2016 Young Designpreneurs Challenge is an annual event organised by KDU University College, Department of Creative Arts with the objective to nurture young Malaysians to build their future career as Designers with Entrepreneurial skills in a highly competitive market.
Held in April, the challenge was very well received. Approximately 180 students from 24 schools participated in this challenge. Each group with a maximum number of 5 students was required to upcycle waste materials to design a table lamp.
The challenge mechanics:
Each group went through a brainstorming session with our senior lecturer Mr. Jackson Wong to develop a product concept that only uses waste materials. Each team was required to pitch their concept in order to go through to the next elimination round and get their spot into the final round.
8 teams were selected and went through an intensive workshop with Jackson to turn their concepts into final prototypes at the end of the 2nd day.
List of winners:
Group name: De Exquisite
School: Ave Maria Convent
First runner up:
Group name: Beauty & the Beast
School: SMJK Sam Tet
Second runner up:
Group name: Bang-Bros
School: SMK St. Michaels
Day 1 – Brainstorming
Day 2 – Prototype making
Champion Team – De Exquisite (Ave Maria Convent) with their prototype
First Runner Up – Beauty & The Beast (SMJK Sam Tet) with their prototype
Second Runner Up Team, Bang-Bros (SMK St. Michaels) receiving their awards
The Champion Team, De Exquisite (Ave Maria Convent) receiving their awards
It’s a wrap!