Monday, August 21, 2017

Youth Research and Innovation Competition announces winners

The Member of the Youth Research and Innovation Competition, which aims to promote innovation and the participation of young scientists in science and technology through grant support, recently issued prizes for winners of the competition.

UMNIK, as the competition is called, aims to encourage young people in the fields of innovation, science and technology to innovate and fulfill their potential. The program provides organizational and financial support for innovative projects.

Every year, the organization selects top student research papers from regional universities. This year, papers were chosen by experts, including Savely Kaplunov, a professor and the head of laboratory at the Institute of Engineering Science, Tatiana Ovchinnikov, a professor and head of training and research at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Gleb Jurkov, a senior staff scientist at the Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science.

The projects presented in the program were judged on originality and relevance, technical significance of the products or technologies and the commercial reality of the project.

Vladimir Lazarev, a young scientist from the Department of Food Engineering, was one of this year's winners, receiving a grant to conduct research on promising biotechnological direction.