Shell teams up with depa to fulfill new generation’s ambitions under “Imagine the Future 2021 Thailand”
Mar 23, 2021
Bangkok - The Shell Company of Thailand Limited (Shell Thailand) partners with the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) in materializing the “Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2021 Thailand” that challenges the youth to visualize their own future city model in support of the cleaner energy transition. In this endeavor, depa agrees to share knowledge and experiences as well as organize a field trip to the model Smart City.
Shell Thailand positions the new generation as a trusted partner in the transition to cleaner energy and smart city under “Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2021 Thailand”. As the initiative runs into the fourth year, Shell Thailand wins supports from the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) which, under the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, is responsible for Thailand’s Smart City development and serves as the secretary to the Smart City Development Steering Committee. At a joint meeting on 19 March 2021, depa expressed its readiness to provide academic knowledge and experiences to turn the initiative into implementation.
Mr. Panun Prachuabmoh, Country Chairman, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited, said: “Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2021 Thailand” is aimed at inspiring young people to activate their knowledge and power of creative imagination. They are invited to visualize the scenarios envisioning the future and the role of energy in daily life, work and recreational activities in the next 30 years. As a highlight of the 2021 competition, Shell has invited speakers and experts in the country and overseas to share new knowledge and valuable perspectives, chiefly concerning the recently-unveiled Shell Scenarios “Sky 1.5”. On top of this are the Digital Economy Promotion Agency’s supports that concern experts’ involvement and an opportunity for the winning team to participate in the Smart City Ambassadors project.”
Dr. Passakorn Prathombutr, depa’s senior executive vice president (Digital and Innovation Center), added: “Involving the creative youth who dares to think and lead a change with the smart city initiative is a primary mission of depa and we’re delighted to support Shell’s “Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition”. With a pool of knowledge and experts, depa is steering smart city development in several parts of Thailand. We’re pleased to have our experts share their academic knowledge as members of the judging panel and to have the competition’s winning team as our Smart City Ambassadors.”
Ms. Thitipa Laxanaphisuth, Country Manager – External Relations, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited, as chairperson of Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2021 Thailand, said: “Holding the new generation as a trusted partner in building a good city and quality society, Shell decided to proceed with a virtual competition despite the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re pleased that the competition was well received, with 62 teams comprising more than 400 students from 20 universities in Thailand and abroad. Members of the 6 teams reaching the semi-finals will join the Bootcamp, a program to bolster their skills and experiences. We appreciate all young people who place their trust in Shell, to have us as their partners in building the thinking, analytical and data processing capability so that they are capable of designing sustainable energy and their own future city models.”
The national-level winner will receive a prize of 50,000 baht and represent Thailand in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East round where they will compete for a prize of 4,000 SGD. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imaginethefuturecompetition/.
More information, please visit https://www.shell.co.th/en_th/energy-and-innovation/imagine-the-future-competition.html
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