Kuala Lumpur, 10 June 2017 – The Perodua Eco Challenge 2017 (PEC 2017) has moved into its 2nd phase where the participants from 10 selected institutions of higher learning will begin to develop parts and accessories to compete in the Final in November this year.
The 10 selected institutions of higher learning are Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), University Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Politeknik Ungku Omar (PUO), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).
“All the processes they go through in this competition will help them to be more confident and more prepared to enter a real working environment in the future,” Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh, president & CEO said.
“Students who excel in the Perodua Eco Challenge will also provide a talent pool for Perodua as well as our vendors,” he added.
Launched in 2009, the Perodua Eco Challenge offers students and faculty members from local institutions of higher learning an avenue to show their creativity in terms of design, engineering and business prowess against their peers from different institutions. Since 2013, a review was undertaken to develop a new model for the Challenge.
Once the prototype is completed, the component will be reviewed by a team of judges in November 2017. Marks will be given on a stage-to-stage basis, where the institutions will be evaluated based on their progress and team participation. The winner will be announced to win a total prize worth RM83,500.
Perodua had exported 14,000 units to Sri Lanka over the last 20 years and up to April this year, 1,600 units had been sold.
A ‘Buka Puasa’ gathering followed when donations were given a number of Charities and ‘duit raya’ to a number of orphanages.