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Belarusian innovators snatch top prizes in final stage of 100 Ideas for CIS project

Society 15.11.2019 | 19:54
Photos courtesy of brsm.by
Photos courtesy of brsm.by

MINSK, 15 November (BelTA) – Belarusian innovators won the first prizes in several nominations of the international youth project 100 Ideas for CIS in Baku, Azerbaijan, BelTA learned from Natalya Stolpinskaya, a coordinator of the nationwide youth contest 100 Ideas for Belarus organized by the Belarusian national youth union BRSM.

Natalya Stolpinskaya said that young Belarusians, who won the contest 100 Ideas for Belarus in 2017 and in 2018, worthily represented their country in the final stage of the 100 Ideas for CIS project. They snatched top prizes in very serious nominations: medicine, medical equipment and technology, pharmaceutics; industrial technology and manufacturing; agro-industrial technologies and manufacturing.

The winners are Assistant Professor of the Pediatric Surgery Department of the Grodno State Medical University Aleksandr Glutkin (the project “Modern atraumatic coating with silver ions for the treatment of wounds”), Junior Researcher at the Joint Institute of Mechanical Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Dmitry Trusov (a technology for making composite parts out of polymers using fast prototyping methods and consequent hypersonic metallization), and Senior Researcher of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Lyudmila Sokolovskaya (innovative technologies for making concentrated tinned milk with reduced disaccharide content).

Ten Belarusian R&D projects were presented in Baku. An expert council was tasked with evaluating their applicability and originality.

The international youth project 100 Ideas for CIS is designed to enhance the public significance of R&D initiatives of young people. Its purpose is to enable favorable conditions for the realization of creative and scientific potential, encourage achievements of young residents of the CIS member states, and get them involved in research and invention activities.

When the BRSM initiated the project 100 Ideas for CIS in 2013, the CIS Youth Affairs Council backed it up. The project has been implemented every two years since 2014. It consists of two stages: the national one (the elimination one) and the international one (the final stage). The first exhibition and presentation 100 Ideas for CIS took place in Belarus in April 2016 alongside a session of the CIS Youth Affairs Council. The session was timed to the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the 10th anniversary of the CIS Youth Affairs Council.

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