And the Winners are…Silicon Alps Special Prizes Smart Systems in the Maturaprojektwettbewerb of FH Kärnten 2020

The Corona crisis has not stop us from experiencing a lot of joy and enthusiasm: also in 2020 the young talents demonstrated their creativity and strength to withstand the difficult times!

The idea of ​​the Silicon Alps special award for intelligent systems originated in the cluster focus group Sub Systems & Integration.  The reason behind:  to  stimulate the interest of the young generation for technical topics and the pursuing of a technical career.

The colleagues from the cluster focus group  developed 2019 a  prize concept and also supported the competition with  jury members for the evaluation of the technical projects.

The 15th Austria-wide Matura project competition at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences took place online on April 24 and honored the best project applications in the categories of health studies, IT & engineering, civil engineering and architecture, as well as business and management. Secondary school students from all over Austria submitted 40 diploma theses.

In addition to the main prizes, Silicon Alps awarded three special prizes of EUR 500 each for projects in the field of smart systems. The winners of these prizes will also be given the opportunity to contact Silicon Alps Cluster Partners to get to know each other better.

The winners of the three Silicon Alps Special Prices „Smart Systems“ in 2020 are…

  1. FindMyWay ‐ Leitsystem für Menschen mit  Beeinträchtigungen: an indoor navigation system for people with disabilities, integrating NFC, RFID reader, database, software. Completed project, already in testing and working.
  2. E2PS Ecological & Efficient Pool System: The  concept promising high economic efficiency has already been demonstrated and has added value for customers and society, since resource savings are highly relevant. Smart integration (sensors, IT)
  3. Universal Smart Home: Smart home integration. The project links  self-developed hardware modules for controlling the electronics with a server installed in the respective house. Emphasized were the ease of use for all user categories and the possibility for extension. Data security aspects were also taken into account.

See the winning ceremony online hier.