Young Inventors Challenge 2024

Theme: “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”


The Young Inventors Challenge 2024 is ASTI’s Invention/Innovation competition which aims to encourage secondary school students aged 13 – 17 to cooperate as a team (2-5 students) to find innovative solutions to current day problems. YIC 2024 will be conducted as a physical event where 100 shortlisted team will be exhibiting their invention at a grand finale event.

By participating in YIC, the participants would develop creative, critical and problem-solving skills. YIC hopes to develop future inventors who will be the positive change makers of tomorrow.

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Shortlisted Teams (NEW POST!!!)

Dear YIC 2024 Teams,

Based on request, we recently conducted a survey among the 102 shortlisted teams to understand their preference for physical or online participation in the YIC 2024 Final Competition. Please find the responses below.

Country Shortlisted Team Online Physical
Brunei Darussalam 2 2
China 2 2
Indonesia 1 1
Malaysia 52 27 25
Philippines 36 27 9
Singapore 1 1
Sri Lanka 1 1
Thailand 7 5 2
TOTAL 102 65 37

Given that majority of teams chose the Online Participation option, the YIC 2024 Working Group Committee has decided to hold the YIC 2024 Final Competition online.

Consequently, we have increased the number of shortlisted teams by an additional 76 teams (please see the new shortlisted teams list in Appendix 1). Based on the proposal, the 178 teams that were selected is based on a cut off marks of 38/50 and above.  All 178 shortlisted teams are now required to submit their Invention Pitch Video and Project Report.

Below is the updated timeline for YIC 2024.

Activities Date and Time
Online Training on “Guideline for Invention Pitch Video and Project Report Preparation” 24 July 2024, Wednesday, 6pm
Online Training on Judging Criteria for Invention Pitch Video and Report Writing 31 July 2024, Wednesday, 6pm
Invention Pitch Video and Project Report Submission 10 September 2024, Monday
Invention Pitch Video and Project Report Marking by Judges 16 – 30 September 2024
Top 30 Teams Announcement for Online Viva Session 7 October 2024, Monday
Online Viva Session for Top 30 Teams 26 October 2024, Saturday

We thank you again for participating in YIC 2024.

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Registration Link:

Registration Deadline: 31 May 2024

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Proposal Submission

Proposal Submission Link:

Proposal Submission Deadline: 31 May 2024 (Extended to 7 June 2024)

Proposal Format:

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Student Manual:

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Proposal Guide Video:


Terms and Conditions

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Official Launch

Training Videos

Training Video 1: Introduction to ASTI and YIC

Training Video 2: Sustainable Development Goals

Training Video 3: Problem Identification

Training Video 4: Project Planning & Project Management

Online Workshop and Q&A Session


KPM Approval Letter

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