International STEM Awards platform promotes CHALLENGES for international students aged 7-24, showcases STEM projects, and awards the best ones in the annual event at Politecnico di Milan (Italy).

The Joint Research Centre in Ispra is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.

The Joint Research Centre is member of International STEM Awards panel of scientists, together with Universities and other international research centres. They are now collecting the applications for the following CHALLENGE:


JRC AUTOTRAC 2020 How the future road transport will look like?


JRC AUTOTRAC 2020 is the first autonomous vehicle traffic competition.

Differently, from other competitions involving small-scale automated vehicles (AVs), AUTOTRAC is about vehicles’ cooperation behaviour rather than their individual capacity to complete a certain path.

If you have a team of people able to build a fleet of cooperative, automated, small-scale vehicles (CAVs), submit an application to participate




AUTOTRAC is open to teams of students, universities, research centres, makers’ communities, and private companies. Participants must be over 14 years old at the start of the competition. At least one of the team member must be over 18.


Submission: 31 July 2019 (23:59 CET).

Applicants will be selected by 31st August 2019.

Confirmation of participation by teams will close on 15th September 2019.

Each  selected team should provide specific documentation by the 15th of January 2020

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