Who can join?

We want any students with an interest in autonomy, shipping, software development or who just love problem solving to feel welcome to join the competition. To take part in the competition, you must be enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate program at a university or college. If you have any questions regarding participation in the competition do not hesitate to state your interest here. This is not a binding registration, but it will allow us to get in touch with your team to provide you with closer details regarding the competition.

More info

We are glad to see you here! We are always looking for more teams to join the competition. Njord aims to be an international arena for students to be creative, innovative and real life problem solvers.
The competition will be a great possibility for you and your team to explore new ideas and concepts connected to software development and the autonomous shipping industry. The problems you will meet in the competition is created together with the world leading autonomy cluster situated in Trondheim. In other words, the problems you will meet provides you the possibility to get hands on experience on state-of-the-art methods used within sea autonomy.
It is not necessary to have any former experience within autonomy or shipping, but we recommend that at least one team member has some experience with software development or similar. To join the competition, you and your team must be in an undergraduate or graduate program. You will also need to send in a form to Njord, where you can document team members (at least two), and a contact person from your university. There is no upper limit for numbers of team members, but we estimate that you will need approximately 4 students with some knowledge of software development and/or autonomous systems to be able to solve this years challenge.
Since we are going digital for this years challenge, we do not require the teams to build a model of the boat. We hope to invite all of the teams to Trondheim in August 2021 to meet each other and a number businesses at the forefront of marine autonomy.

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