Shell Eco-marathon 2020 Programme Update

Shell Eco-marathon 2020 Programme Update

Important update to the Shell Eco-marathon 2020 programme in response to the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 virus.

Important Information
Shell Eco-marathon

Shell Eco-marathon

Shell Eco-marathon is a unique global programme, for science, technology, engineering and maths students to design and build ultra-energy-efficient cars, and then take them out on the track in competition.

Find out about Shell Eco Marathon Asia

How does it relate to MTF Live, Malaysia?

SEM Access is a programme designed to drive and support Malaysian university participation in Shell Eco-Marathon by strengthening the competition’s eco-system in Malaysia. The main intent is to get wider involvement of like-minded companies, government and universities to be part of the eco-system.

Corporate partners are a crucial part of this as teams need support through

  • Investment

  • Mentoring

  • Technical advice & guidance

Corporate partners can benefit from

  • Being an innovation partner to the teams

  • Branding through logo placement on student cars (at Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2020) and through PR/media opportunities

  • Talent identification through engagement with bright young minds

The creation of this eco-system will elevate Malaysian talents in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), innovation and Research & Development (R&D) amongst government, academia and partners.

Shell Eco-Marathon Access programme rides on Make the Future Live Malaysia event including Shell Eco-marathon Asia, injecting experiential learning and networking.

Who are our partners?

The Shell Eco-marathon Access programme is supported by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry and Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education Malaysia

Government Agencies:

  1. Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
  2. Department of Higher Education (JPT)
  3. Ministry of Education (MOE)
  4. Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS)
  5. Ministry of Transport (MOT)
  6. Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC)
  7. Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC)
  8. Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARII)
  9. Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM)
  10. Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA)
  11. International Youth Centre (IYC)

Current Corporate Partners:

  • UNITEN R&D Sdn. Bhd.
  • ORS Technologies Sdn. Bhd.
Who are the participating universities?
University Name Vehicle Category Energy Source
1 Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Prototype Battery Electric
2 Monash University, Malaysia UrbanConcept Hydrogen
3 Multimedia University Melaka Campus Prototype Battery Electric
4 Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) Prototype Gasoline
5 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) UrbanConcept Hydrogen
6 Universiti Malaysia Perlis UrbanConcept Gasoline
7 Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Prototype Gasoline
8 Universiti Sains Malaysia Prototype  Gasoline
9 Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka UrbanConcept Battery Electric
10 Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam UrbanConcept Hydrogen
11 Universiti Tenaga Nasional UrbanConcept Battery Electric
12 Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Prototype Battery Electric
13 University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) UrbanConcept Gasoline

What is the programme timeline / activities?

The Shell Eco-marathon Access programme was introduced during the Make The Future Live Malaysia event in April 2019. At this event, the MoU exchange between Shell Malaysia and the Universities were supported and witnessed by the Dr Zaid bin Omar, Director of Student Development, Ministry of Higher EducationThe capstone pilot and MoUs were developed with the support of MoHE.

  • It was launched on the 12th of November 2019, officiated by Yang Berhormat, Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister, Ministry of International Trade & Industry and Datuk Iain Lo, Chairman, Shell Malaysia together with Dr. Zaid bin Omar, Director of Student Development, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education.

  • On the 12th of November 2019, we also held the first inaugural ‘Make Your Future’ pitch where 9 teams pitched their ideas to corporate partners to garner support.

  • On 13th November 2019 the Shell Eco-marathon Access programme held its first workshop facilitated by Shell Eco-marathon Asia Technical Director, Colin Chin.

  • January 2020 will see ‘Make Your Future Pitch 2.0’ to garner more support from like-minded partners to support Malaysian Teams participating in Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2020.