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Young Poles win prestigious international Tech competitions

December 21, 2021

Undoubtedly, Poland has very talented young people in Tech who are able to work in teams. Their recent successes in international competition prove this – just like in previous years.

The Polish representatives won one gold and two silver medals in the 33rd International Olympiad in Informatics organized in Singapore 2021 (it was held online due to the pandemic restrictions). In terms of the number of medals, during 33 years of IOI, Polish teams won 119 medals and took 3rd place after China and Russia.

Our representatives also had successes in another respected competition – the Intel AI Global Impact Festival, San Francisco 2021. Poles won two first and one second-degree awards. AI Global Impact Festival is an event organized by Intel for students, teachers, and developers interested in AI innovations. In the competition, where 230 people from 20 countries participated, Intel awarded prizes I (grand) and II degree (country) and distinctions in four AI Impact categories: Enthusiasts, Creators, Shapers, and Catalysts. Maksymilian Paczyński won the 1st-degree award for the FATIK project that recognizes whether the driver has fallen asleep and keeps him awake while driving. Marek Grzywna received the second 1st-degree raising the interest in ​​artificial intelligence in the AI Impact Shapers category intended for teachers and coaches. And finally, the 2nd-degree prize went to Jakub Bliźniuk for his project to identify a person based on the ECG.

The World Robot Summit, Fukushima 2021 also will be remembered for the successes of our young Poland’s representatives. The SkaNeR Robotics Student Research Group from the Lodz University of Technology took 3rd place. WRS finals is a part of the World Robot Expo exhibition. Polish students brought to Japan three robots they had constructed, including the Martian rover with a drone and a small robot Turtle. Only two Japanese teams were ahead of the Polish team.

We are delighted that Polish young Tech enthusiasts are among the best in the world and wish all of them continued international success!

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