Presentation of Ideas to the Panel of Experts
As part of the NEW VET project and for the European Vocational Skills Week 2020, the final event Hackathon of Green Technologies and the Internet of Things took place at School Centre Nova Gorica on Friday, 11 September 2020, where four teams held three-minute presentations (pitches) in front of a four-member panel of experts. The best-rated team was “Green me“, which solved the challenge presented by Business Solutions, regarding the garbage generated by tourists when visiting our country. The problems that arise in this area are numerous: from the increase in illegal dumps, littering of roadside space, pollution of the rural environment to overload of the municipal waste system in seasonal periods, especially in summer, and a lack of understanding of waste separation among tourists. The “Green me” team under the mentorship of computer science professor Edi Medvešček consists of students of the Secondary School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Nova Gorica: Aljaž Starc, Miha Mirt and Matej Bunc and a student of the Secondary Technical School Nova Gorica: Tjaž Valentinčič, successfully presented their solution. On Thursday, October 22, 2020, there will be the awards ceremony. We can say without hesitation that all the ideas were great and that we are very proud of the participants and their mentors, as the journey and the experience they gained last week are their biggest victory.