1,100 teams from 29 French academies (including two from overseas territories), totaling 5,000 high school students studying science and technology, and the 500 professionals on the jury, all took part in the sixth Olympics competition. The projects covered a diverse spectrum of themes, from access to water, the transformation and storage of energy, to assistance for persons and sustainable development.
On 20 May, the 60 top teams came to the Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt, France’s leading R&D center and the engineering heart of the Groupe Renault, where the vehicles of the group’s brands (Renault, Dacia, Samsung) are designed and developed.
The 300 students were invited to present and defend their projects in front of the jury, made up of teachers, inspectors from the French Ministry of Education, engineers, researchers and company directors. 15 engineering experts from the Groupe Renault also sat on the jury.
After the presentations, Jean Agulhon, head of HR at Renault France, awarded the prizes for 2015:
1st Prize (gold): Robotized hand prosthesis, Lycée Sainte-Croix Sainte-Euverte d’Orléans, Orléans-Tours Academy
2nd Prize (silver): Piano glove, Lycée Richelieu de Rueil-Malmaison, Versailles Academy
3rd Prize (bronze): Handi Train, Lycée Paul Riquet de Saint-Orens de Gameville, Toulouse Academy.
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