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GPSC is delighted with YSI's first-place wins at a competition in Korea.

GPSC is proud to present the success of the GPSC YSI project at the 2020 6th World Invention Innovation Contest (WiC) in Seoul, Korea, leading three teams of young innovators won two golds and a silver medal, illustrating Thai kids’ creativity in building upon local resources and develop environmentally-friendly energy technology.

Mr. Narongchai Visutrachai, Senior Vice President Government Relations and Public Affairs of Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited or GPSC, the innovative power flagship of PTT Group, revealed that Korea Invention News has recently announced the result of the 2020 6th World Invention Innovation Contest (WiC) in Seoul, Korea, in which three teams of young Thai innovators, who had won the first and the runner-up prizes from the GPSC Young Social Innovator 2019 (GPSC YSI), submitted their innovation projects and won two gold medals, one silver medal, and three special awards from the Korean organizations aiming to promote innovation development. The victory marks a success for Thai youths who were able to reach the final round of international innovation contest two years in a row, showing their creativity in building upon local resources and create environmentally-friendly energy technology that could be further extended to Thailand’s future energy development.

The projects’ titles and awards won by the three teams of young innovators participating in the contest are:

  1. The project titled Modification of Li-S Battery with Irradiated Activated Carbon Derived from Sticky Rice from Kamnoetvidya Science Academy in Rayong Province won a gold medal and a special award from Asia Invention Association (AIA).
  2. The project titled Wrapping Material for Fruit Protection Made by Imitation of Caterpillar Casing of Bagworm from Phanom Sarakham Phanom Adun Witthaya School in Chachoengsao Province won a gold medal and a special award from Korea Invention News (KINEWS).
  3. The project titled Ground Water Holding Capsule for Plants from Prachinkallayanee School in Prachinburi Province won a silver medal and a special award from Korea Invention Academy (KIA).

Mr. Narongchai added that the GPSC YSI project has been successful in providing the opportunities for students to access the guidelines on how to develop practical energy technology and innovations. The company is proud to support Thai youths in their roles as innovators at international stage, in recognition of their dedication and determination to be successful in developing their projects and building up the country’s reputation. The GPSC YSI project plays a crucial part in adding up knowledge and developing local innovations that lead to efficient and environmentally-friendly use of energy, bringing sustainable benefits to local communities and the country.

Back20 September 2020