Frequently asked questions

Who can take part in the competition?

All secondary education students in Finland are welcome to participate in the competition.

How to join?

It's quick and easy, click here for further registeration information.

Who are the members of the competition jury?

The competition jury consists of representatives of higher education institutions, City of Turku, Bayer and other partners. The chair of the jury is Senior Executive at TechCampus Turku and Vice Rector of the University of Turku Mika Hannula.

Can you participate in the competition as a team?

Yes. The teams can consist of one to four students who complete the project as a collaborative effort. It is not possible to switch teams during the competition.

What should the teams submit at the end of the project phase and in what form?

At the registration stage of the competition, the teams must submit approximately one-page project plan in writing to the organizers of the competition by 15.10.2021. A link to submit your plan will be added during the summer of 2021 to the "Register to join" tab.

The teams selected for the project phase I must submit their written project description by December 10, 2021. The project description must include descriptions of the different stages of the competition work, from planning to implementation, and the results of the project.

The five teams selected for the project phase II must complete their project description according to the actions done during the second phase (17.01. - 16.03.2022). At the end of the project phase II, the teams return both their project description and an approximately five-minute presentation video of their project. Both the description and the video must be submitted by March 16, 2022.

What criteria will be used to evaluate the projects?
The most important criterion for the evaluation is how the team has used the means of science and technology to solve a problem of sustainable development (ecological, social, economic or human). Other evaluation criteria for the projects will be published on the competition website during the summer of 2021.

What if the team has to drop out of the competition? 

As participation is voluntary, it is possible to drop out during the competition process.