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10th national contest of innovation projects 2019

10th national contest of innovation projects 2019

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10th national contest of innovation projects 2019

The State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus with the participation of the Belarusian Innovation Fund holds the 10th anniversary national contest of innovation projects.

The contest is held in order to promote the implementation of promising innovative projects, to assist in the search for the investment support for innovative projects and to commercialize research and development results.

Promising innovative projects with a strategy implemented in detail (commercialization), which meet the priority areas of scientific and technical activities in the Republic of Belarus, are considered within the contest.

Legal entities and individuals can be participants of the contest. Contest participants select themselves the nomination their innovative project is related to. Individuals whose age does not exceed 35 years can participate in the category “Best Youth Innovation Project”. 

The acceptance of applications and the pre-selection of projects will be up to October 1, 2019.

A training seminar with the participation of leading Belarusian experts on innovation and venture capital activities and business planning will be carried out with the purpose of preparation of participants for the contest to consider and protect innovative projects.

The contest board will determine winners and prize-takers of the contest in accordance with the results of consideration and protection of innovative projects. There is one winner and five winners in one category, including two runner-ups, and three, which took the third place.

Winners of the contest are awarded diplomas and prizes:

86 base values (2 193.00 rubles); for the first place;

57 base values (1,453.50 rubles) (1420.00 rubles) for the second place;

29 base values (739.50 rubles) (710,00 rubles) for the third category.

Among the winners and prize-winners, the competition council selects projects for the further commercialization of their results, which will receive a certificate for receiving funds in the amount of 571 base values (14,560.50 rubles).

The international scientific and production pharmaceutical company "NATIVITA" announced an additional nomination "Biotechnology and genomics in medicine and pharmaceuticals". The prize fund of the nomination is 2,000 US dollars (in Belarusian rubles at the rate of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus at the time of summing up the competition).

Projects in the following areas can be submitted for nomination:

- production of biologically active substances by microorganisms, including genetic engineering (enzymes, amino acids, etc.);

- cell and subcellular technologies,

- genome editing technologies,

- diagnostic test systems for assessing the state of the genome, transcriptome, proteome,

- development of tools for the above areas (analysis methods, bioinformatic software products - collection and analysis of Big Data),

- microorganisms - platforms for genetic engineering manipulations,

- development of animal models of human diseases (oncology).

Regulations of the National Contest of Innovative Projects and Forms of Contest Documentation can be found on the contest website. 

To participate in the contest, it is required to undergo an obligatory registration on the website of the contest by filling out the forms established by the organizers (an application, a passport and a business plan for an innovative project), and send a hard copy set of contest documents to the address of the Belarusian Innovation Fund (2 Tolbukhin str. office 217, Minsk, 220012).

The deadline is October 1, 2019.

 

 The contact phone: +375 17 336 05 69, e-mail: rkip@tut.by.

The contest website: http://konkurs.belinfund.by/.