The most important criterion for assessing the projects is how means of science and technology have been used in the project to solve a problem related to sustainable development (ecological, social, financial or human).
Preliminary jury assessment criteria
The preliminary jury will assess the signed-up projects according to the following criteria:
Registration for Beyond 2030 Challenge 2021 is closed.
Beyond 2030 Challenge – combine science and technology, save the planet and humanity
Registration for the competition will open on August 11, 2021 and end on October 25th 2021 at 23.59. All Finnish high school and vocational education students in teams of 1-4 persons can jointhe competition.
To enter the competition, the teams will prepare a one-page description of their science project by October 25, 2021. The description will be submitted electronically via the link below.
Beyond 2030 Challenge is a science competition organised by the City of Turku and Bayer. The competition is supported by academics and industry. In the competition, upper secondary education students in groups of one to four people develop new ideas, innovations and applications that
a) help save the environment (solutions related to climate change, sustainable development, circular economy etc.) and/or
b) help save humanity (solutions related to social environment, wellbeing technology, reducing poverty and illnesses etc.)
1. Registration phase
The teams of one to four members create a short description of their science project by the 25th of October. The description must include:
1) Short description of the idea
The proposed solution may be related to, for instance, climate change prevention, sustainable solutions, wellbeing technology, health technology, reducing poverty or illnesses, reducing littering of seas or other prevention of threats to the future of humanity and/or the planet. Creativity, innovation and STEAM spirit are considered a plus!
1st place 4000 euros
2nd place 2000 euros
3rd place 1000 euros
In addition the top10 will be awarded with superb product awards.
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.
The science and technology industries are of very great significance for
The ambitious goal of the competition was to use means of technology and science to develop solutions that would save the planet
The science competition is organised in collaboration with higher education institutions and businesses in the area.
The City of Turku plays a pivotal role nationally as a hub for technology and science, and this role is being strengthened all the time.
Germany has already been a strong influence on and an important partner for the City of Turku and Finland as a whole for centuries.