A Singaporean scientist has been awarded the 2023 Apec Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (Aspire). He is the first Singaporean to win the award. He has developed a cost-effective and sustainable material for green hydrogen energy and semiconductor manufacturing. This is a game-changer for the renewable energy industry and will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The winner of this year’s Singapore Prize will receive a cash prize of $3,000 and an engraved trophy. They will also have the opportunity to present their work at a public event and be featured in promotional campaigns. The event will take place on September 30, 2023 at the Ritz Carlton Millenia. The prize is open to both individuals and organisations.
Singapore Prize is a biennial award that recognises outstanding works of literature written in English, Chinese, or Malay. The prize is sponsored by the National Book Development Council of Singapore, a government body. It is one of the nation’s top literary awards, second only to Epigram Books Fiction Prize.
This year’s judges have announced their list of shortlisted writers, with four of them being selected as reader’s choice. These authors include Ali bin Salim, Daryl Qilin Yam, Pan Zheng Lei, and rma cureess. You can find the full list of shortlisted works here.
In addition to the winners of the main prizes, this year’s Singapore Prize will feature a special prize for the best essay. The essay should be about the themes of hope, resilience, and transformation, and address how they can apply to the region.
The winner will also get to enjoy a host of benefits, including a two-plus season exemption on the Tour and berths in key events. The prize is also backed by strategic partners Temasek Trust, GenZero, and Conservation International. These partners will leverage their expertise in catalytic philanthropy, blended finance, and community engagement to support the Prize’s mission.
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