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Tuesday 1 March 2016  

Sci-Tech Challenge at the University of Stavanger

On 8 March, 178 youngsters will meet at the University of Stavanger (UiS) to find innovative solutions to a common energy issue. The group that presents the best solution will qualify for European final.

Sci-Tech Challenge at the University of Stavanger

Sci-Tech Challenge is a pan-European project between Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (JAYE) and ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS with focus on recruitment to scientific education through creative training. Students who participate have qualified through high score in an interactive quiz and classroom participation where they encounter role models from ExxonMobil.

  • Sci-Tech Challenge Innovation Camp is about learning how to use and combine knowledge and creative solutions to a given challenge, says Jan Erik Jacobsen, JAYE adviser in Rogaland.
  • It is also about getting students to realize the importance of innovation when solving challenges of the future. We must be able to use our knowledge, and combine this with science and the ability to think creatively. This is relevant when five schools are to facilitate a culture of innovation among their students.

The event takes place in Tjodhallen at the university simultaneously with the Open Day event. Sci-Tech Innovation Camp collaborates with the University Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology including Faculty for Natural Sciences (Teknat).

  • Time and place has not been chosen randomly, says Siri Tjelta, ExxonMobil’s Communications Advisor.
  • By adding the event parallel to the Open Day event, students can participate in both events and have a greater insight into what kind of education is available at the University of Stavanger, as they have the opportunity to visit the university’s exhibition during breaks.

The top eight teams will present their solutions again in a 'super final' inside Tjodhallen between 14.05 and 15.30 PM. After the super finals, Sunniva Rose will hold an inspiring lecture on science. The winning team will be announced in time from 15.50 to 16.00 PM.

In total, there are ten countries participating in the project. The European final takes place online from Stavanger and will be guided by various mentors who are located in other countries. The three best solutions will be invited to Brussels for a Grand Finale where the winning team will be announced.


For more information, please contact:

JAYE Rogaland
Jan Erik Jacobsen,
Mob: +47 97 09 86 80

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS
Siri Tjelta,
Mob: +47 99 15 37 49