The next generation of technicians is very important to us. We want to get children and young people excited about electronics development and careers in the electronics industry. That is why KSG also supports the continuation of the Paul Award talent competition after the first round. In this competition, young people realise their own project idea for an electronic device.
The Paul Award is an initiative of the professional association FED. It is named after the Austrian-British engineer Paul Eisler, the inventor of the printed circuit board. Jürgen Braunsteiner, Area Sales Manager at KSG and Regional Group Manager at the FED, is in charge of planning and implementing the talent competition.
Topic: Using energy cleverly
The competition is open to electronics fans aged 15 to 25: Young professionals, graduates, students, pupils or trainees who want to participate as individuals or in project teams. The participants have the desire to develop and realize a small electronics project according to their own ideas. The topic is called intelligent energy storage, transmission or distribution, or Smart Energy for short. Ideas for a device that simply uses energy from the environment are also in demand in this round, the keyword being energy harvesting.
Young talents can submit their project idea and description until September 1, 2021. If the project is accepted, participants have three months to implement their project. The three winners will be announced at a ceremony in Berlin in June 2022 and will win prizes worth a total of 6,000 euros. All information about the competition is available on the web.