Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, students remained motivated, sustained their mini-companies and continued to work with mentors online. At the Slovenian final competition this year, held online on 6-8 May 2020, three teams were awarded the EIT RawMaterials Circular Economy Award.
- Sesalko, a team from Skofja Loka developed a replacement motor for vacuum cleaners that is both energy efficient and easily repaired, thereby extending the life of the product.
- Slobike, from Idrija, produces cargo-bikes produced from the scrap material recovered from discarded bicycles.
- The first-place winner, DryMeNow from Ljubljana, invented a clothing dryer that is produced from nearly 100% repurposed materials.
Furthermore, the overall winner of the Slovenian competition was Recolor from Skofja Loka, who designed and produce refillable spray paint canisters using reused scrap metal. These student teams were among 300 students who participated in Skills for the Future in Slovenia and among the more than 1000 students who participated in the programme across Europe.