中加水与环境安全联合研发中心
Sino-Canadian Joint R&D Centre for Water and Environmental Safety

WHAT IS FEWES?

FEWES stands for Future Engineers for Water & Environmental Safety, a new international student competition aimed at solving real environemtal problems. It's a play on words of the English word "Fuse" which as a noun means:

a length of material along which a small flame moves to explode a bomb or firework, meanwhile allowing time for those who light it to move to a safe distance.


and as a verb means:

join or blend to form a single entity.


We want students from around China and the world to come to Tianjin and like a fuse, act as a catalyst for environmental change, to brainstorm, discuss, and implement new technologies and designs.


All you need is a spark.


Chinese version



水环境安全未来工程师——国际学生竞赛


  • 简介
  • 第一届水环境安全未来工程师(FEWES)国际学生竞赛将聚焦于环境安全和公共健康的低成本创新水技术(如雨水污染处理、农村厕所适用技术,低成本饮用水装置,低成本智能化水质传感器等)。本次竞赛是一项国际性的比赛,邀请参赛者设计和实施创新性的水技术。

    本次国际大赛即将拉开帷幕。 请每个参赛团队(由至多三名学生组成择一个相关问题并提出创新的低成本的水技术解决这些问题。通过参加此次比赛,学生们在展示自己的想法和创新技术解决方案的同时,还将有机会向来自全球各地的同学和专家们学习来自中国,加拿大,新加坡,英国,和美国等国家的国际评委们将对参赛团队的解决方案进行评审,并选出最终获胜者

    前十名入选团队将于201810月底受邀到天津,参与为期一周的竞赛和专题研讨会,期间将展示和测试参赛团队的解决方案及研发的技术设备国际知名专家进行点评和指导。大赛组委会还将组织在天津观光活动。 参赛团队来华往返机票和在华期间住宿开支将由大赛组委会承担


  • 详细信息
  • 大赛安排

    2018年5月31日 — 提交方案(长度不超过10页,并明确团队所选定的课题和解决方案)至大赛组委会邮箱 scwe@nankai.edu.cn.

    2018年6月15日 — 筛选方案,并通知入选团队准备报告(共筛选25个参赛作品)。

    2018年8月31日 — 提交最终报告至大赛组委会邮箱 scwe@nankai.edu.cn。

    2018年9月15日 — 组委会公布10个最终入选团队名单到 www.scwe.org.cn. 并邀请10个参赛团队于2018年10月底到访天津。

    2018年10月28日—11月3日,入选团队将受邀到天津参赛。在此期间,组委会对参赛作品及方案进行评估和测试。参赛小组也将受邀访问南开大学,学习水安全相关知识。


    各参赛团队准备活动

  • 提交参赛方案——各参赛团队提交方案至大赛组委会(方案应不超过10页)。方案中应详细叙述本团队选择的具体参赛课题和解决方案组委会将初步筛选25团队方案团队按照本所选课题,把解决方案中运用的新技术的特性展示出来。
  • 提交报告——入选团队准备报告(不多于30页)。报告中应记录对其设备性能的观察结果,并详细叙述本团队设备特点和优良性能入选团队应将提出的解决方案开发为可应用的技术。最终入选的五个团队将带着本团队研发的技术方案来到南开展示并接受评审。
  • 解决方案和设备性能评估在天津为期一周活动中,各参赛团队将向大赛组委会展示其设备和技术。

  • 比赛评分标准


  • 创新性——本指标占到总成绩的30。组委会鼓励参赛小组打破常规,积极创新。
  • 寿命周期成本——本指标占总成绩的20%。假解决方案中提出的创新技术寿命以每年4%的速率递减
  • 重量和体积——本指标占总成绩的20%。由于空间和便携性的限制,设备应越小越好。
  • 技术可移植性和技术稳性——本指标占总成绩的15%。技术设备的维护难度和使用操作难度应较低;对消费者而言,应具有较长的使用寿命。
  • 环境可持续性——本指标占总成绩的15%。技术设备应具备持久性,同时对环境的影响应最小。
  • 评审委员会的决定是最终决定。知识产权属于参赛者所有。

    奖项设置

    等奖:一。奖金:35000元人民币(约合5200元美金)

    等奖:二。奖金:20000元人民币(约合3100元美金)

    等奖:。奖金:15000元人民币(约合2200元美金)


    研究科研经费:

    入选小组可以申请由南开大学中加水与安全联合研发中心提供的为期6个月的科研经费,进一步在南开大学和中加与安全联合研发中心实验室完善其科研工作, 在此期间将得到南开大学和国际知名教授的指导。


  • 截止日期和要求
  • 您的参赛作品应包含以下信息:

    1)参赛团队内所有成员姓名及联系方式;

    2)本团队选定的课题和解决问题的方案报告书。

    报告必须包含图像或文本。字体须设定为Times New Roman 12磅和 MS letter page layout with normal margins。所有参赛作品都应使用国际单位制。参赛团队可以通过使用照片、图表、简图、透视图或其他直观形式来展示本团队课题的解决方案。

    所有参赛方案应在北京时间2018年8月31日1159分前在线提交。所有参赛者将会收到作品上传的验证码,并保留验证码信息备用。


    如无法按照组委会要求按时提交作品,将被取消参赛资格


  • 关于我们
  • 中加水与环境安全联合研发中心由南开大学、加拿大水与技术交流中心、天津滨海新区政府和中国国际人才交流协会四方共建国际联合研发机构国际科技合作平台 国际水与环境未来工程师学生赛鼓励青年工程师和科学家们开发自己潜能, 为解决社会实际问题贡献自己的力量


  • 联系及咨询

  • 电子邮箱scwe@nankai.edu.cn
English version


Future Engineers for Water and Environmental Safety (FEWES) International Student Competition


I. Introduction

The 1st Future Engineers for Water and Environmental Safety (FEWES) International Student Competition will focus on low-cost water technology with environmental and/or public health benefits (e.g., first flush device for rainwater harvesting, compost toilet, house-hold water treatment facility for low-income family, water component sensor etc). This is an international competition and participants are challenged to design and implement innovative low-cost water technologies.  


