News 2010

Sunlabob beats competition to win Cleantech Open Singapore Title


On Oct 15, 2010, Simon Henschel, Managing Director of Sunlabob International Pte Ltd., competed at 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 and beat out the competition. In line with the competition’s focus, Simon spoke about how innovative operational models are important, on top of clean technology to transform the livelihoods of rural communities.
The Cleantech Open Global Ideas competition is the world's largest business competition devoted to finding, funding, and fostering successful cleantech businesses. To qualify, participants first have to win their respective national competition.

This year’s Singapore national competition was held at the Asian Youth Energy Summit, an annual gathering organized by youths for youths where participants have the opportunity to engage experts from all frontiers of the green industry in an open and heartfelt dialogue.

Having won the National Title, Simon will represent Singapore at the annual Cleantech Open Awards Gala held in San Jose, California on Nov 17, 2010. He will present his ideas in a 5-minute pitch in front of a crowd of 2,500 investors, entrepreneurs, sponsoring companies, corporations, members of academia, press and many others, and compete for a prize package of services worth $100,000.

For more information on the Asian Youth Energy Summit 2010, please visit the website.
For more information on the Cleantech Open competition, please visit the website.