【PL】 EKOinnovators wanted! The 3rd edition of the nationwide competition for students is launched

EKOinnovators 2021 is the 3rd edition of the nationwide competition addressed to the student scientific movement, the aim of which is to select the most innovative student projects, as well as to select scientific circles and students distinguished by scientific and organizational activities of a pro-ecological nature. The competition is organized by the Institute of Sustainable Energy, co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science. The honorary patronage over the event was taken by the Minister of Education and Science.


The idea of the competition is to promote the achievements of students representing universities on the national forum, to create opportunities for the exchange of experience and information between representatives of various academic centers, as well as to support students in further scientific, technical and organizational activities.

Participation in the EKOinnovators 2021 competition is open to both entire teams (scientific circles and student projects), as well as individual students who are on first- or second-cycle studies at any university in Poland. Applications are accepted in three main categories:

  • EKOinnovative Scientific Circle,
  • EKOinnovative Student Project,
  • Student EKOinnovator.

In addition, this year’s edition of the competition provides for seven special categories, which will be determined by the Competition Jury on the basis of submitted applications.

Stages of the competition

The EKOinnovators 2021 competition consists of several parts.

  • The first stage is to submit applications for participation in the competition (the application form is open until November 15, 2021).
  • In the second stage of the competition, students will take part in trainings m.in in the field of intellectual property protection, commercialization of project results and their presentation through scientific and popular science publications, as well as in training in waste management and its impact on the natural environment.
  • The third (main) stage of the competition is the Final Gala, which will take place on December 10, 2021. No more than 15 student projects, 15 scientific circles and 15 students will be qualified to participate in the Final Gala. Each of the finalists will have the opportunity to give a few minutes’ speech, which will be evaluated by the Competition Jury. On the basis of the evaluations, the winners in each of the main and special categories will be selected.

The winners of the EKOinnovators 2021 competition will receive prizes in the form of gift vouchers and commemorative statuettes. Prizes will be awarded independently in each of the three competition categories, as well as in special categories. In addition, all participants will receive certificates confirming their participation in the competition. An additional prize, which was provided by the Organizer for the winners of the competition, is the opportunity to participate in the international scientific conference International Conference on the Clean Environment and Energy Research, scheduled for 2022.

Detailed information about the competition is available on the website of the www.ekoinnowatorzy.pl,as well as on the website of the Organizer – Institute of Sustainable Energy. The competition is co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science and has been under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Education and Science.


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