11 Nov 2013
Brandon Tan, a student from Temasek Polytechnic, clinched the prestigious James Dyson Award in recognition of his revolutionary design engineering skills in developing a Survival Backpack.
The James Dyson Foundation is an international charity dedicated to encouraging more young people to become design engineers. Besides managing the James Dyson Award, the Foundation seeks to provide resources in aiding teachers to bring engineering to life in the classroom.
Brandon’s brainchild was a multipurpose “survival” backpack capable of filtering and producing potable water and generating electricity to charge mobile devices in the event of a disaster or a humanitarian crisis. He was able to source for the appropriate membrane-based water filters from Hyflux, a global integrated water and environmental solutions provider.