The University of Graz hosted the regional event for Austria, Germany and Hungary in the Pioneers category and for Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece and Italy in the Explorers category. The team Hibah_977 from India, which toped the first round among non-EU entries, also participated in the regional semi-final for Pioneers.
It was really hard for the jury to select the three top projects (one in the Pioneers and two in the Explorers category), as all the participating projects were excellent. In the Pioneers category, AlphaTeam from Germany, consisting of Alexander Haake and Lukas Mohr qualified to the International Final with the project “Magnet Rocket”.
In the Explorers, Alice Antonelli with the project “Punto di vista orbital” won the first place and qualified to the Final of July. Dimitris Athanasopoulos and Konstantinos Karampelas with the project entitled “Moon Underground: Space Humanity’s Room” were awarded the second place and qualified also to the Final.