Mechanical Engineering graduates Chun-Lin Lui (劉俊麟), Hsien-Chin Su (蘇献欽), I-Fan Lin (林以凡) wins third place for their innovation in ICT/LED cooling technology.
A startup team formed by a group of National Taiwan University Mechanical Engineering graduates won third place at the 2014 Rice Business Plan Competition. With Mechanical Engineering Professor Hsiao-Kan Ma (馬小康) as advisor, the NTU alumni EcoBreeze stood out among the up to 600 teams from all around the world in winning the recognition of 300 judges and representatives from various businesses with their “innovative, powerful, and green cooling technology.”
Currently in the IT industry, heat is often cited as the greatest complication to the growing demand of ICT and LED solutions such as compact computers and effective lighting. EcoBreeze, as a result, addresses this problem through a solution that encapsulates the four most important factors to cooling technology, i.e. extremely low power consumption, extended operation hours, minimum noise, and most importantly, low production cost.
EcoBreeze came in third after Medical Adhesive Revolution (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) and A-76 Technologies (Rice University, USA). The team won international media attention for their innovative design. It was also one of the only two non-American teams who were selected into the top-six finals.
The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. This year, the Competition awarded a total of nearly USD 3 million as prize money to its finalists. For more information on the annual competition, click HERE.