The Investment and Venture Foundation of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan will host the fourth national contest 50 Best Innovative Ideas for the Republic of Tatarstan.
Project proposals poised at resolving sci-tech, economic, social problems and human development issues are encouraged. The contest will welcome natural persons residing in Tatarstan, Russia, and any foreign country.
Each of the shortlisted innovative project proposals will get grant funds to the amounts ranging from RUR400,000 to RUR3,000,000 a year, for the implementation purposes.
The Contest proposals are grouped up by the following subject-related titles: “Prospects”, “Innovative Project by the Young”, “Start 1”, “Start 2”, “Best Invention of the Year”, and “Socio-Economic Development of the Republic of Tatarstan”.
Besides, along with the partaking in the aforementioned Contest, you can take part in the Idea-1000 Programme jointly promoted and run by the Investment and Venture Foundation of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Foundation for Assistance in Development of Sci-Tech SMEs (the Bortnik Foundation).
Authors of the 50 brightest innovative ideas will be awarded RUR10,000 to RUR100,000, depending on their respective Contest subject subgroup. Other notable participants will get personal prizes, scholarships and research grants from the Ak Bars Bank, Tatneftekhiminvest-Holding Public Corporation, Law Company Gorodissky & Partners, Ltd..
The contenders’ applications, and/or the Programme participant’s applications are accepted at the representative offices and Headquarters of the Investment and Venture Foundation of the Republic of Tatarstan. The submission deadline is 15 October, 2008.
The contenders from the Russian Federation and foreign countries are to send their proposal materials to the Ulyanovsk Regional Centre for Technology Transfer (URCTT), the entity created at the Ulyanovsk State Technical University. The address is
Ulyanovsk State Technical University (Ulyanovsk Regional Centre for Technology Transfer)
32, Severnyi Venets St,
432027 Ulyanovsk, RUSSIA.
Tel./fax: +8422 778192, 430323
More information about the Contest 50 Best Innovative Ideas for the Republic of Tatarstan and the IDEA-1000 Programme is posted on the Web site of URCTT (http://ctt.ulstu.ru)