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Help Young Estonian Engineers compete at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge!

In 2020, two ambitious students from University of Tartu had a vision – to create the very first solar car in the Baltics and race in the prestigious Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

Although their dream was derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, their project persevered, thanks to everyone’s faith and support through their very first crowdfunding campaign here at Hooandja.

It enabled the team to successfully build the first solar car in the Baltics and compete in a solar car race in Morocco.

Now, in 2023, team Solaride is ready to represent Estonia on the world stage, competing against the top engineering universities in the world. 

Our goal is to cultivate future talent by providing practical experience and inspiration to a new generation, ultimately popularizing the field of engineering. For these purposes we have organized dozens of workshops in schools as well as external events and campaigns. Solaride program itself has also been a great influence to our own team members from different fields. Until today Solaride has had over 300 student participants who have learned theoretical and practical skills from finance, HR, marketing, engineering etc.

With all our love, team Solaride,

By Kristi Barrow

Loves all things Estonian. Especially Crafters Elderflower gin. Aussie born.