in both 2013 and 2014, and the technology has now achieved international recognition with this award.
【Prize winning students】
Joshua Lawn 21st Century Program B3
Miyuki Kozan 21st Century Program B3
Yuya Otaki 21st Century Program B3
Renya hohzoh 21st Century Program B3
Motoyasu Sato 21st Century Program B3
Nanami Goto 21st Century Program B1
Joshua Lawn explains the project
The Robert T. Huang Entrepreneurship Center of Kyushu University (QREC)