Shell Malaysia, through its Make the Future Live programme, is playing matchmaker for students and industry players to benefit all parties. Make the Future Live is a global programme bringing people and ideas into collaborative spaces, driving towards a lower-carbon energy future. The programme comes back to Malaysia for the second time, bringing together participants from Asia Pacific and beyond. Make the Future Live Malaysia 2020 will take place at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) from the 2 – 5 June.
At the heart of Make the Future Live Malaysia is Shell Eco-marathon Asia, a platform that challenges students to design and build ultra-energy-efficient vehicles, in a variety of designs and using a spectrum of energy types, and then put them to test. This year, Shell Malaysia is collaborating with Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) to significantly improve the outcome for the five local teams participating in SEMA.
This involved exposing the students to four local original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in a matchmaking session to encourage collaborations between industry players and the Malaysian teams to enhance the performance of their cars.
This partnership is also highly beneficial for the OEMs, giving them firsthand exposure to the potential talent of these students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The participating industry players are:
- Suria Component Manufacturing (M) Sdn. Bhd
- Sapura Engineering Sdn Bhd
- Kasai Teck See Malaysia Sdn Bhd
- Jasa Sarjana Sdn Bhd
Over 100 student teams from 18 countries around Asia Pacific and the Middle East will compete in the Shell Eco-marathon. After spending months designing, building and testing their designs, these bright young engineers will be putting their self-built energy-efficient cars to the test at the Sepang International Circuit.
Shell Eco-marathon Asia will include two key competitions this year. The longest running competition is the Mileage Challenge where teams compete to run their car the farthest distance on the least amount of fuel.
Additionally, teams will have the opportunity to take part in a qualifier for the Drivers’ World Championship. Matching the proven energy-efficiency of their car with the strategy, skill and speed of the driver, this is a race to see who crosses the finish line first without running out of their limited allocation of energy. Top teams will win their place in the 2020 Drivers’ World Championship.
For more information on Make the Future Live Malaysia and Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2020, please visit www.shell.my/makethefuture