Rostov-on-Don will host the final of the "SMART GUY" program of the Innovation Promotion Foundation

On December 17, with the support of the government of the Rostov region, the final of the "SMART GUY" program of the Innovation Promotion Fund will be held in the Don capital.

The SMART GUY program is an opportunity for young innovators to realize their innovative project. The participants of the competition are students, postgraduates and young scientists aged 18 to 30 years. The main preference in the competition is given to commercially oriented scientific projects, the creators of which receive a grant of 500 thousand rubles for a period of two years.

- Throughout the year, applications were accepted for the "SMART GUY" contest, a total of 150 applications were submitted. If last year the popular direction was "Digital Technologies", then this year a large number of projects have reached the finals in the areas of "New Chemistry and chemical Technologies" and "Biotechnology". It should be noted that there are many very worthy projects for each of them–" explained Anna Pushenko, head of the representative office in the Rostov Region of the Innovation Assistance Fund.

The winners of the semifinals underwent a mandatory depersonalized examination procedure in other regions, in which candidates and doctors of sciences in the relevant disciplines additionally assessed the scientific novelty of each project.

In the final, more than 40 experts - representatives of the executive authorities of the Rostov region, representatives of business and the scientific community - will evaluate the projects from the point of view of innovation and prospects for commercialization of the result of research work.

86 reports will be heard in six areas:

H1. Digital technologies.

H2. Medicine and health-saving technologies.

H3. New materials and chemical technologies.

H4. New devices and intelligent production technologies.

H5. Biotechnology.

H6. Resource-saving energy.

Also, within the framework of the event, the winners of the "SMART GUY" program will be transferred to the second year of funding in 2020.

The final will be held in a face-to-face and remote format in the regional "Boiling Point" (Rostov-on-Don, Sedova str. 6/3).

The event starts at 11:00

If you have any questions about participating as a guest of the event, please contact the Foundation's representative office in the Rostov region at 8 961 293 46 95.

The Organizing Committee of the contest also invites information partners to participate.

Applications for accreditation (name of the media, full name of the journalist and his contact phone number) are accepted by e-mail of the Foundation's representative office in the Rostov region –


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