The students do also not need to worry about the technical backgrounds of their tasks: The Austrian Patent Office is here to help!
Just like last year, they help the student teams with the technical background information. What patents were already issued in this field? Did they think about all the restrictions in place? Are there any new, valueable questions implicated in the patents, that they could try to answer?
The Patent Office researches patents in the field and then shows and interprets them together with the students for some amazing innovations :-)