Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2023 – the wings to realize the dream of automation in Vietnam
Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2023 – a meaningful playground for science and engineering students coming from around-the-country's leading universities has completed its final round.
In the 4.0 industrial revolution, automation plays an important role, and it participates in many fields such as: manufacturing, artificial intelligence, robots, electronic circuits..., etc. So, it is not surprising that this major is chosen by many young people who are passionate about science and technology.
MECA 2023 is the place to nurture Vietnamese young potential engineers.
As a leading pioneer in technology from Japan, Mitsubishi Electric recognizes the importance of educating and promoting a passion for automation at an early age for the young generation.
This will contribute to creating a generation of talented engineers in the future, serving as the core foundation for the development of science and technology in particular and for the society in general. Carrying this spirit, the Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2023 competition was held under the sponsorship of Mitsubishi Electric Vietnam Company Limited.
The experimental playground for young people who are passionate about science and technology
MECA 2023 received the participation of students coming from 12 leading universities majoring in science and engineering around the country, spreading from the North to the South areas including: Hanoi University of Science & Technology (HUST), University of Transport and Communications (UTC), Hanoi University of Industry (HAUI), Da Nang University of Science and Technology (DUT), Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE), Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City (IUH), Can Tho University (CTU), etc.
The competition is divided into 2 rounds, the first round with the participation of more than 160 teams, each team has 2-4 members. From here, the board of judges from each university will pick out 18 outstanding team to represent the whole school to attend the final round.
All products must apply Mitsubishi Electric Vietnam's technologies.
In the final round, each team will design, construct, operate and present their work to the jury. The projects will be evaluated based on criteria including creativity, applicability, complexity, technical solution evaluation, environmental protection solution, smart automation solution, accuracy, stability and aesthetics.
Regarding the award structure, the first prize went to Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE), 02 second prizes went to Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City (IUH) and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH), and 03 third prizes went to Tra Vinh University (TVU), Hanoi University of Science & Technology (HUST) and Hanoi University of Industry (HAUI).
The organizing committee also provided 04 sub-prizes for projetcs with breakthroughs during the competition including Intelligent Solution Prize, Young Potential Prize, Impressive Design Prize and Best Performance Prize.
Details of the topics and winning teams at the MECA 2023's final round as follows:
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE)
|Centrifugation and Aliquoting of Blood Plasma System
|Second Prize 1
|Team: Cobra Team
Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City (IUH)
|Automated Product Assembly System
|Second Prize 2
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH)
|Application of GOT MOBILE – NETWORK for Controlling and Monitoring of Automatic Packaging Machine System
|Third Prize 1
Tra Vinh University (TVU)
|Machine of Automatic Shelling and Packing Dried Shrimp
|Third Prize 2
Hanoi University of Science & Technology (HUST)
|Design and Control Automatic Polymorph Glass Cutting Machine with Mitsubishi's PLC and Motion Control
|Third Prize 3
|Team: FEE Automation
Hanoi University of Industry (HAUI)
|Research and Build Smart Warehouse Control and Operation Management System
|Intelligent Solution Prize
Can Tho University (CTU)
|Yacht Balancing System
|Young Potential Prize
Da Nang University of Science and Technology (DUT)
|Design the Controlling and Monitoring System of Flying Shear Model
|Impressive Design Prize
Hung Yen University of Technology and Education (UTEHY)
|Automatic Medicine Dispensing System
|Best Performance Prize
|Team: UTC GC
University of Transport and Communications (UTC)
|Design and Produce the Model of a Smart Warehouse System using PLC FX5U
Champion of MECA 2023 is SPK-FURY Team from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE) with the topic "Centrifugation and Aliquoting of Blood Plasma System".
In addition, the competition not only focuses on academic factors but also requires students' ability to flexibly and creatively apply the knowledge they have learned. From here, candidates can freely demonstrate soft skills such as teamwork and presentations. In particular, with the goal of helping students access modern automation equipment and technology, MECA hopes to stimulate young people's passion for scientific and technical research.
Vision of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Thanks to the vision and enthusiasm of Mitsubishi Electric's leaders, based on the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) approved by the United Nations.
Among them, the fourth goal (SDG4) is "Quality Education". More than anyone else, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation leaders realize the increasing importance of nurturing young talents. Evidence of this is the cooperation of companies, universities, research institutes and governments in scientific initiatives that are becoming very popular.
Furthermore, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation focuses on providing educational support around the world to ensure that all young people have equal educational opportunities. That is why MECA has become an annual competition held in many Mitsubishi Electric member countries, not just in Vietnam.
"Mitsubishi Electric Vietnam hopes that the competition can give opportunities to many automation students across the country to participate" - Mr. Takashi Nishikuma, General Director of Mitsubishi Electric Vietnam shared.
Mitsubishi Electric Vietnam hopes that the scale of the competition will be continuously expanded each year, so that more and more students will be exposed and familiar with modern technologies. From there, more and more students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have learned into practice in a creative and proactive way.
Education about automation and sustainable solutions right from school, especially through large-scale, professional competitions, will contribute to stimulating passion, learning and initiative among young people. From here, MECA 2023 will create a foundation for a generation of young talented engineers, becoming the core for the industrialization and modernization revolution of the country.