Kyushu University student team won Silver Medal Prize in TECO Green Tech 2016

Release date: 2016.09.09



Wind Turbine Innovation Project (WTIP), a student team composed of Kyushu University undergraduates participated and won Silver Medal Prize in TECO Green Tech 2016, an international environment-friendly and sustainability-targeted technology competition, held in Taipei, Taiwan, in Aug. 23, 2016. WTIP is an official student club of Kyushu University that has been working to develop original wind electricity-generating turbine and related mechanics technologies. 

The team received support grant from Robert T. Huang Entrepreneurship Center (QREC) of Kyushu University and participated in TECO Green Tech 2016, along with 20 other teams from a total of seven countries. WTIP members presented their newly developed differential mechanics, which demonstrate 60% improvement of power generation efficiency. 

WTIP won Silver Medal Prize, the second-place award, of the international division of the competition, which is the best award won by Japanese teams (University of Tokyo won Bronze Medal, or the third-place award, and Waseda University also won an award). Of note is that they are the only team that was composed of undergraduate students and working on their project by their independent efforts; other teams were official research labs, led by the respective university's faculty members. WTIP has been supported by QREC through its student initiative program that provide support to students' original projects. 

Representative:Yuya Otaki The21st Century Program, B4
Miyuki Kozan  The21st Century Program, B4
Nanami Goto  The21st Century Program, B2
Yoshikazu Nakanishi Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering, B1
Satoru Koguchi Department of Industrial Design, School of Design, B1

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At the ceremony

Wind electricity-generating turbines designed by WTIP


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