Karim Malik and Frederick Steinmann win the Stockholm Junior Water Prize – Switzerland 2023!

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize – Switzerland (SJWP-CH) is granted to young students between 15 and 20 years old who have conducted outstanding school projects focused on water or sanitation. The award aims to encourage young talents to develop an interest in water and sustainability issues and to give them opportunities to interact with professionals in the Swiss water sector.

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize – Switzerland (SJWP – CH) 2023 has been awarded to Karim Malik and Frederick Steinmann, two students from the International School of Zug and Luzern in Hünenberg, for their innovative project that makes a contribution to the fields of water and food security. They have constructed a fully modular and affordable IoT-Aquaponics Control Unit that has been tested for real-world use. The project stands out for its incorporation of open-source software and low-cost microcontrollers to create a functional node at only 10% of the cost of comparable options in the market.

Karim and Frederick received the Junior Water Prize on the 22nd of April in St. Gallen, during the finals of the National Science Contest Schweizer Jugend forscht. Their impressive accomplishment has earned them the opportunity to represent Switzerland at the upcoming international contest, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2023, which will take place in August during the Stockholm World Water Week. There, they will have the opportunity to showcase their project and connect with peers from more than 40 countries. This event takes place annually and is regarded as an important international  platform to celebrate and reward young people for their innovative and inspiring projects that focus on water-related topics.

Skat Foundation is proud to sponsor this initiative and congratulates Karim Malik and Frederick Steinmann for their achievement!

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