What is Infomatrix?
Infomatrix is a global initiative encompassing computer projects, robotics, and hackathon contests, designed to unite young enthusiasts with a keen interest in the IT field. This international competition was conceived with the aim of assembling the brightest IT students worldwide. It goes beyond the promotion of professional excellence, extending its purpose to fostering intercultural dialogue and collaboration by engaging students and educators from diverse corners of the globe.
Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to empower and inspire the next generation of innovators by fostering creativity, collaboration, and technological excellence. We aim to provide a platform, through the 'Infomatrix' contest, where students can showcase their programming and digital skills, engage in hands-on experiences like hackathons and robotics, and develop projects that address real-world challenges. Our mission is to equip students with the tools and mindset needed for the future of technology and artificial intelligence.
Our vision is to be a global catalyst for positive change through technology and innovation. We envision 'Infomatrix' as a nexus where students from diverse cultures converge to exchange ideas, learn from one another, and form lasting connections. By promoting peace and friendship through shared passion for IT, our vision is to create a community of forward-thinking individuals who embrace the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. We aspire to be a driving force in shaping a future where technology serves as a tool for progress, inclusivity, and sustainable development.
Three Pillars of Infomatrix
Ignite Your Creativity!
Are you ready to showcase your innovative spirit on a global stage? The Infomatrix Project Contest awaits your extraordinary creations in four exciting categories: Programming, Digital Art, Hardware Control, and Short Movie.
- Form a team or go solo – the choice is yours!
- Select a category that resonates with your passion.
- Create a groundbreaking project.
- Present your masterpiece to our esteemed jury.
Where Machines Speak!
Gear up for an electrifying experience in the Infomatrix Robotics Challenge! Whether you're into Line Follower Robots, Sumo Robots, or Task Performing Robots, this is your chance to prove your robotic prowess on the global stage.
- Choose your category – Line Follower, Sumo, or Task Performing Robot.
- Assemble your dream team.
- Build a robot that outshines the competition.
- Compete in the international finals and showcase your robot's skills.
Code, Collaborate, Conquer!
Get ready to code your way to victory in the Infomatrix Hackathon! Bring your A-game, form a team of 3-4 coding wizards, and brace yourselves for a coding marathon.
- Assemble a powerhouse team.
- Attend the international finals.
- Receive the hackathon topic.
- Code, collaborate, and create a groundbreaking project in 2 days.
- Present your masterpiece to the jury.
Planning. Coding. Debugging. Programming. If you think you're up to the challenge and able to create a working program from top to bottom, you should definitely give it a try! Web-Based Programming, Apps, or Desktop Applications, and more are included in this category.
Computer arts (aka digital arts) is an artistic presentation process where you can include ilustrations, designs, and 2D or 3D animations. Works must be in digital format, not on the paper! If you are a digital Picasso we are waiting for you in the finals.
Create a control software or connect it to an electronic/mechanic device. For instance, Arduino based projects, IoT projects or even Lego projects... Also, Robotics projects are welcome in this category, excluding line follower and sumo robots.
Create a video (short film, up to 7 minutes) in which you will convey your message in a story enhanced with visual and audial effects. Include English subtitles. You can create your project about any of 17 United Nation Sustainable Development Goals. Click here to learn more about UN SDGs.
Line Follower Robot
The participant must design and program a robot capable of detecting and following a path traced by a black line, as quickly as possible. The maximum measurements of the robot are 25 X 30 cm, The use of turbines are not allowed.
Line Follower Robot for Juniors
In line follower robot category the opponents might be tough. Junior students can create line follower robots using kits like EV3, NXT, Spike, 51515, mBot or JoinMax. Design and program a robot capable of detecting and following a path traced by a black line, as quickly as possible.
Task Performing Robot
Create a robot that will perform the given task. There will be also sub-tasks, which means your robot can get partial points. Your robot can be custom made robot or you can use any robotics kit. Use your skils and imagination to design your champion robot.
Build a robot which is designed to solve a maze, finding a path without any assistance or help. As a type of autonomous robot, it has to decode the path on its own to solve the maze with success. Any participant-built robot is accepted,the width of the path is at least 20 cm, through 15 cm tall white walls.
Lego Sumo Robot
It’s a competition where two robots built with only Lego robotics kit and materials, known as sumo-bots, attempt to push each other out of an arena using sensors, clever programming, and innovative design. The arena for the contest is a 77 cm-diameter circle, and the time given for each round is 3 minutes.
Assemble your team up to 4 people, come to the finals, receive a topic, and create the project related to the given topic. You will have 2 days to develop your project. Then, you will present it to the jury members. We have two sub categories: a) Pre-university level and b) University level.
Registration starts: Jan 1, 2024
Create account, register your team and upload your project files.
Project upload deadline: Mar 20, 2024
No more applications and project uploads are accepted.
Announcement of finalists: 31 Mar, 2024
List of finalists for each category will be announced. You will receive invitation letter for applying to Romanian visa.
World finals: 31 May - 4 Jun, 2024
Come and compete in Infomatrix 2024 World Finals. Discover Romania - land of Dracula.