We are pleased to announce the commencement of this exciting international competition where groups of up to three students are welcome to identify problems and put forth innovative ideas to solve these problems using low-cost technologies. Students will have the opportunity to present their ideas and to create innovative solutions while learning from global peers. International judges from China, Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States will review the proposals and select the finalists. Selected finalists will be invited to Tianjin to showcase their work as well as gain further guidance from internationally renowned experts in the field.


The groups with the top ten submissions will be invited to Tianjin, China in late October 2018, for a weeklong workshop which will include demonstration/testing of their proposed technologies as well as some site-seeing opportunities.  Round-trip airfare and all accommodation and lodging costs in China will be covered by the competition organizers.


II. DETAILS

Schedule

ØMay 31, 2018 – Proposals (not to exceed ten pages in length) are to be submitted to the Organizing Committee at scwe@nankai.edu.cn with identified problem and the brief of the innovative technology.  

ØJune 15, 2018 – Identified proposals selected to move forward to prepare a final report (expected to number 25 in total)

ØAugust 31, 2018 – Submittal of final reports to the Organizing Committee at scwe@nankai.edu.cn

ØSeptember 15, 2018 – Names of candidate groups, representing a shortlist of up to ten, will be published on the website www.scwe.org.cn.  

ØSelected groups will travel to Tianjin, China for a weeklong period between October 28 to November 3, 2018 for evaluation of the performance of their technology and learning about water security at Nankai University.  


Preparation activities by the various project groups:

(i
Proposals – Groups to submit to the Organizing Committee, up to 10 page proposals. The proposal is to detail the problem and the concepts of solutions being proposed. It is expected that up to 25 proposals will be short-listed, and these candidate groups will be asked to further elaborate on their ideas and implement them to such an extent as to be able to demonstrate the performance characteristics of their proposed technology.

(ii
Reports – Groups selected to prepare a report (limited to 30 pages) that documents the findings on the performance capabilities and details the characteristics that favor their proposed design. It is expected that a demonstration example of the technology will have been developed, providing demonstrable evidence of the proposal concept. It is required that the selected groups will bring their technology to Nankai University for the final demonstration and evaluation.

(iii
Performance Evaluation – Groups will demonstrate their technology to the Organizing Committee during the week-long activity in Tianjin.


The key criteria in the selection of the winning technologies are as follows:

(i
Novelty/Innovation – given a weight 30%, Candidate groups are encouraged to ‘think outside the box’;

(ii
Lifecycle cost (US$) – given a weight of 20%. Assume a discount rate of 4% per year;

(iii
Size and weight – given a weight of 20%. Smaller is better as space limitations and mobility are relevant;

(iv
Technology transferability and robustness of the technology – given a weight of 15%. Simplicity in the operation and maintenance of the technology is highly desirable and ability of the technology to be useful to the consumer for a lengthy period, are both of considerable value;

(v
Environmental sustainability – given a weight of 15%. Sustainability of the technology with minimal environmental impact is important as is the carbon footprint.  

The decisions of the judgement team will be final.  The Intellectual Property Rights of the proposed solution will belong to the participating groups.


Awards

Top Prize (1 team), award: ¥35000 CNY (Equivalent to about $5200 USD)

First Prize (2 teams), award: ¥ 20000 CNY (Equivalent to about $3100 USD)

Second Prize (3 teams), award: ¥ 15000 CNY (Equivalent to about $2200 USD)

Research Grant


The selected teams have the opportunity to apply for a 6-month grant to continue and improve their work at Nankai University and in SCWE’s labs with local and international professors. More information will be provided later.


III. DEADLINES & REQUIREMENTS

Your entry must include:

1
The names and contact information for all team members.

2
A report on your identified problem and the solution.  


The report must include images and/or text. The font size must be Times New Roman 12 pt. All entries must have measurements provided in SI units. You may include photographs, diagrams, drawings, renderings, collages or other visualizations to represent your solution(s).


Proposals must be submitted through the online form by 11:59 PM Beijing Time on August 31, 2018. Entrants will receive a confirmation number that the files have been uploaded and should retain this confirmation number for later reference.


Failure to comply with any of these submission requirements will result in immediate disqualification.


IV. About Us


The Sino-Canada Joint R&D Center on Water and Environmental Safety (SCWE) is co-sponsored by Nankai University, Canada Water Technology Exchange (CWTX), People’s Government of Tianjin Binhai New Area, and China Association for International Exchange of Personnel. Future Engineers for Water and Environmental Safety (FEWES) International Student Competition is a new initiative to encourage young engineers and scientists to use their potential and solve problems.


V. CONTACT US & INQUIRIES

Please email us at scwe@nankai.edu.cn