Results final: zdi robot competition 2023 / zdi Science League

A robot watering plants in front of a house.

Pupils develop sustainable greenhouses and solve challenges related to energy production with self-programmed robots

On June 17, 2023, the winning teams of this year's zdi robot competition and the zdi Science League in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

The picture shows a Lego Mindstorm robot on the starting position of the competition mat.
The graphic shows the logo of the zdi robot competition 2023. It shows a robot riding a T-Rex. Both laugh happily. Below it is the motto "Power Up - Don't be a fossil!" and zdi robot competition 2023.

Beaming winners at the zdi robot competition

The students of the “Great BauMeister” team from the Buer-Mitte comprehensive school in Gelsenkirchen are the winners of this year’s zdi robot competition in the Robot Game category in the age group
further training. “That was pretty exciting. We were way ahead. But it didn't always look as if we would make 1st place," beams a team member from the "Great Builders". In the elementary school age group, the “Rochus” team at the KGS Rochus School in Bonn was delighted with first place.

There were also five teams in the Robo-Performance category at the final. First place in the elementary school age group went to the “Team Siegtal” team from GGS Siegtal in Hennef. The "Grembots" team from the Gymnasium Rheinkamp Europaschule in Moers prevailed in the secondary schools with their story on the subject of sustainable energy.

The four winning teams were delighted with their prizes: in addition to a trophy and a medal, the winners received prize money of 600 euros, which they can use for other MINT activities. The second and third placed teams will receive 500 and 400 euros respectively.

Creative programming

In a total of 25 local and regional competitions, more than 1.000 students fought their way to the final. The children and young people competed in two categories (robot game and robot performance) and two age groups (primary school and secondary schools). Under the motto "Power up - don't be a fossil!" the robots in the teams solved challenges in energy generation, energy transport and energy management.

Successful MINT promotion of young talent!

Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Baumgarten, Head of Department at the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW), accepted the award from the winners and was enthusiastic about the inventiveness of the students. "I am very happy about the large number of young people from all over NRW who took part with creative ideas. The teams on site showed today how much creativity, motivation, ingenuity and MINT enthusiasm there is in their projects - this applies to teams in the zdi robot competition as well as to the teams in the first zdi Science League. The final rounds of the two competitions are great examples of successful MINT promotion of young talent!” says Prof. Baumgarten.

Since 2006, the MKW has been organizing the robot competition as part of future through innovation.NRW (zdi). The zdi-Science League was tested in a pilot season for the first time this year.

Best teams of the first zdi Science League awarded

A banner reads "Science League" in front of a sign with a glowing light bulb above it. Below it says "part of zdi.NRW"

The zdi Science League started its pilot season in January. Since then, teams from NRW have been working on an urban farming task with the aim of building a sustainable greenhouse. The participants were thus given the opportunity to experience a completely new form of promoting young MINT talent: open tasks and a long-term examination of a topic, in teamwork at that, convey a holistic impression of the future topic of urban farming and the MINT field.

On June 17, 2023, the final day of the zdi-Science League took place in Mülheim an der Ruhr. The teams could present their projects and score final points. In particular, the “Hammer Engineers” team from Hamm was able to convince the jury with their greenhouse and harvest radishes live on site. At the end of the season they led the table with 47,12 points. The teams "cool.MINT Paderborn" from Paderborn and "JAG Bottrop" from Bottrop finished in second and third place with a difference of only 0,2 points.

"The nice thing about the Science League is that it's not an elbow competition. It's more about the process, the motivation and the path. And about taking everyone with you to the end if possible. That should be a much more integral part of education: delving into a subject together in teams and initiating a joint project,” says dr Petr Tluka, member of the Science League jury and project manager in the field of energy management at the NRW state initiative Energy4Climate.

The prize money totaling 10.000 euros was made available by Infineon Technologies AG, whose company spokesman NRW, Jörg Malzon-Jessen, also served on the Science League jury. “For us, as a semiconductor company that is also active in the field of renewable energies, it is of course essential to start funding. We would like to make appropriate offers to make the topics that concern us as a company understandable," he explains the commitment.

Results zdi robot competition 2023 & zdi Science League 2023

robot game

The winners of the final of the zdi robot competition in the primary school age group: Team "Rochus" KGS Rochusschule in Bonn.
Two team members from the "Rochus" at the playing field mat
Second place in the final in the elementary school age group went to the “Code-Juniors” team from the community elementary school in Steinheim.
Two team members from "Die coolen Robogamer" at the court mat
Third place in the final in the elementary school age group went to the “Die coolen Robogamer” team from the Catholic elementary school in Westerloh in Delbrück.
Team "Code Juniors" on the field mat
Fourth place in the primary school class goes to the "GalenBots 4" team from the von Galen School in Oeding in Südlohn-Oeding. Here are two schoolgirls on the playing field mat.
Team “Gillbach rot” from the Gilbach School in Rommerskirchen took 5th place in the elementary school age group. Here two students at the field mat.

