Continental Student Challenge
for Slovak Universities

We are looking for creative and innovative ideas for tire production, testing and development which can be implemented in R&D projects after the competition.
Winners of the competition Continental Student Challenge 2015

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Overall project information

We call on students, research staff and PhD students at the University of Žilina and University of Alexander Dubček in Trenčín - Faculty of Industrial Technologies in Puchov to come up with ideas to new concepts, designs, materials, techniques, tools and methods for manufacturing of tires with visionary thinking.

Schedule

Start up and Opening event

02/2015

Collect draft
of ideas

05/2015

Presentation
to the jury

05-06/2015

Closing Ceremony and Awards Ceremony

05-06/2015

Jury

Libor Heger

Director of Technology centre in Puchov
 

Pavol Žiačik

Dep. Leader Tire Line Development Winter,
Technology centre in Puchov

Anton Karvaš

Dep. Leader MPDI Material Development,
Technology centre in Puchov
 

Ján Ondrišík

Dep. Leader Tire Line Development Summer,
Technology centre in Puchov

Darina Ondrušová

Subdean FPT
Púchov

Jan Krmela

doc FPT
Púchov

Milan Sága

Dean Faculty of Mechanical Engineering University of ZA
 

Milan Dado

Dean Faculty of Elektrical Engineering University of ZA
 

Instructions

  1. Read through the challenge basic information and conditions and during registration please mark that you agree to competition rules
  2. Fill out attached ppt. template with all necessary information and briefly describe your idea/invention for selected topic
  3. Please describe your submission for 3 — 5 slides in English or Slovak language and save it in pdf.
    Example: “ New sidewall design.pdf ”
  4. After the jury checks all registered inventions, five final ideas/inventions will be selected and presented to jury in final round. Three best ideas/inventions will be awarded

Terms & Conditions

Organizer of the competition:

Continental Matador Rubber, s.r.o., T.Vansovej 1054, 020 01 Púchov.

Price:

  1. Price 1 000 €
  2. Price 750 €
  3. Price 500 €

(* all prices after taxation)

Duration of the competition:

from February 25 th to April 30 th 2015.

Terms and conditions

  • Taking part in the competition the participant expresses an approval with the terms and rules of the competition and undertakes keep all the rules.
  • The price in the competition is not feasible to enforce by law. The prices are subject to taxation and will be taxed according to the Act No. 595/2003 about Tax income.
  • The competition is open to full time students and PhD students studying at the Slovak University of Alexander Dubček in Trenčín, Faculty of Industrial technologies and University of Žilina, Engineering Faculty and Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
  • The competition is open to individuals but teams of two to four members are encouraged to subscribe/join as well. There is no limit regarding the number of people in a one team. However, an individual may participate only in one team.
  • Failure to comply with any rules, terms and conditions of the competition may result in the participating team's disqualification and/or the forfeit of the team's prize; the prize will be awarded to following winner.
  • Company Continental holds the intellectual property rights for all materials submitted by the participating teams for the competition.
  • All material submitted must be participants' own work.
  • Any kind of plagiarism is strictly prohibited and will lead to disqualification of participants. Duplication of the thoughts or work of another source must be referenced.
  • The judges' decision is final and no appeals will be entertained.
  • Continental reserves the right to modify or amend the prizes, rules, terms and conditions of the competition at any time.
  • Taking part in the contest a participant expresses an approval with the rules of the competition. All participants shall agree to allow their names and photographs to be used for public purposes. The organizer of the competition is allowed without charge publish name, pictures or audio records of the winners in the media within the time period one year.
  • A participant submitting the registration form agrees with processing his personal data in accordance with act No. 123/2013.
  • In accordance with the act No. 123/2013 the consent can be revoked at anytime.
  • All participants agree with publishing of their ideas final work for the use of research and development project within Continental.
  • The prices will be paid out at the bank account of participants. If a team wins a price, the price will be divided among each team member in equal amount.

History

WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION CONTINENTAL STUDENT CHALLENGE 2015

1st place | Roman Bobor for the idea: Hydrophobic tire
2nd place | Juraj Kajan for the idea: Extensile (adjusting) tire pattern - concept
3rd place | Mário Vančo for the idea: New design of tire tread

 

FINAL ROUND TOOK PLACE ON THE 12th OF FEBRUARY 2014 IN PUCHOV. THANK YOU TO ALL PARTICIPANTS AND CONGRATULATION TO THE WINNERS!

1st price 1000 EUR | Andrej Haršány: - Quartertubes for bicycles
2nd price 750 EUR | Richard Sýkora: - New material for inteligent tires construction
3rd price 500 EUR | Ivan Kováč: - Control tire stiffness using carbon fiber

 

Registration Form

Summary

  • Check the web page
  • Select your favorite topic
  • Read the instructions
  • Describe your invention
  • Registrate your invention
  • Win fantastic prices

Basic data

By clicking send button you agree to the
Terms & Conditions.

Good Luck!

Content

Technology Center Púchov

Research & Development of Passenger and Light Truck Tire

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