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Students test their skills in the robotics and business models competition

On 16 December, the University of Tartu’s Delta Centre hosts the Delta X student competition, in which participants test their skills in robotics, present start-up ideas and social innovation business models. Everyone is welcome to watch the competition and think along. 

The chief organiser of Delta X, Mariana Kukk, invites the audience to the Delta Centre this year to follow the event on-site and consider innovative business and social ideas and scenarios for the future. The competition is held in two categories: start-up business models and social innovation. 

According to an organiser of the competition, Mervi Raudsaar, Head of the Chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of Tartu, the main purpose of social ideas is to make a difference in society and achieve more significant impact. “It doesn’t mean that the whole world should change immediately – you may start close to home. There’s a lot you can do together with your friends in your home town,” said Raudsaar. She invited everyone to the Delta Centre on 16 December to see what ideas this year’s contestants come up with. Winners of the business models competition will be awarded access to the Startup Day 2023 stage. The competitors are assessed by a jury comprising Mihkel Lees, Asko Seeba, Triin Kask, Marti Soosaar, Ott Pärna, Vaido Mikheim and Kristo Tõnissoo. 

Besides the business models competition, there will be robot basketball and autonomous drone challenges. Also, fascinating workshops are offered. “Spectators are welcome to improve their robotics knowledge at the Robotond workshop, explore the amazing world of soft robotics and visit the neuromarketing lab. It’s going to be an inspiring day! Our good friends from the Solaride team will also be present at the event to showcase their exciting work and talk about the future of engineering,” Mariana Kukk said. 

The event will begin at 12:00. See the programme and register for the workshops on the Delta Centre’s website.

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