The 1st edition of the scientific and educational ADAMED SmartUP project was inaugurated on 17 October 2014 by a scientific panel, which allowed its participants to get acquainted with the philosophy of the initiative. A multistage scholarship programme recruitment process started with an alternate reality game full of ambitious puzzles in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. It checked the participants’ knowledge as well as their ability to think logically and quickly connect the facts in practice. Then, the candidates took part in a science test. Those who scored highest in the test were asked to send in their application documents. The next stage were qualification interviews with the Scientific Council. Finally, in July 2015 the 50 most talented teenagers in Poland went to the innovative science camp.
Based on the scores obtained during the recruitment and the results at the camp, 10 laureates of the grand prize were selected – we met them in October 2015 at the gala. They received 10-month educational assistance in the form of tutoring tailored to their individual needs. Thanks to it, the young people can improve their competencies through extracurricular tutoring and language classes, scholarships and internships at laboratories and universities, as well as the opportunity to use motivational support. After that period, the best among the laureates will receive scholarships.