Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P.'s Cleenvent solar-powered ventilation system wins 2nd place in Youthpreneur competition

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.)'s Cleenvent solar-powered ventilation system bagged second place in the 2021 Youthpreneur in Action (YPIA) competition organized by Indonesia's Podomoro University.

A startup venture under the T.I.P. Nurture Innovation Technology Revolution Office (NITRO), Cleenvent promises "a better air environment for a better home," providing continuous proper ventilation in households and establishments by sucking indoor air out and bringing cooler air in.

"Good air quality allows for a healthy and more productive life, so Cleenvent is really a need especially this time when everyone's learning and working from home," said mechanical engineering senior and Cleenvent co-founder Raven Anot.

Anot and his team – composed of T.I.P. students, alumni, and industry partners – spent more than a year developing the automated ventilation system. Unlike typical exhaust fans commonly found in kitchens and restrooms, Cleenvent works on a wider scale and can be installed on walls, ceilings, or attics with zero operating costs.

"Cleenvent uses the sun's radiation to decrease temperature and humidity buildup inside our homes. It's powered by renewable energy so it does not contribute to consumers' electricity bills," Anot explained.

For T.I.P. Technopreneurship Coordinator Engr. Shearyl Arenas, Cleenvent is proof that there is no age requirement for being an entrepreneur. "If you have a great idea, pursue it. You can have your own venture even before graduation. It doesn't mean that you're a student, you can't create something impactful to the community," she said.

As part of the T.I.P. TechnoCoRe ecosystem, T.I.P. NITRO serves as the school’s incubation arm focused on bolstering, optimizing, and readying disruptive ideas into market-ready businesses. It is one of the 32 technology business incubators (TBI) established nationwide by the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD).

An annual business idea pitching competition, YPIA brings student entrepreneurs from all over the globe to overcome world problems with innovative and practical solutions. More than 500 student teams joined this year's virtual event.

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