The JA Europe Enterprise Challenge brings together the best student start-ups, which have participated in the JA Start Up Programme. The programme gives students aged 19 to 30 the opportunity to experience running their own company, giving them an insight into how their talents could be used to set up a business themselves. This year, 16,000 students took part in the programme creating over 3,000 start-ups.
The JA Europe Enterprise Challenge was hosted this year by JA Norway in Oslo and gathered 223 people and 15 start-ups from 14 countries. The main award went to the team from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Aalesund, who impressed the jury with their start-up’s innovative solution to one of the biggest challenges the aquaculture industry is facing today: their Educational Digital Intelligence (EDDI) is a tool created for efficient and safer cleaning of salmon fish lice. An eco-friendly, natural solution, which does not rely on chemicals and supports a financially sustainable aquaculture industry.