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Top Teams

Top Teams

Congratulations to all our finalists! All teams have completed their prototypes and are getting ready for the final pitch on 15 July. The team at IKEA and all the judges would like to wish our finalists good luck, and we look forward to hearing their final pitch.

Congratulations to the winners of this year's competition! The judges have crowned the Top 3 winners, and the members of the public have voted for their favourite idea. Click to see which teams have won.

Finalists are listed in no particular order.

Throw & Grow

by Iffah Rusyda Binte Azmi, Chiam Yong Qin, Jin Yongxuan

National University of Singapore


by Keane Hi, Brendan Ong Yen Kie, Rachel Chia Wing Yee

Singapore University Of Technology And Design

Tag & Track

by Lucas Cheng, Kok Chung Ong, Ricky Theodore

National University of Singapore

The 1:1 Menu

by Karen Gan, Han Hye Jee, Chloe Chan

National University of Singapore

Yeetable Bread Box

by Halle Wilson Hendricks, Beverly Wong Wen Xia, Chong Yu Fang Valerie

Temasek Polytechnic, School of Design


by Nirmitaa Mohan, Gauraangee Palsani

Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts

Waste Reduction Rewards

by Lim Wen Wei, Bryan, Tay Zi Heng Jef, Fu Ziyu

Temasek Polytechnic, School of Engineering

Take Me Away

by Sarah Ng, Guo Meng Yang

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, NAFA

Insect Food

by Tan Yuan Xiang Elroy

Singapore Polytechnic

Terreau. Waste Wisely

by Min, Celeste and Celine

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

HaveAlr - Grocery Manager

by Lim Jia Wei, Kong Qi Herng, Varden Toh

National University of Singapore

Glöm Mig Inte (Forget Me Not)

by Carmen Chan, Hoe Jun Leong

Singapore University of Social Science, National University of Singapore


by Muhammad Zulhusni bin Jumat, Desiree Ong You Ling

Singapore Institute of Technology, Nanyang Technological University


by Darren Lim, Ho Min Kent, Mitchell Chan

National University of Singapore

Soil Bin

by Lee Wen De, Tang Ik Hwa

Nanyang Technological University

Online and over to you

The Top 15 teams attended a virtual Design Masterclass Workshop by Reactor Singapore—probably a first for our participants! Started off with an icebreaker, each team was split into different rooms and tasked to complete fun activities! IKEA catered and delivered lunch to each team, creating an ideal opportunity to learn more about our initiatives towards food waste.

Big kudos

Great to see such energy and enthusiasm from our finalists during Masterclass Workshop! IKEA would like to especially thank Rusydi, CEO of Reactor School, for his passionate leadership in helping the students to refine their design concepts. We would also like to thank the facilitators for their valuable time in providing mentorship, and preparing our participants for Prototyping and Final Judging on 15 July.

Khairul Rusydi

Co-founder and CEO, Reactor

A former Enterprise Singapore (ESG) scholar, Khairul currently leads Reactor as Co-founder and CEO. Previously serving on the SG Youth Action Panel with the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), Khairul graduated from NTU with a BSc. in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (Hons, First Class).

Leslie Low

Studio Director, th!nkads

Lightsaber warrior by day, pro disco dancer by night. From digesting conceptual design problems, to throwing up fantasy campaign solutions. Studio Director, Leslie has been lovingly doing that since the early 2000s. Converted from using ZIP drives to Cloud Storage, from Edison bulbs to LED RGB tech. In his pursuit of design evolution, he is an advocate in deconstructing design processes for behavioural change towards a sustainable lifestyle.

Aeson Ong

Food Manager, IKEA

Aeson has joined IKEA for 7 years and had several roles involving operations and regional commercial planning. At IKEA, he champions various sustainability initiatives related to our food offer. His leadership in the Waste Watcher programme helped reduce food waste by 50% in IKEA kitchens across the region.

Em Ferrer

Assistant Communication Manager - Corporate Communication, IKEA

Em worked in advertising for 10 years, where she told stories about many products. Since joining IKEA in 2016, she shifted her storytelling to shine a light on people behind the scenes, and what they do to create a positive impact on communities and the planet.

Robin Oh

Training Ops Manager & EntreEd Trainer, Reactor School

Robin is Head of Training Operations at Reactor School. As co-founder of carpentry studio, Designed Pte. Ltd., Robin’s experience in various technologies and his knowledge of spatial and product design enable him to mentor clients in prototyping their ideas.