Live stream Science + Tech quiz!

Thursday June 11th 2020 – 20:30 UTC +2

From Einstein to iPhone, from Newton to Hawking and from the history of science to the latest gadgets, you can expect all sorts of questions in this quiz, which tackles all of the major and minor topics from the world of science and technology.

We have a winner!

It was an absolute pleasure hosting the Science + Tech Online Quiz on June 11th and it was especially amazing to see teams from all over the world joining the fun. 🚀

333 teams took on the challenge, with a grand total of over 1200 participants. Players from 38 different countries on 4 different continents took part. Some played in groups of friends, while others played on behalf of their company or University.

The participants tackled 50 questions about a wide variety of Science + Tech related topics. Famous inventors, gadgets, animals and their shells, mobius strips, the Spice Girls (oh yes!), the periodic table and many other fun facts made an appearance.

We asked our players to estimate the number of M&M’s in a jar; a question that was also used as a tie-breaker to make sure everyone had a unique position in the ranking. Some teams were exceptionally good at this! The team that came closest to the correct answer “853” was just 8 M&M’s off and several other teams were just 9 or 10 off.

A lot of teams did an excellent job, far exceeding our expectations in spite of some very challenging questions. 🏆  The winning team was The elements (Thermo Fisher Scientific), with an incredible final score of 510 points.
You van view the entire ranking here.

We are happy we decided to do a manual check on all of the submitted answers: You’d be surprised how many team captain’s e-mail addresses magically changed from @companyname.com to the equivalent @gmail.com halfway into the quiz.
Others had a tough time spelling their own names or even the word ‘gmail’ correctly. 😂  Luckily we managed to sort it all out and ensure every team got the points it deserved.

Many thanks to the Dutch Technology Week for making this very special Online Quiz Night possible and to Sioux Technologies for their support!
We look forward to the Dutch Technology Week 2021 and who knows what form the quiz will take on then! We’ll certainly keep you all posted.

🏆 The top 10 🏆

1. The elements (Thermo Fisher Scientific) 510
2. Comfortably Dumb (University of Zagreb) 493
3. Los Chipirones: Reloaded 490
4. Tentin Quarantino (Eindhoven University of Technology) 488
5. You’re a Quizard, Harry! 486
6. Q.E.D. 481
7. Tokamakkers 480
8. Trailblazers 477
9. Team Don (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Dubai) 474
10. Team 2 (Tech Xperience 2020) 466

Curious how you did? Here’s the ranking!

Quiz ranking!
Live Streaming Quiz

Make a team and join the fun! You’ll be able to watch the quiz via a live stream on our Youtube channel. The stream will go live around 20:00 PM Netherlands time. The show will start at 20:30 PM and last till about 22:45 PM. You can check your local starting time here! Be prepared: make sure your team captain has registered your team in advance, grab a tasty drink and some snacks and set up a video chat with your teammates before we start.

Live stream
How to play?

Your team captain will submit your answers through an online form, which will be available through the below link on the day of the quiz. There are no physical prizes; you are playing to have a good time with your team and for a shot at eternal flame and glory! During the quiz, we’ll tell you which teams are likely to end up in the top 10. Due to a manual check on the answers after the quiz, the official final ranking will be published in the days after the quiz.

Answer Forms
Sign up now!

On the following page you can sign up your team. Please note that teams should be registered by ONE person only: the team captain! We ask you to come up with a fun team name and let us know if you’re playing on behalf of a company (the company name will also be shown in the ranking). The email address you use for registering your team, also needs to be used for submitting the answers during the quiz. It will serve is your team’s identification.

Sign up now

San Francisco

11:30

São Paulo

15:30

London

19:30

Eindhoven

20:30

Dubai

22:30

Bangalore

23:59

Ready? Set? Quiz!

The quiz will be live streamed on Youtube. It will be hosted in English and is suitable for an international audience. This gives everyone – world wide – the opportunity to join the event. Invite your colleagues, friends and family! The quiz can be played in teams of up to 5 persons.
You can play the live stream on your TV, computer, laptop, or smartphone. You can simultaneously set up a group chat / call / video conference with your team buddies. Or simply play with your quarantine buddies from the comfort of your own sofa. But please make sure to follow the local measures with regard to social distancing. Participation is free of charge!

Curious how you did? Here’s the ranking!

Quiz ranking!

What to expect?

Do you know the difference between AC & DC?

Are you familiair with the latest gadgets?

Do you keep a calculus book on your bedside table?

Are you an expert on the latest tech super heroes who are changing the world?

From Einstein to iPhone, from Newton to Hawking and from the history of science to the latest gadgets, you can expect all sorts of questions in this quiz, which tackles all of the major and minor topics from the world of science and technology.

How to play?

During the quiz the captain of you team will submit your answers through an online form. This is done after each round of 10 questions. After the final question of every round you’ll have 2 more minutes to finalize your answers and to submit them. We will be using a lot of open questions during this quiz and everything will be checked automatically, but still requires a manual check to ensure the best team wins. This means that during the quiz we’ll tell you which teams are likely to end up in the top 10, but the final ranking will be published within the days after the quiz.

There are no physical prizes; you are playing to have a good time with your team and for a shot at eternal flame and glory!

Is your team going to win?

This online pub quiz could be the perfect challenge for you. The quiz promises to be fun, challenging and maybe a little geeky! Fun is the main goal: everyone is a winner. We expect everyone to play fairly (without googling the answers). This ensures the most fun time for yourselves and the competition.

This will also make it all the more fun to learn how your team is performing compared to the others.

Curious how you did? Here’s the ranking!

Quiz ranking!

Powered by the Dutch Technology Week

During the Dutch Technology Week the most amazing and innovative technology stories will be told. The high-tech industry delivers a lot of great performances, and we are very proud of that! To share this pride companies, government, and knowledge institutes work together for a week full of technological surprises. During the DTW everyone can see, feel and experience how promising and stimulating it is to contribute to inventions that change the world.

Unfortunately the Dutch Technology Week 2020 and its events won’t be able to proceed as normal. Large events such as Quiz Night XL – a science & Tech quiz with 1200+ participants – for example, have been postponed. In order to still reflect on all the fascinating things that technology has to offer, some events will now be organized online.

Dutch Technology Week

Supported by Sioux Technologies

Science & Tech – Online Quiz is proudly supported by Sioux Technologies. Sioux Technologies is a global technology partner that supports or acts as the R&D department for high-tech companies.

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