Elementary schools

  1. RochusBOTS, KGS Rochus School, Bonn
  2. Code Juniors, Steinheim Primary School, Steinheim
  3. The cool robogamers, Catholic elementary school Westerloh, Delbrück
  4. GalenBots 2, von Galen School Oeding, Südlohn-Oeding
  5. Gilbach red, Gilbach school, Rommerskirchen
The winners of the final of the zdi robot competition in the secondary schools age group: Team “Großhafte BauMeister” from the comprehensive school Buer-Mitte in Gelsenkirchen.
Two Great Master Builders team members at the field mat
Second place in the final in the secondary school age group went to the “BeisenRobo” team from the Beisenkamp Gymnasium in Hamm.
Third place in the final in the secondary school age group went to the “Code-Attack” team from the Steinheim Gymnasium in Steinheim
Two students from "Code-Attack" at the field mat
Fourth place in the secondary school age group went to the “Pius-Robots” from the Pius-Gymnasium Aachen. Here two schoolgirls at the playing field mat.
The “Adeptus Mechanicus” from the Collegium Josephinum in Bonn took 5th place in the secondary school age group.
Two students from the Adeptus Mechanicus team at the field mat
Final preparations for the "BeisenRobo" team before the start
6th place in the secondary school age group went to “LEGO Creators 2” from the Gymnasium of the city of Meschede.
Two students from the LEGO Creators team at the playmat
Team "7 - minds" from the private grammar schools Schloss Buldern in Dülmen took 3,2,1th place in the secondary schools
Final preparations for team "3,2,1 - minds" before the start
The “PascalBots” team from the Pascal Gymnasium in Grevenbroich took 8th place in the secondary schools
The "PascalBots" team starts their robotic run on the field mat
Team “Usainbot” from the Reinhard-und-Max-Mannesmann-Gymnasium in Duisburg finished 9th in the secondary schools
Two team members from "Usainbot" at the court mat
Team "TheOS" from the Gymnasium Theodorianum in Paderborn achieved 10th place in the secondary schools
The "TheOS" team with their robot on the field mat

Further training

  1. Great builders, comprehensive school Buer-Mitte, Gelsenkirchen
  2. BeisenRobo, Beisenkamp High School Hamm, Hamm
  3. Code Attack, Gymnasium Steinheim, Steinheim
  4. Pius Robots, Pius High School Aachen, Aachen
  5. Adeptus Mechanicus, Collegium Josephinum, Bonn
  6. LEGO Creators 2, High School of the city of Meschede, Meschede
  7. 3,2,1 – minds, private grammar schools Schloss Buldern, Dülmen-Buldern
  8. PascalBots, Pascal Gymnasium Grevenbroich, Grevenbroich
  9. Usainbot, Reinhard and Max Mannesmann High School, Duisburg
  10. TheOS, Theodorianum Gymnasium, Paderborn

Robot performance

The winners of the robot performance at the final of the zdi robot competition in the primary school age group: “Team Siegtal” from GGS Siegtal in Hennef.
Team Rochus with their performance idea for this year's motto "Sustainable Energy Management"
Team "KGS Blücherstraße" with their performance idea for this year's motto "Sustainable Energy Management"
Second place in the robot performance at the final in the elementary school age group went to the “KGS Blücherstraße” team from the KGS Blücherstraße in Troisdorf

Elementary schools

  1. Team Siegtal, GGS Siegtal, Hennef
  2. KGS Blücherstrasse, KGS Blücherstrasse, Troisdorf
The winners of the robot performance at the final of the zdi robot competition in the secondary school age group: Team "GREMbots" from the Gymnasium Rheinkamp Europaschule in Moers.
The GREMbots with their performance idea for this year's motto "Sustainable Energy Management"
Second place in the robot performance at the final in the secondary school age group went to the “Emerob” team from the Emmerich comprehensive school in Emmerich am Rhein.
Team "Emerob" with their performance idea for this year's motto "Sustainable Energy Management"
Third place in the robot performance at the final in the secondary school age group went to the “GyHo Robotclub” team from the Holthausen Gymnasium in Hattingen
The "GyHo Robotclub" team with their performance idea for this year's motto "Sustainable Energy Management"

Further training

  1. GREMbots, Rheinkamp High School European School Moers, Moers
  2. Emerob, comprehensive school Emmerich, Emmerich on the Rhine
  3. GyHo Robot Club, Gymnasium Holthausen, hattingen

Teams of the zdi-Science League pilot season

The winners of the zdi-Science League at the final in Mülheim an der Ruhr: Team "Hammer Engineers" from Hamm
Team “cool.MINT Paderborn” from Paderborn took second place in the zdi-Science League final in Mülheim an der Ruhr
Team “JAG Bottrop” from Bottrop took third place in the zdi-Science League final in Mülheim an der Ruhr
  1. Hammer Engineers, Hamm
  2. cool.MINT Paderborn, Paderborn
  3. JAG Bottrop, Bottrop
  4. kebab connection, Coesfeld
  5. banana hunter, Coesfeld
  6. group incompetent, Coesfeld
  7. damp breeze, Coesfeld
  8. monkey gang, Coesfeld

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