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Aramco Asia Cup in Xiamen boosts sci-tech innovation, environmental responsibility

By Chen Meiling (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated:2017-11-29

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Aramco Asia executives, Xiamen University faculties join contestants for a group photo after the competition ends on Nov 26. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The environmental harmony, innovation and sustainable energy future were emphasized at the Aramco Asia Cup final held at Xiamen University in East China's Fujian province on Nov 26, 2017.

The well-implemented competition aimed to promote environmental protection and greener future among the college students. The organizers, Aramco Asia and Xiamen University, also wanted to the event to be a driver for environmental responsibility, sci-tech innovation and sustainability.

It contributed to Saudi Aramco framework of corporate social responsibility in region where the company had a presence, and supported the fulfillment of CSR pillars of knowledge society and environment.

Six teams entered the final round, emerging from among 69 candidates from the 18 Schools of Xiamen University. They showcased the results of their environmental investigations and research through presentations, software or prototype products of their own creation.

You Jiabin and his team from the Energy School of Xiamen University, won the social practice group of the championship with their project "Innovative Research on Distributed Off-grid Power Generation Systems in Islands".

Xu Zijie's team from the university's School of Physical Science and Technology took the crown of the technology group with their submission of "Industrialization of Large Flexible Transparent Conductive Film and its Application".

The competition raised awareness of social responsibility among students and encouraged them to take action to address major environmental problems, according to Nabil A. Al-Nuaim, president and CEO of Aramco Asia.

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