Delta X 2021 student competition final

Venue: University of Tartu Delta Center
Date: January 27th 2021
Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Language: English and Estonian

Delta X 2021 is a novel competition formed by the University of Tartu and the city of Tartu, which aims to promote solutions based viewpoint and encourage students to challenge themselves. In the Delta X final, the best teams will be determined in four competition categories: robotics, digital solutions, business models and mathematics. The best teams will be awarded with cash prizes or, with professional mentoring to make the ideas come true.

If you haven´t registered for the Delta X competition yet:

  •  If needed, find yourself teammates from your friends, classmates or write us at
  • Write down your solutions or solve the challenge given by the competition organisers
  • Register your team with the idea/solution at

The best teams will be awarded in robotics, digital solutions and mathematics with the prizes:

  • I place: 1 000 euros
  •  II place: 500 euros
  • III place: 250 euros

In business models category, the best teams will be awarded: 

  • I place: the School of Economics and Business Administration helps to open the door to their dream business partners thanks to its experience and network of contacts. Be it a large or small company, a ministry, an international organization or other partner.
  • II and III place: surprise prizes

Private donation helps the University of Tartu continue analysing coronavirus data

Research groups of the University of Tartu led by Professor of Mathematical Statistics Krista Fischer and Professor of Bioinformatics Jaak Vilo who have supported the state with the data collection and analysis since the beginning of the corona crisis can continue their work thanks to a private donation by entrepreneur Väino Kaldoja. 

When the corona crisis started in spring, researchers of the University of Tartu Jaak Vilo and Krista Fischer quickly mobilised more than a dozen people to gather information about the virus, analyse data and build prediction models. Surveys and the development of data analysis solutions started on The prompt start of research and development helped to define national risk scenarios for assessing the spread of the virus.

In spring, when the Estonian Research Council started to gather information about what researchers could do to solve the corona crisis, the first data analysis solutions by the University of Tartu researchers had already been approved by the ethics committee and introduced. At the beginning of July, when the Estonian Research Council opened the call for grant applications for one-year development projects funded from the target grants action, also the working groups of Fischer and Vilo submitted their applications. Regrettably, it was recently announced that neither grant application was funded. Discontinuing the research would have brought about a major gap in advising the state and a risk that the work started in spring would fall through.

However, many entrepreneurs also started to provide their advice and support to the state already at the beginning of the corona crisis. Now, an experienced entrepreneur Väino Kaldoja decided to lend his support to research, supporting the work of the research groups led by Fischer and Vilo with a total of 60,000 euros. The donation helps Fischer’s research group to continue creating the framework for modelling the spread of COVID-19 and assess the impact of intervention measures and Vilo’s research group to continue developing the platform and data analysis solutions to better assess the spread of the virus and forecast the impact of measures.

Read further HERE.

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