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?

Registration for 2021 is closed. 

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 25.10.2021. 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 8, 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 during the finale, the teams will give a 10-minute presentation to the jury. Any materials such as videos, slides etc. need to be submitted by the 16th of March 2022, 23:59 o'clock. 

What criteria will be used to evaluate the projects?

You can check the assessment criteria from this page: Beyond 2030 Challenge evaluation criteria .