The Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE) and Acer Foundation have launched the Incredible Green Contest for 2012-2013. The contest challenges students around the world to use information and communications technology, commonly referred to as ICT, to produce carbon reduction or energy saving solutions. The Incredible Green Contest seeks to advance environmental protection across the planet, promote green lifestyles, and enhance awareness of green environmental protection issues.
Registration for Incredible Green Contest began on the 29th of June. It will remain open until Halloween, October 31st, 2012. Students of all ages, nationalities, and gender, from across the globe, are encouraged to compete as individuals or in teams. The contest consists of three stages. The first prize is an award of US$60,000 and a free trip to the Computex 2013 trade show in Taipei, Taiwan.
At the event’s global launch, Acer Group Founder Stan Shih, said, “Energy saving and carbon reduction will remain challenges for humans in the future; therefore, we should continue to pursue effective solutions. This contest encourages people to brainstorm and provides a platform for finding solutions. Participants will also learn through this process and it will help raise their awareness of these issues.” Dr. Eugene Chien, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, the first Taiwan EPA Minister, and current Chairman of TAISE, described the Incredible Green Contest as being aimed at promoting awareness of green issues in an era of global warming and climate change. Dr. Chien stated, “In this digital era, we can deploy ICT solutions to more effectively enhance energy efficiency and achieve carbon reduction, so we hope to unite and invigorate the initiative of students around the world to achieve the tailor-made ‘green, innovative, ICT solutions’ essential to our desired future.” Likewise, J.T. Chang, Chairman and CEO of Acer Inc., stated, “I hope this contest draws the participation of students from around the world who are interested in environmental protection, and I hope it promotes the next generation of ‘green life’. We also look forward to seeing innovative ideas for boosting sustainable environmental protection.”
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