Three projects, two from Canada and one from Germany, scooped top prizes at EUCYS 2018.

The European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) 2018 saw three outstanding teams take home top prizes. The young scientists were all awarded €7,000 for their efforts.

Brendon Matusch, a 15-year-old student from Canada, designed an autonomous vehicle kitted out with neural networks that can help the machine refine its own driving.

Meanwhile, sibling duo Adrian and Anna Amelie Fleck from Germany wowed judges with their starch-based flexible body protection for athletes called ‘FleckProtec’.

Finally, 17-year-old Nicolas Fedrigo from Canada refined existing technology to make spinal fusion surgery safer.


Words by Eva Short