MINSK, 24 February (BelTA) - All conditions have been created in Belarus to develop creative potential of young people, Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Sergeyenko said as he addressed an official ceremony to launch the 10th season of the 100 Ideas for Belarus national youth project at The President Hotel in Minsk on 24 February, BelTA has learned.
“The 100 Ideas for Belarus project, which emerged 10 years ago, has become a good tradition of modern Belarus. It is popular with young people and every year is gaining momentum, with more new nominations. In our country, we have created all conditions for the development of creative potential of young people, to identify talented people, innovators, and inventors. Moreover, the contest is held in various walks of life, various sectors of industry, agriculture, national security, environment and social sector. It is great that today not only graduate students, young scientists, university students but also school and vocational college students participate in this project,” Igor Sergeyenko said.
He stressed that this project helps identify talented young people and unlock their potential. “I wish everyone successful work. The best will win. But even those guys who will not win prizes today have this unique opportunity to participate in this project, meet their peers from other regions of the country and, probably, reach their goals next time."
This time the organizing committee of the contest has received more than 1,200 applications. A total of 80 regional and zonal rounds were held in October-November 2020. Six oblast and Minsk rounds and also a qualifying stage of the National Academy of Sciences were held in December 2020.
Winners will be named in two age groups among school and university students and working youth across ten categories: Energy, Including Nuclear Power, and Energy Efficiency; Agro-Industrial Technology and Manufacturing; Industrial and Construction Technology and Manufacturing; Medicine, Pharmacy, Medical Technology; Chemical Technology, Petrochemistry; Bio- and Nanoindustry; Information and Communication and Aerospace Technologies; Rational Use of Natural Resources and Deep Processing of Natural Resources; National Security and Defense Capacity, Emergency Prevention; Society, Economy and Social Sector.
The awards ceremony is traditionally the most anticipated part of the final. Every finalist will receive a certificate of participation. The winners will be awarded with diplomas and branded statuettes. Winners will also be nominated for grants from the Belarusian Innovation Fund. The fund will provide ten authors of the most promising projects with resources for the development of business plans for their further participation in the annual national contest of innovation projects.
The BRSM Central Committee will issue university admission recommendations for school students.
Among the organizers of the 100 Ideas fro Belarus project are the BRSM Youth Union, the State Committee on Science and Technology in cooperation with the Education Ministry.
Photos by Andrei Pokumeiko