News 2010

Sunlabob at the Cleantech Open competition in San Jose, California

On Nov 17, 2010, Simon Henschel, Managing Director of Sunlabob International Pte Ltd, represented Sunlabob at the Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition in San Jose, California. In front of a crowd of 2,500 investors, entrepreneurs, sponsoring companies, corporations, members of academia, Simon presented a 5-min video on Sunlabob’s Solar Powered Water Purification System.

The competition included entries from the winners of national Cleantech Open Competitions in 20 countries. Though we did not win, Sunlabob received plenty of attention from Silicon Valley investors interested in collaborating with other finalists from regional Cleantech Open networks in USA and around the world.

The road to the Cleantech Open finals in San Jose, California has not been easy. In October, Simon beat tough competitors to emerge as winner of the Cleantech Open National Competition held at the Asian Youth Energy Summit 2010 in Singapore. His presentation on Sunlabob’s Solar Water Purification System and its operational and financial model impressed the panel of judges, thus earning him a ticket to the finals in San Jose.

For more information on Sunlabob’s victory at the Singapore National competition, read the respective news item.
For more information on the Cleantech Open competition, please check the Cleantech Open website.
To watch the video that Sunlabob submitted for the competition, please click here.