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Acer Foundation Launches the First Annual Green Innovation Contest to Promote Next Generation Green Living

(July 20, 2012)

TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- (Marketwire) -- 07/20/12 -- Acer Foundation today kicked off the first annual green innovation contest to promote a better and greener living environment. The competition is open to students at all levels worldwide to create innovative and sustainable solutions. Finalist teams will be selected to compete for Grand Prize of US$60,000 and provided with complimentary trip to Taipei for Computex 2013.

"Acer Foundation is proud of being the organizer of the contest to enhance awareness and understanding of caring for a greener environment, and we are excited to see innovative approaches to sustaining our environment," said Richard Lai, executive director of Acer Foundation.

The deadline to submit an entry is September 30, 2012. From the pool of competing entries, Acer Foundation will select up to twelve finalists. Submitted entries will be evaluated by a panel of experts based on essential factors of earth friendliness, reality friendliness and innovation friendliness.

The competition is open to all students worldwide. Additional details including eligibility, awards, and submission guidelines are available at http://greencontest.acerfoundation.org.tw


About Acer Foundation
The Acer Foundation was formed to assist the industry in building core competencies to ensure success in today's competitive world markets. Taking reference from Acer's experiences, core competencies of companies in developing countries should center on high-tech management and effective globalization efforts. Therefore, Acer Foundation's major orientation aims to provide assistance to inspiring a spirit and energy grounded in innovation. By virtue of awards, contests and event sponsorships, the Foundation encouraged students to unleash the power of technologies and put their creativity into full play. For more information, please visit www.acerfoundation.org.tw.

Acer Foundation (Organizer)
Price Ho
Corporate Sustainability Office
8F, 88, Sec.1, Xintai 5 th Rd.
Xizhi, New Taipei City 221, Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-8691-3616
Fax: 886-2-8691-1064
E-mail: Price_Ho@acer.com.tw

Taipei Computer Association (Co-organizer)
Ihuan Lee
Office of International Cooperation
3F, No.2, Sec.3, Bade Rd.
Taipei 10558, Taiwan
Tel: 886- 2-2577-4249 ext.505
Fax: 886-2-2577-7163
E-mail: ihuan@mail.tca.org.tw


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