This edition aims to provide participants with an international experience.
In each country where the EDP University Challenge is implemented (Portugal, Brazil and Spain) finalist teams were selected. The final round is a Global Ceremony where the nine finalist teams will compete for a trip to Silicon Valley, the quintessential center of the cutting-edge technology industry.
Check out the projects of the 3 finalist teams in Portugal below:
Universidade do Minho
Renato Braga De Andrade, Paula Thaís Cardoso Feio
The goal of this project is to integrate augmented and virtual reality technologies into physical stores, thus creating solutions that will bring the best alternatives to the 'EDP Comercial Store of the Future'.
Universidade do Minho - Escola de Engenharia
Ana Rita Quinteiro, José da Silva Barbosa, Sofia Silva
Manuel Lopes Nunes
As a customized service system, the purpose of EDP Light is to provide a more inclusive and personalized service, to optimize in-store services, and to increase the sustainability of EDP stores by boosting both time and financial gains while also reducing costs.
Escola Superior de Comunicação Social
João Farmhouse, Carlota Real e Rúben Freitas
The main goal of the project was to create a space within EDP stores that would attract young people, which are a less frequent target nowadays. The purpose of 'On Spot' is to boost young people's visits to EDP stores. It also intends to add more value to the brand.
The final was played between the five semi-finalist projects. Beyond the three winners, two other projects have participated:
Energy on the Move (Escola Superior de Comunicação Social -IP Lisboa)
Team: Rita Mendes, Mariana Trindade
Teacher: Alexandra David
Online Power Plugs (Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa)
Team: João Paulo Francisco e Luís Abrunhosa
Teacher: Cátia Vaz
I- Integration of the physical and digital world
II- Augmented reality integration
Silicon Valley trip for students and teacher