On December 10, 2020, the final of the UMNIK program of the innovation promotion Foundation will be held in Rostov-on-don

The UMNIK program is an opportunity for young innovators to implement their own innovative project. Students, postgraduates and young scientists aged 18 to 30 can take part in the competition. The main preference in the competition is given to commercially-oriented scientific projects, the creators of which receive a grant of 500,000 rubles for a period of 2 years.

During 2020, semi-final selections of innovative projects were held in the region. A total of 162 applications were submitted from the Rostov region and other regions.

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

In the final, applications will be reviewed by qualified experts of the competition and evaluated in terms of innovation and prospects for commercialization of the result of research work.

In total, experts will hear 70 reports from the 2020 finalists in 6 areas

• * H1. Digital technologies;

• H2. Medicine and health-saving technologies;

• H3. New materials and chemical technologies;

• H4. New devices and intelligent manufacturing technologies;

• H5. Biotechnologies;

• H6. Resource-saving energy.

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