THE POMOR SCIENTISTS ATTRACTED TWO MILLION RUBLES FOR THEIR INVENTIONS, WINNING IN THE COMPETITION OF THE "UMNIK"- PROGRAMME FROM FASIE
On February 8, on the Day of Russian Science, the FASIE Directorate approved the lists of projects submitted for financing under the UMNIK program, taking into account the competitive commission’s recommendation. Immediately four projects from the Arkhangelsk region will receive 500 thousand rubles for scientific researches.
The UMNIC program of FASIE is aimed at supporting commercially oriented scientific and technical projects of young researchers. Within the framework of the program, projects were selected in the thematic areas: Information Technologies, Future Medicine, Modern Materials and Technologies for Their Creation, New Devices and Hardware Complexes, and Biotechnologies.
The Arkhangelsk Regional Development Corporation acted as the regional selection’s operator in the region.
Recall that in 2017, 34 applications were submitted for participation in the contest "UMNIK", 19 projects were admitted to the finals, seven of which were recommended for funding.
As a result, the FASIE commission selected four projects from the Arkhangelsk region:
- "Development of a technology for automated determination of parameters of forest plantations according to data from an unmanned aerial vehicle". The author is Roman Aleshko
- "Development of the hull ecological amber covering of the vessel for protection from fouling by hydrobionts". The author is Pavel Zobov
- "Development of a capsule preparation from human microbiota and cranberry berries for correction of intestinal microbiocenosis changes". The author is Anastasiya Kotsemba
- "Development of dental gel with application of dental forms of seaweed for the purpose of prevention and treatment of periodontal disease". The author is Vyacheslav Popov
"Initially, the Arkhangelsk region had a quota for financing only for two projects that participated in the contest "UMNIK ". But, thanks to the joint efforts of the regional government, our universities and scientists themselves, it was possible to double this figure. The regional final of the program showed that Pomor scientists have great potential in developing new technological solutions that not only move science forward, but are also applicable in practice - all projects can be commercially successful. Now the winners have two years to implement their projects and the opportunity to participate in other programs of the FASIE, for example, "START", for which it will be possible to attract much more investments, and we will help them in this, "stressed the Director General of the Arkhangelsk Regional Development Corporation, the regional representative of the FASIE in the Arkhangelsk region Aleksey Kovalev.
On the issues of agreement on the contracts under the "UMNIC" program, the winners should contact the regional representatives of the Foundation - the Arkhangelsk Regional Development Corporation.
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Press Service of Arkhangelsk Regional Development Corporation JSC