SEE Students won the Start-up Fund Winner in Climate Action Recognition Scheme 2020-21


SEE PhD students and a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Edwin Tso's group (Miss. Shirley Du, Mr. Martin Zhu, Mr. Johnny Lin, and Dr. Liam Lee), recently took part and won the start-up fund in the Climate Action Recognition Scheme 2020-21 under the idea stage programme.

Under the supervision of Dr. Edwin Tso, the team proposed to launch a start-up company promoting a novel Sahara-Ant-inspired cooler that is electricity-free and refrigerant-free (i.e., passive radiative cooling paint that can be applied on the outer wall of buildings) and execute their entrepreneurship spirit with a fully-fledged business plan in the competition. It is expected that with the successful implementation of their proposed idea, more than 50,000 tons annual carbon emission can be reduced, which is equivalent to planting 350,000 trees in the Greater Bay Area annually, achieving sustainable development as well as mitigating global warming and climate change.

SEE Students Start-up Fund
Mr. Kam-sing Wong (Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR, second from the right), Dr. Edwin Tso (first from the right) and his PhD students and postdoctoral fellow who participated in the Climate Action Recognition Scheme 2020-21.

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