Shanghai 2010 Award Ceremony took place on July 15th at Shanghai Grand Theatre

16 July 2010

Shanghai 2010 Award Ceremony was hosted by Dean Qian Yingyi of Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, Dean Bernard Ramanantsoa of HEC Paris, and Xu Bo, Assistant to Commissioner General, World Expo 2010 Shanghai China.

The ceremony was held in presence of leading French architect Jean-Marie Charpentier who designed the Grand Theater of Shanghai, and more than 300 CEOs and General Managers of Chinese and foreign companies.

The five Company Awards went to:

  • Golden Award – Bank of China went to a team of young Chinese researchers from Cambridge University for their "Air Purifying Additive", a new patent-protected chemical which, added to paint, breaks down the toxic gases and gives fresh air to the house.
  • Lafarge Award went to 3 European students from HEC Paris for "Green Spaces", new low-cost, self-supporting modular homes, built with sustainable building materials, with an integrated system to produce energy and manage water and waste.
  • Sodexo Award went to 3 young Brazilian entrepreneurs from Fundação Getulio Vargas - EAESP for "DiCasa", low-cost construction materials made from recycling plastics to serve the needs of popular housing.
  • Schneider Electric Award went to a European team from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School for "SCTree", a tree-like structure with solar panels at the crown, which can serve the electricity needs of slum inhabitants.
  • Veolia Environnement Award went to a Japanese team from Keio University for their "Power Generating City", power-generating floors, generating electricity when people walk, for example, in the subway.

Jury’s Special Distinctions were also awarded to three teams by Rémi Charachon, President and CEO of Air Liquide China:

  • a team from Renmin University (Beijing) for their innovative concept of lithium battery package for electric bicycles;
  • a team from Zhejiang University (Beijing) for their novel use of technology for a new filter tip for exhaust pipes,
  • and a team of architects from Ecole Polytechnique d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme (Algiers) for the preservation of the cultural heritage in the city of Timimoun in the Saharan African Desert.

More information about the Shanghai Award International Business Project Competition:

Find here the press release

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