“Critical thinking is a key part of our work in energy and it is reassuring to hear that you have been exposed to real life challenges the industry faces,” said Khalid Al-Moaili, manager of Technical Services at Aramco Europe, ahead of the team pitches. “Tech Quest could be the first step towards your journey as energy professionals, and I assure you that our industry is always looking for new talent.”
This year winner was team ClearSun, with their solution for self-cleaning solar panels, which impressed the jury for being simple, innovative and scalable. Second prize was awarded to Skynet who focused on automated document review by using AI, while third prize went to Rockwall, for their tag to guarantee the authenticity of products and fight counterfeit.
“The quality of the solutions provided at the 2022 Tech Quest has been beyond our expectations, with several innovative ideas now being considered to be followed-up upon,” said Roald van Borselen, Senior Research Science Consultant at Aramco’s upstream research center and Tech Quest mentor.