The 30th Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award (TKKYIA) Presentation Ceremony and Exhibition was held at the Science Centre Singapore on Sat, 28 May 2016 with nearly 160 participants in attendance.
TKKYIA attracted 810 entries this year across five sections:
- Junior Student (Below 13 years old);
- Student (Below 19 years old);
- Senior Student (Below 25 years old);
- Open (Below 36 years old); and
- Defence Science (Below 36 years old).
Acting Minister for Education (Schools) & Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport, Mr Ng Chee Meng, graced the memorable event as Guest-of-Honour. A total of 40 team awards and 3 school awards were presented during the ceremony. Following that, Guest-of-Honour, Mr Ng Chee Meng toured the exhibition of these award-winning inventions and interacted candidly with the teams.
One outstanding entry this year included a device that helps to save water. Conceptualised by two students from ITE College Central, the invention was presented a Silver Award under the Student section. Other notable entries included an invention that helps take care of our eyes, as well as robots that improve our daily lives.
The Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award has been held annually since 1986, and aims to stimulate creativity and innovation among Singapore’s youth. This event is jointly organised by the Tan Kah Kee Foundation, the Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and DSO National Laboratories (DSO), with the support of Science Centre Singapore (SCS).
Below are some pictures of the action that unfolded on the day!