Friday, December 09, 2016

Happenings: PERODUA Eco-Challenge returns for 2017


The Perodua Eco Challenge 2017 (PEC 2017), will be one of Perodua’s main Corporate Responsibility programmes when it returns next year. This time, the event will have invitations to institutions of higher learning to propose the best innovative components which might be incorporated in its future models.


A total of 21 institutions of higher learning were invited to participate in the Perodua Eco Challenge in November 2016 of which 10 were chosen today to compete for PEC 2017. Perodua gave given the lucky ones a small seed grant to develop the ideas for the institutions and by April 2017, these 10 institutions will work with Perodua R&D as well as vendors to produce the prototype for a final assessment.

This is great news in terms of developing thinkers and inventors among our students and educationists. In order for us as a nation to advance, we need people who will replace the current line-up and Perodua working with students from local institutions of higher learning is a good step. Many are aware that we need more technical knowledge and contests like PEC 2017 should stir up more interest. 

It is very good news that Perodua is helping invest in human capital in Malaysia. 

PRESS RELEASE
Perodua Eco-Challenge returns, this time with potential commercial value

President & CEO of Perodua YBhg. Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh (center)  with 10 finalist of Perodua Eco-Challenge 2017. Also in the picture are (second from left) Mr. Takamasa Kurinami, Executive Director of Perodua, YBhg. Dato' Dr. Zahari Husin, Managing Director of Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd,  Mr. Masanori Takahashi, President of Perodua Auto Corporation Sdn Bhd and YBhg. Datuk Ahmad Suhaimi Hashim, President of Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn Bhd.

Kuala Lumpur, 8 Dec: The Perodua Eco Challenge 2017 (PEC 2017), one of

Perodua’s main Corporate Responsibility programmes, returns with invitations to

institutions of higher learning to propose the best innovative components which

might be incorporated in its future models.

“The PEC 2017 is very unique and comes with a new format as we need them to

create a part of a car that includes the element of ECO (Environment, Creativity and

Originality) which will be considered to be included in our new models,” Perodua

President & Chief Executive Officer, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said.

Launched in 2009, the Perodua Eco Challenge offers students and faculty members

from local institutions of higher learning an avenue to show their creativity in terms of

design, engineering and business prowess against their peers from different

institutions.

Between 2009 and 2013 the Perodua Eco Challenge was focused on redesigning of

existing Perodua models then to building up a new car and marketing them with fuel

efficiency as the main objective for the participating institutions of higher learning.

Typically, the theme of the PEC during this time was more distance-race oriented.

For 2017, the institutions of higher learning will focus more in research and

development (R&D) and they will work closely with Perodua’s R&D team as well as

Perodua’s vendors to produce a prototype component with more of a parts

development theme incorporated in the challenge.

A total of 21 institutions of higher learning were invited to participate in the Perodua

Eco Challenge in November 2016 of which 10 were chosen today to compete for

PEC 2017.

Perodua gave a small seed grant to develop the ideas for the institutions and by April

2017, these 10 institutions will work with Perodua R&D as well as vendors to

produce the prototype for a final assessment.

“These ideas must incorporate the ‘unique Malaysia’ element in their designs as to

make them truly stand out from other model offerings,” Datuk (Dr) Aminar said.

The role of the Perodua R&D and vendors would be to advise and educate the

institutions of higher learning on the importance of proper work culture, procedures

and processes.

“We believe that this will be a great help to both the institutions and students as they

could incorporate these processes in their education and work-life environment,”

Datuk (Dr) Aminar said.

Once the prototype is completed, the component will be reviewed by a team of

judges in December 2017. Marks will be given on a stage basis, where the

institutions will be evaluated based on their progress and team participation.

2

“The PEC’s core idea is to empower youths through education and we believe

adding “real-world” elements such as competition and actual processes in

developing a global business mind-set are essential for a vibrant as well as

innovative nation,” Datuk (Dr) Aminar said.

- End

No comments:

Post a Comment

Anyone is free to comment. Spam will be deleted almost immediately..., but remember this is not a democracy. It is my blog. Tough isn't it?

Links