The Macedonian High School Team won 3rd place at the POPRI EUSAIR Youth 2024 competition. The event took place on May 15-16, 2024, in Šibenik, Croatia.

Оver these two days of intense activities, young entrepreneurs showcased their exceptional creativity, vision, and dedication to addressing societal challenges. The TERRAMEA team from North Macedonia, supported by the Center for Knowledge Management, earned a commendable third place. Their project, focused on creating eco-friendly toys from natural materials, impressed the judges with its innovative approach and environmental consciousness. 

 Although our university student team did not place in the top three, their participation in the event was a testament to their dedication and hard work. We are proud of their efforts and the innovative ideas they brought to the competition.

### Full List of Winners

***** High School Category**

- 🥇 1st Place: SLUGUARD, Slovenia
Team Members:* Maja Jernejc, Renata Jereb
Mentors:* Mitja Turk, Jana Goršin Fabjan
Project:* An innovative organic product for pest control using invasive plants.

- 🥈 2nd Place: KERAGLOW, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Team Members:* Anja Maričić, Smiljana Atlagić
Mentors:* Suzana Gotovac Atlagić, Marija Stojaković
Project:* A natural keratin-based product for skin and hair health using local raw materials.

- 🥉 3rd Place: TERRAMEA, North Macedonia
Team Members:* Matej Tanaskovski, Marko Petrovik, Jane Mitev, Franc Dolenc
Mentors:* Emilija Ampeva, Dusica Krango - Markoska
Project:* Eco-friendly toys made from natural materials.

*****University Students Category**

- 🥇 1st Place: Trash Feaster Vessel, Greece
Team Members:* Ernesto Sigalas, Marios Konstantoudakis
Mentor:* Diomidis Katzourakis
Project:* An autonomous vessel for collecting floating trash in marinas and harbors.

- 🥈 2nd Place: Humorganics, Serbia
Team Members:* Strahinja Vasiljević, Nenad Lazić
Project:* Advanced vermicomposting technology to produce high-quality organic fertilizer quickly.

- 🥉 3rd Place: Wildfire Detection System, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Team Members:* Filip Beštić, Danilo Blažić, Dejan Simić, Dejan Ikić, Branislav Zorić
Project:* Drone-based system for early detection and management of wildfires.


Special Recognition

🎉 All winning teams have earned the exclusive opportunity to participate in the FOOD-athon hackathon on sustainable food supply, scheduled for October 16-18, 2024, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Student TeamTERAMEA Toys