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Košice students’ invention wins Junior Achievement competition

The idea of combining toothpaste and toothbrush into a single product has brought four young students from a Košice secondary school a win in the 22nd Junior Achievement competition held in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, and opened the door for them to launch their own business.

The idea of combining toothpaste and toothbrush into a single product has brought four young students from a Košice secondary school a win in the 22nd Junior Achievement competition held in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, and opened the door for them to launch their own business.

The four students told the TASR newswire in an interview in mid August that their invention – called Curaprox ACE – will soon go on sale. It will be manufactured by a well-known Swiss company, with the students planning to build their own distribution channels. “People often like to combine stuff, for instance, a three-in-one coffee, or a shampoo with conditioner. So we tried to think what people needed and create some kind of innovative product,” said student Matus Dunai. The students’ victory earned them a certificate but no prize. “In years past, winners also got a financial and material prize, but not this year due to the limited budget,” Dunai said. However, they were not sad, they said, as winning the Junior Achievement award opens doors at most business universities around the world.

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