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Quito : great success for the 4th Innovation Challenge !

13 May 2024

On April 6, 234 young people took part in the “Push it” Innovation Challenge, organized by the PUCE-Icam International Faculty of Innovation.

Creating, designing and learning while having fun – that’s the aim of the PUCE-Icam Innovation Challenge ! For this 4th edition, the 234 young people who entered the competition outdid themselves. Coming from 18 different secondary schools, the youngsters, aged 15 to 17, competed in teams. Each of the 64 teams had to design a device (robot, vehicle, etc.) capable of pushing a heavy load (around 1 kg) across a surface.

The idea behind this challenge was to get them to develop their creativity in the face of an engineering problem. The aim is not only to propose a solution, but also to apply it, in the spirit of integral engineering training. In this way, the Puce-Icam Innovation Challenge not only stimulates young people’s interest in engineering and innovation, but also helps to raise the profile of the campus !

Winners of the Innovation Challenge :

Unidad Educativa San Luis Gonzaga : Champion and runner-up (Campeón y Subcampeón)

Unidad Educativa Jim Irwin : Design evaluation (Evaluación de Diseño)