What do you think is the best idea for the future?
That’s the question in a competition in the Eindhovens Dagblad (Eindhoven Daily newspaper) in association with the University of Technology Eindhoven ( TU/e ).
Children between 8 and 18 years old can submit their inventions, accompanied by a picture and motivation statement. A jury of experts from science and industry will judge the entries. Ideas and inventions can be submitted about any topic. The competition runs from 15 March until April 19 and participation is free.
There are two categories: primary school children (8 -12 years) and secondary school students (12-18 years). Primary school children can participate individually or as a duo. Older children can participate in larger groups or as a school class. Three nominees in each category will be published on 24 April.
The primary school finalists will present their ideas and inventions on 19 May, at the ‘Ontdekfabriek’ (Discovery Factory).
The winner will receive an iPad.
The nominated inventors in the 12-18 years category will pitch their ideas to the public during Dutch Technology Week at the University of Technology TU/e on 18 May. The winner or group winners will receive a prize from Philips and also be invited to attend special lectures and workshops at the TU/e.
The competition is part of the Eureka project, in cooperation with Eindhovens Dagblad, Omroep Brabant (Brabant Broadcaster) and Studio040.