The QANEBrella Team took home several awards from the Citi-YMCA YFC Awards Night on the 15th of November for their work with the Singapore Cancer Society through Project QaneBrella. Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC) is a community initiative started by Citi and the YMCA of Singapore in 2003. Funded by Citi Foundation, the programme is a catalyst to promote social entrepreneurship and community leadership development among Singapore youths. It provides youths aged 15 to 25 with a platform which includes seed funding, training and volunteer mentorship for executing self-initiated projects to raise public awareness, funds and mobilise volunteers for Social Service Organisations (SSOs) of their choice.
Qanemate Pte Ltd won Double Honouree awards at the Brands For Good 2019 Gala Dinner in the Improving Lives (Patents) and Business Model categories. As a community of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Brands For Good is actively trying to push the envelope of doing good as a means to influence positive impact on how we conduct our businesses today.
The WIPO-IPOS IP Award is the pre-eminent accolade that celebrates companies that have achieved outstanding enterprise growth in innovation, transformation and commercialisation through intellectual property. Ian and Le were the youngest ever participants.
The National Youth Entrepreneurship Award (NYEA) is a national award that celebrates the achievements of outstanding students who have displayed entrepreneurial qualities and recognises their contributions to the Singapore startup ecosystem. There are two award groups, namely university and post-secondary. The post-secondary category comprises students from Junior Colleges, ITE and Polytechnics. At the award ceremony, the committee will be awarding the Top 3 winners from each category. Ian Hao was the youngest ever participant.
Students get the opportunity to develop their startup ideas into fully-formed business pitches. YFS then provides each team with a leading industry professional to develop each business pitch. All teams present a detailed pitch deck. The winning team receives funding towards the development of their startup. The top 3 students will get the opportunity to pitch his/her idea at a future YFS demo day about your work, including the project length, partnerships or any successful outcomes.
The Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards was created to provide an annual recognition to organisations in the Asia Pacific that demonstrate eldercare innovation in their business, operational and service models to change the way our older adults age. The 5th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards was held in conjunction with the annual 8th International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum. The Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards celebrate and applaud efforts that delivered dignity, health and happiness to the region’s elderly.
LTA Engineering Challenge for Sustainable Future Mobility – a competition that aims to build up Singapore’s engineering talent pool by encouraging innovation and creativity among youth and engineering professionals. Ian and Ing Le were the youngest participants in the Open Category. They were awarded a commendation award for their efforts.
Young Inventors Association of America is a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship among grade school children, the Houston Young Inventors showcase is one such programme. Ian Hao and Ing Le were the the first Singaporeans to participate and win in this competition.
Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award is jointly organised by the Tan Kah Kee Foundation, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and the DSO National Laboratories, with the support of Science Centre Singapore. The Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award seeks to stimulate creativity amongst the young and to promote scientific and technological research in Singapore. Ian Hao and Ing Le were also the youngest ever participants.