Posted by Martin Harrison on Sep 15, 2019
On the 7th and 8th September 2019 the Stamford International University held the IEEE YESIST12 (Youth Endeavors for Social Innovation using Sustainable Technology) International Project Competition. The first time this event has been held in the Kingdom of Thailand.
The yesist12 Asia: Age of innovation event 2019 was an event jointly organised by the Madras IEEE Education Society Chapter, hosted in partnership with the various IEEE sections, Universities and leading global technological companies. This year’s challenge was to conduct and recognise the best social innovation application with the theme of:
The YESIST12 2019 aimed to take the skill development to the next level by preparing the students to dream for the future through new technologies and new applications for creating a better society to live in. The projects can have applications in any of the following domains of UN Sustainable Development Goals or new domains in the areas below:
Uplifting social standards, Disaster prediction and Risk Management, Special needs and healthcare, Women and children safety, Natural resource Management and Protection and lastly Geographical and Space Science.
This year’s event involved over 500 people represented by 16 Countries including the host Country Thailand, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Laos, Pakistan, Egypt, Kenya, Malaysia, South Korea, Cambodia, Nigeria, Uganda, Indonesia and Taiwan.
The event was opened by Stamford President Dr Andrew Scown, Mr. Kobchai Boonorana Governor of Phetchaburi Province and Mr. Alongkorn Ponlaboot former Minister of Commerce.
The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin were invited to attend as VIP’s for the opening ceremony and President Napa Keawtem, President Nominee Peter Iversen, Secretary Phil Lawrence, Rotarians Gitte Iversen and Jean Claude Le Roux attended the event.