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What progress has been made

What progress has been made

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What progress has been made

Scientific developments and advanced technologies give impetus to economic development. The republican contest of innovative projects allows to reveal and promote the best of them. Thanks to the support of the state, the ideas of talented developers are commercialized, implemented in various fields and are in demand abroad - the volume of exports of high-tech products in 2020 is expected at $15 billion. This year the competition was held for the eleventh time and gathered dozens of participants. Yesterday in Minsk the best innovative projects were named and prize-winners and laureates were awarded.

This year, 71 applications were submitted to the competition: 24 developments in the nomination "Best Innovation Project", and 47 applicationsin the nomination "Best Youth Innovation Project".

Speaking at the award ceremony, Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology, noted that innovations in Belarus are aimed at solving economic and social issues.

"This year the projects aimed at counteracting the pandemic and the development of medical technologies are most important. Despite a slight decrease in the number of applications, the quality of developments has increased significantly. In the final of the competition the run between the prize-winners was tenths of a point," Alexander Shumilin has told.

According to him, the conntest has a good history and was designed to build an innovative "elevator", because in addition to serious prizes, and the prize for the first place is more than two thousand rubles, grants are provided for the commercialization of the plan. The first capital allows you to create a prototype, go through an acceleration program, prepare a serious business.

Alexander Glutkin from Grodno State Medical University won the nomination "Best Innovative Project". Its development is the GLUDERM cosmetic complex, designed to restore the skin after treatment of acute and chronic wounds, as well as for patients with atopic dermatitis and dryness of the skin. The drug is being prepared for production in Belarus. Alexander was given a certificate for receiving money in the amount of 571 basic units.

Andrei Kapitonov, a student of the pediatric faculty of the Belarusian State Medical University, won the nomination "Best Youth Innovation Project". He created a neural network to automatically classify chest radiographs to quickly detect signs of COVID-19 in asymptomatic patients during radiography (p-OGC). The basis for the creation of the neural network will be data from both open sources and clinics in Minsk, with which access to instrumental research has already been agreed.

A total of 12 innovative projects were awarded in the competition. The second and third places in the nominations "Best Innovation Project" and "Best Youth Innovation Project" were won in such fields as agricultural sciences and technologies, materials science, industrial and construction technologies, socio-economic, humanities and social sciences.

Source: Republic