The Dionýz Ilkovič Award with PosAm's support (cenadi.sk), an acknowledgement for people who have devoted their life to transferring to and sharing their knowledge with young people, has won the second place of the PROKOP 2017 PR projects competition, in the category of Social responsibility, philanthropy and PR for non-profit organizations. A total of 115 works were registered for the 8th year of the best PR projects competition in Slovakia.
IDIS, a Moldovan independent think-tank, in cooperation with INEKO, the Slovak Institute for Economic and Social Reforms, has launched localbudgets.viitorul.org, a web portal mapping the financial management of towns and villages in Moldova. Its main goal is to provide the public with relevant data on the budgets of all towns and villages and improve their financial management through higher transparency. Visualisation of budget structure data was prepared by PosAm.
Smart City Expo 2017 in Barcelona, one of the biggest world events of its kind, became an important milestone for ParkDots, an intelligent parking system from PosAm. It will be included among the Deutsche Telekom group's solutions in its Smart cities portfolio.
The Dionýz Ilkovič Prize was awarded to Jozef Smrek from Michalovce, a teacher of physics and mathematics at the secondary-school of Pavol Horov in Michalovce, for his contribution to the development of extra-curricular activities in physics. For dozens of years, he has been working with talented students who are fascinated by the natural sciences and, under his leadership, they prepare for various competitions in physics, such as the Physics Competition or the Tournament of Young Physicists. Students of Jozef Smrek are also often successful in international rounds of such competitions.
The jury has selected three finalists out of whom the professional jury has selected three nominees: Miroslav Kozák, who runs a Chemical Competition Club at the secondary grammar school of Vavrinec Benedikt Nedožerský in Prievidza, Pavol Kubinec, who prepares students for the Tournament of Young Physicists at the First Private Secondary Grammar School in Bratislava, and Jozef Smrek, who the physics club at the secondary school of Pavol Horov in Michalovce and prepares his students for several competitions. The Dionýz Ilkovič Prize is intended for school staff who contributes to the development of extra-curricular activities in subjects such as mathematics, physics, chemistry or informatics.