Kokos – Student Structures Competition
The president of SPCleantech, Janusz Kahl, participated on May 13, 2023 as a juror in the KOKOS competition committee, i.e. the Student Structures Competition. KOKOS is a nationwide project implemented by the Independent Student Association this year at AGH.The purpose of the KOKOS competition is to select and reward the most talented young constructors, confront their works with the demanding world of business and help in the commercialization of projects and attracting investors.
In addition, the Student Constructions Competition supports young constructors in terms of content through the implementation of accompanying events – certified trainings and workshops in the art of self-presentation, soft skills, or business strategies.
KOKOS is also an opportunity to integrate students with representatives of the world of business, science and technology, as well as popularize the idea of innovation and inventiveness.
This year, the Commission’s deliberations were divided into two groups:
Commission I – Smart Robots, Ecology, Life Upgrade categories
Commission II – Railway, Joker, Vehicle, Sky categories
Prototypes of devices eligible for the following categories could be submitted to the competition:
Vehicle – any land vehicle, watercraft, aircraft and combinations thereof
Smart robots – robots of any kind
Life upgrade – constructions that contribute to facilitating the daily functioning of people with disabilities or the elderly, and are also used in medicine or the pharmaceutical industry
Ecology – prototypes of devices that have a positive impact on the environment, using, for example, modern solutions of renewable energy sources or ecological fuels
Joker – unusual structures and difficult to classify
Sky – all kinds of flying machines – from smaller ones, such as drones, to long-range ones, i.e. planes and rockets;
Railway (special category) – projects and concepts that can improve the railway, improve the quality of infrastructure or travel comfort.
Important information about the competition:
- The leader submitted a team consisting of a maximum of 4 members (including the leader).
- Constructions are eligible for the competition (except for the Railway category), i.e. working prototypes of mechanical devices.
- The team could submit its construction in no more than one competition category.
- The constructions had to be made entirely by students.
Constructors presented themselves according to a fixed schedule. Participants had 6 minutes to present the construction and 3 minutes for questions from the Commission. After all the presentations, the winners were selected according to the evaluation criteria, which were slightly different for each category. In addition, 2 special prizes were awarded – the Hero of Construction and the Master of Innovation.
The prizes were awarded on the basis of the evaluations of the Competition Commission included in the form in specific criteria. In disputes, decisions were made by the Preliminary Competition Committee in consultation with the event’s Partners.