The 10th European finale of the Sci-Tech Challenge brought to Brussels 21 students from Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands and Romania who pitched their ideas on how to upgrade and modernize the Brussels inner-city transport network in a cost-effective way, while reducing environmental impact. 1860 students took part in the programme last year, together with 64 volunteers. The volunteers have participated in classroom visits to talk about career choices. The young participants also took part in national Innovation Camps before being selected for the Brussels Grand Finale.
The event was hosted by the Romanian Presidency of the EU and organised in collaboration with EurActiv. 95 participants attended, including Luminita Odobescu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Romania, representatives from the Romanian Government and the European Commission.