Developing Our Future Innovators
Hospital curtains made of transparent specialty glass, with touch capabilities so patients can connect with the outside world.
The ceramic substrate concept that’s used in automobiles, now applied to stoves to filter out toxins from open fire cooking that’s common in Asia.
A fishing pole that uses colorful threads of flexible glass fiber to help you see when a fish is caught
on the hook.
These were the three top projects in Corning Display Technologies Taiwan’s (CDTT) first Future Innovator Competition. Initiated in 2015, the contest marked its five-year milestone — igniting the imagination of the more than 4,300 students who have participated across Taiwan.
As one of the company’s STEM-education programs, the Corning Future Innovator Competition encourages young people enrolled in colleges and universities to apply their creative thinking to develop inventive solutions in the area of materials science. The competition challenges college, graduate, and PhD students to observe a real-world problem, then solve it using any of three materials — glass, ceramics or fiber — that are central to Corning’s innovations.