A selective stage of the program “UMNIK” completed in Tatarstan
The selection of youth projects of the “UMNIK” program took place from November 20 to 22 in the Technopark “Idea”.
The purpose of the program “Participant of the Youth Scientific and Innovation Contest” (“UMNIK”) is to support young scientists and stimulate the mass participation of young people in scientific, technical and innovative activities. The acceptance of applications began in April, 2017.
Note that 2017 is a jubilee year for the “UMNIK” program. Started in 2007, the competition as an instrument of state support for talented youth is still relevant today. For 10 years, 506 Tatarstan projects were supported; more than 210 million rubles were allocated for its implementation from the federal budget.
This year, 190 projects were presented on the competition in several areas: “Information Technologies”, “Future Medicine”, “Modern Materials and Technologies for its Creation”, “New Devices and Hardware Complexes”, and “Biotechnologies”.
Based on the results of the selection in Moscow, the authors of the best projects will receive grants in the amount of 500 thousand rubles for two years from the federal budget, and will be presented for co-financing from the Investment and Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan in the contest “50 Best Innovative Ideas for the Republic of Tatarstan” in the amount of 200 thousand rubles for one year.