In Denmark the 2017 national winner in the Pioneers category is the team “BlackStar” from Midtsjællands Efterskole, with the project entitled “Lazarus”. The team consists of Lukas Leth and Carl Vistisen and is coached by their teacher Mr Jens Brix.
In Finland the 2017 national winner is the team “Ikaros” from Winellska skolan consisting of Alvar Winquist, Axel Broman and Elias Westerén with Mr Jonas Pått, as their coach.
In Sweden the winner is the team “Rymdraket” from Nyströmska skolan with the project entitled “A future Mars city”. The team members are Anja Saksi and Elia Andersson, with Dr Peter Lindström as coach.
In the United Kingdom the national winner in the Pioneers category is the team “MrBWakeford” from Winchcombe Secondary School, with the project “Daedalus – Sustaining life beyond earth”. The team consists of Lucy Payne, Millie Wilson and Thierry Fox and is coached by their teacher Mr Barnaby Wakeford.
The following three Pioneer teams are also qualifying to the semi-final that will be organized in the Space Science Camp in Soroe, Denmark from 15 June to 17 June.
- Team Maimar, from Frijsenborg Efterskole, Denmark
- Team NdaliaOdysseus, from the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, United Kingdom
- Team Daanish, from the Hymers College, United Kingdom