Make the Future Singapore concluded last Sunday, March 19 after four days of delighting more than 22,000 visitors with innovative displays that demonstrated the crucial role energy plays in everyday life. Here’s a huge THANK YOU to all visitors, we hope you enjoyed the experience and learnt something about the energy future and your role in it.
Make the Future Singapore 2017 wraps on a high note
The inaugural #makethefuture Singapore closed on Sunday, 19 March 2017 after four days and drew 22,000 visitors. Read the highlights of the festival.
Local ministers say hello!
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean officially opened Make the Future Singapore and flagged off Shell Eco-marathon Asia. After which DPM Teo stopped by the Pavegen soccer pitch to have some competitive fun with Downstream Director for Royal Dutch Shell John Abbott and Shell Singapore Chairman Goh Swee Chen. See DPM Teo’s Facebook post on his experience at Make the Future Singapore and a video of DPM Teo in action at Pavegen.
Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng graced the Bright Ideas Challenge Singapore organised by Shell and Science Centre Singapore, and supported by the Ministry of Education. The competition garnered some 70 entries from 34 secondary schools. Team Changemakers from Greenview Secondary School emerged as winners with their bright idea to use an anaerobic digester to harvest methane from food waste to produce electricity. They walked away with a $5,000 prize package for their school and a fully-funded trip to Make the Future London this coming May.
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli checked out Make the Future Singapore on Saturday. In Minister Masagos' Facebook post, he said, “Every Singaporean can and must play a part in our fight against global climate change and this festival provides a great and exciting opportunity for everyone to experience these solutions first-hand.”
Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) Asia teams beat records
Racing their cars for the first time on the purpose-built 1.19-kilometre circuit at the Changi Exhibition Centre, many returning SEM Asia student teams improved their performance with record-breaking runs. 123 teams from 20 Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern countries were competing to see who could go furthest on the least amount of fuel.
Philippine and Indonesian teams score at Drivers’ World Championship Asia
On the final day, the competition took on an additional element of excitement with the inaugural Drivers’ World Championship Asia. Winning teams from the UrbanConcept category raced head-to-head to earn a place in the Drivers’ World Championship Grand Final to be held at Make the Future Live in London, UK, on May 28 this year.
Team DSLU Eco Car – I.C.E from De La Salle University in Philippines took the top podium spot in the Drivers’ World Championship (DWC) Asia. They will be joined in London by Bengawan Team 2 from Sebelas Maret University and ITS Team 2 from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember both from Indonesia, who took second and third places respectively. They will now prepare to face-off against the best three teams from the Americas and Europe to be crowned overall Grand Final champions.
Last year’s DWC winner was from Indonesia who earned a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the home of Scuderia Ferrari in Maranello, Italy.
The team of the Flux, #506, a gasoline UrbanConcept vehicle racing for team DLSU Eco Car Team - I.C.E. from De La Salle University, Philippines celebrate after the Drivers' World Championship race on the final day of Make the Future Singapore 2017.
Top three DWC Asia going to London this May to race in the finals.
International and local celebrity appearances wow visitors
International pop star Pixie Lott and Asian singing sensation Nathan Hartono performed LIVE on Saturday, as did Singapore bands Disco Hue and Take Two on Sunday.
Catch Pixie Lott’s performance on Facebook if you missed it.
Fans watch Pixie Lott perform during day 3 of Make the Future Singapore 2017.
Singer/songwriter Pixie Lott performed on day 3 of Make the Future Singapore 2017.
Nathan Hartono captivating the audience with his charm and talent.
Partners that made this event a success
The success of Make the Future Singapore 2017 is made possible with the support of Shell’s Global Partners, who are the world’s leading innovation, research and development (R&D) and technology organisations.
Make the Future has five global partners:
- Southwest Research Institute: Official Global Partner
- Agility: Official Paddock Partner
- Hewlett Packard (HP): Official Global Information Technology (IT) Partner
- HPE: Official Global Partner
- The Linde Group: Official Global Partner
Make the Future Singapore 2017 is held with support from the Singapore Tourism Board, the Energy Market Authority, Ministry of Education, Science Centre Singapore, Mitsui Chemicals Group, Toray Group, Mitsui & Co., Accenture and GE Oil & Gas.
Bright ideas in action
The festival featured two young energy innovation start-ups from Asia -- Capture Mobility from Pakistan, an energy solution that harvests air movement created by passing traffic through specially designed turbines; and MotionECO, a Chinese start-up that transforms waste cooking oil into sustainable biofuels.
All visitors enjoyed exploring the interactive activities in the three event zones in the festival - Our Energy Future, Live Work Play and On the Move.
Shutong Liu, founder and CEO of MotionEco at #makethefuture Accelerator programme during day 2 of Make the Future Singapore 2017.
Sanwal Muneer, founder of Capture Mobility at #makethefuture Accelerator programme during day 2 of Make the Future Singapore 2017.
Mad scientist uses a young boy for a science demonstration.
Visitors line up along the track to watch their hand built salt water cars during day 1 of Make the Future Singapore 2017.
A group of young students interact with the exhibits at Make the Future Singapore 2017.
A student tries the face-off challenge where he experiences the strong winds blowing at him.
It’s a wrap for Make the Future Singapore. See you next year!
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