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UNM Engineering Students emerge first runners-up in the L'Oreal Brandstorm 2020 competition


A team from University of Nottingham Malaysia, comprising three engineering students - Ng Wei Quan (Mechanical Engineering Y2), Ong Qian Yee and Jasmine Jill Yong Jia Yi (Chemical Engineering Y1) collectively known as Team Vision, emerged as the First Runners-Up in the L'Oreal Brandstorm 2020 competition, which was held digitally on 20 April 2020.

L’Oreal Brandstorm is an annual international innovation case competition that takes place in 60 countries and provides a platform that enables students to showcase their talents and enhance their creativity and entrepreneurial skills. The theme this year was to pitch an idea on building a plastic-less future in the beauty industry by creating an innovation that reduces or eliminates the use of plastic. The team chose to reinvent Garnier by replacing the plastic with empty fruit bunches (EFB) from oil palms.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the national finals of this competition was held online, where the students faced off against two other teams from Sunway and Taylors University, and emerged as the first runner-up of the competition.  They were grateful for the opportunity to take part in this competition and gain experience from it.

“Even in a time of adversity, this team worked together so diligently to put forth an innovative idea, and their hard work has indeed paid off. We are extremely proud of our engineering students who have emerged first runners-up at the L’Oreal Brainstorm 2020,” said Professor Graham Kendall, CEO and Provost of University of Nottingham Malaysia.


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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named both Sports and International University of the Year in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.

Posted on 22nd April 2020

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