Innovation Camp 23rd November 2018Posted on: December 20, 2018
KICK-IT Scooters! are the winners of the JA Macedonia Innovation Camp 2018. A team of students from 5 high schools from Macedonia have created an electric scooter under the slogan: If there is a wheel, there is a way! By transforming an existing wheelchair into an electric scooter, they will enable better access for those in need, in their daily social activities, at schools, parks, hospitals, public institutions, etc.
The second Junior Achievement Macedonia Innovation Camp was organized on 23rd of November 2018 in hotel “Holiday Inn”- Skopje. 110 students from 22 secondary schools from Kumanovo, Ohrid, Struga, Debar, Berovo, Kochani, Prilep, Kavadarci, Veles, Gostivar, Gevgelija, Strumica and Skopje took part in this competition. The students were grouped into 22 teams with 5 members each.
This year’s challenge was to design a product or a service that would contribute to better comfort and usability of chairs with specific and innovative solutions in the form of a product or service (for example, improved quality, improved comfort, accessibility, utilization, digitization, etc.)
22 business volunteers from: IT company GDI, Agency for Promoting Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Macedonia, PR Agency Honeybiz, PR Agency IMAGE PR, TINEX, Business Academy Smilevski, KONEKT, CEFE Macedonia, Sofa Studio, University American College Skopje were at students’ disposal for advice and to help with their idea conceptualization.
Hazel Correa – USAID Macedonia
Petar Atanasov – Deputy Minister at Ministry of education and science
Konstantin Petkovski – University professor
Dejan Badarevski –Studio Sofa –private company for furniture
Kristina Pavleska – National Bank of Republic of Macedonia
Goran Lazarevski – Alliance of Microfinance organizations
Dijana Zafirovska – C.E.S Training Center
MEMBERS OF THE WINNING TEAM (team number 2):
Sandra Jakimovska (ASUC “Boro Petrusevski” – Skopje)
Zagorka Jovanova (SOU “Dobri Daskalov” – Kavadarci)
Dushko Dvojakoski (OSU “Aco Ruskovski” – Berovo)
Nikica Manjukovski (SUGS Gymnasium “Rade Jovcevski-Korchagin” – Skopje
Sara Brankovska (SOU “Pero Nakov” -Kumanovo)