Stena Line
Propeller Prize

Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? Dive into real-life cases presented by Stena Line, a leader in ferry transportation and maritime services, and unlock new possibilities for your future career! 

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STENA LINE PROPELLER PRIZE HACKATHON

Stena Line Propeller Prize Hackathon is a 24-hour competition in which teams of people from different schools in Poland and Sweden and with different skills come together to solve a real-life challenge for Stena Line. 

The winning team will get a chance to meet with top managers within the Stena Line Group where you will gain invaluable real-world experiences and insights, establish meaningful connections, and potentially kick-start your career journey!

An excellent opportunity to grow your network, gain invaluable practical experience and win great prizes!

When

23-24 april
22-25 april for polish students

Where

Karlskrona, Sweden
The Multi Lecture Hall Blekinge Institute of Technology Karlskrona, Swede

How

Free
Accommodation and travel for participants will be provided by Stena Line.

2024

Program

MondayApril 22
23:30Departure Gdynia (Polish students)
TuesdayApril 23
09:30Arrival Karlskrona (Polish students)
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 14:30Introduction, hackathon challenge presentation by Stena, team formation, Q&A session
14:30 - 18:00Teams work on solutions
18:00 - 18:30Pizza break
18:30 - Team continue to work on solutions
WednesdayApril 24
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 15:00Team presentations and prize ceremony
15:00 - 18:00After work, networking
21:00Departure Karlskrona (polish students)
ThursdayApril 24
06:30Arrival Gdynia (polish students)

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But not later than April 15!

The best ideas that drive businesses forward often come from people like you. 

When you participate in Stena Line Propeller Prize Hackathon, you will work with a real case from Stena Line. It’s a chance to learn new skills, work with creative students from both Sweden and Poland, and build your CV. The winning team will get a chance to meet with top managers within the Stena Line Group where you will gain invaluable real-world experiences and insights, establish meaningful connections, and potentially kick-start your career journey!

Selection for participants will be done in early april.

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Stena Line Propeller Prize Hackathon is a competition in which teams of people from different schools and countries and with different skills come together to solve a real-life challenge provided by Stena Line, a leader in ferry transportation and maritime services.

You are put together with a team, where you work for 24 hours to solve the challenge you are given. At the end of the event, you will present your contribution and compete for great prizes. 

Register by applying in the form on this page. You will be informed later if you have been selected to participate, along with more information about the competition.

Bring your own laptop! 

We will not reveal the full challenge until the competition starts. But the theme will be about developing solutions to reduce environmental impact. 

 

The Stena Line Propeller Prize Hackathon is not just a competition; it’s a platform for students to enhance their skills, expand their network, and gain practical experience by working on actual cases presented by Stena Line. Participants will have the chance to engage with fellow creative minds from diverse backgrounds, fostering an environment of collaboration and ingenuity. 

People from Stena Line will be there to supporting participants. For Polish students and some of the Swedish students (not students living in Karlskrona), Stena Line will provide travel and accommodation, ensuring that all participants can fully immerse themselves in the hackathon experience without any financial burden.

The winning team will get a chance to meet with top managers within the Stena Line Group where you will gain invaluable real-world experiences and insights, establish meaningful connections, and potentially kick-start your career journey!

The students who can apply are students from Poland and Sweden. We encourage students in a variety of fields to apply. Examples of specializations may include, for example: strategic sustainability, computer science, marine technology, industrial economics, etc. A team with several different competences contributes to a stronger team! 

Swedish students, contact: 

Jesper Bleeke, Innovationsledare, Blue Science Park

jesper.bleeke@bluesciencepark.se

0766-48 87 90

Polish students, contact: 

Magdalena Malara-Świtońska, Development and Communication Department, Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia.

m.malara@ppnt.pl

+48 58 698 21 65

 

Tuesday 23 April

Venue: Multisalen, BTH

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch at Multisalen, BTH (also Stena video on loop on big screen)

13:00 – 13:10 Welcome and short opening remarks – Jesper Bleeke, Innovation Leader, and Competition Manager, Blue Science Park)

13:10 – 13:30 Introduction of Stena Line and presentation of challenge (Monica Strandhag, Trade Manager; Maria Tornvall, Head of Sustainability)

13:30 – 14:00 Challenge Q&A (Rikard Karlsson, Group Manager Vessel Technology and Connectivity

14:30 – 15:00 Team formation

14:30 – Teams work on solutions

18:00 Pizza break

… after which teams continue to work on solutions

 

Wednesday 24 April

Venue: Multisalen, BTH

 

08:00 Multisalen, BTH. Short remarks from Competition Manager (Jesper Bleeke), touch & go, mandatory for all teams, after which teams continue to work on solutions

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch at Multisalen, BTH (also Stena video on loop on big screen)

12:30 – 12:35 Welcome and short opening remarks – Jesper Bleeke

12:35 – 14:15 Team presentations (15 teams x 5 min = 75 min + 5 min set up)

14:15 – 14:45 Jury deliberations

14:45 – 15:55 Price ceremony

14:55 – 15:00 Short closing remarks (Jesper Bleeke, Innovation Leader Blue Science Park, and NN/NN Stena Line)

15:00 – 18:00 After work, networking

19:00 Transportation for Polish students to Stena Line ferry terminal

 

Bring your own laptop!

Monday 22 April 23:30, departure Gdynia  (Don’ forget your passport!)

Tuesday 23 April 09:30, arrival in Karlskrona, then you will be driven from the terminal.

Wednesday 24 April 21:00, departure Karlskrona, you will be driven to the terminal.

Thursday 25 April, 06:30, arrival Gdynia

Bring a valid passport with you to present at the ferry check-in; otherwise you will sadly not be able to board the ferry. Check in at least 60 minutes before departure at the terminal. 

If you don’t have a passport you can use a certiain kind of ID, see below:

Identity documents required for travel between Sweden, Germany, Poland and Latvia: Valid passport with code MRZ* or national identity card complying with EU standard with code MRZ.

We will be responsible for transportation at you arrival to Sweden. It is our responsibility taking you to the hotel and to the competition. Regarding the check-in procedure in Gdynia, Transportation to and from the ferry terminal in Gdynia is your own responsibility and cost.

On board the ferry, you will be allocated shared cabins. If you have any preferences regarding the specific person you would like to share a cabin with, please provide this information through our form (in the confirmation email you received from us).

Bring your own laptop!

Blue Science Park

Blue Science Park is a place for growth and innovation in marine technology and digital solutions with the aim of creating a smarter, safer and greener Blekinge, Sweden and Europe. In marine technology, our focus is on underwater operations related to offshore energy, defense and the creation of sustainable marine environments. In digital solutions, we specialize in the development of secure software and systems using artificial intelligence.

Blue Science Park has a core team whose task is to catalyze, facilitate and coordinate activities and efforts.

Today we are over 80 members, representing the entire ecosystem – from research and education to manufacturing companies and advanced users. What binds us together is our desire and drive to capture new opportunities, solve problems and address challenges through research, innovation, and digitalization.

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Contact

Blue Science Park
Campus Gräsvik 2
371 75 Karlskrona

e-mail: info@bluesciencepark.se

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Contact

Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia (PPNT Gdynia)
al. Zwycięstwa 96/98
80-451 Gdynia
tel.: +48 58 880 81 50
e-mail: biuro@ppnt.pl
www.ppnt.pl

PPNT Gdynia

The Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia (PPNT Gdynia) is Poland’s largest hub for organizations operating at the intersection of business, science and technology. It has nearly 260 companies, which can use nearly 80,000 square meters of floor space. This includes not only office space, but also prototyping facilities like a 3D Printing Center, coworking space, a Startup Zone, a conference center, specialized studios, a Bio Laboratory and Patent Information. Companies located in PPNT Gdynia include businesses operating in the areas of ICT, automation and robotics, environmental protection, biotechnology and industrial design. There is also a Design Center on the grounds of PPNT Gdynia, responsible for the implementation of the Gdynia Design Days festival, one of the biggest design festival in Poland.

PPNT Gdynia also offers a wide range of support for companies in the form of free training, business consulting and priority participation in events organized by the Park, including trips to trade fairs.
Thanks to the implementation of the Tripolis project, PPNT Gdynia’s offer for Pomeranian SMEs, has been expanded to include the following services:

  • Design Management: from concept to implementation (Design Center service).
  • Specialized patent research and patent literature search services (Patent Information Service).
  • Provision of specialized research services in the field of combined techniques of chemical analysis and biotechnology for individual customer needs (Bio Laboratory service).
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About Stena Line

Stena Line is one of the world’s largest ferry operators, with a modern fleet of ships and an extensive network of routes in Europe. With a focus on sustainability and innovation, Stena Line is committed to providing reliable and efficient maritime transportation solutions for passengers and freight. For more information, visit stenaline.com

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