The Research Center of Biotechnology RAS is one of the main organizers of the competitions of S&T projects targeting young scientists in the framework of the Program “UMNIK in the Russian Academy of Sciences” of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology.
The aim of the Program “UMNIK” (the Russian abbreviation for “Member of the Youth Research and Innovation Competition”) is to select and encourage young researchers, who want to thrive and fulfill their potential in the fields of innovation, science and technology. The program provides organizational and financial support for innovative projects.
The program supports R&D projects implemented by young scientists and experts (aged up to 30 years) and intended to promote the effective commercialization of scientific results in the medium term. It is possible to become a winner only once.
Five thematic areas of the Program:
- Digital technologies
- Medicine and health saving technologies
- Advanced materials and chemical technologies
- New devices and intelligent manufacturing technologies
- Energy Resource Efficiency
The competition is organized in relevant institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the final competition is held twice a year (in spring and autumn) in Moscow.
The grant of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises “UMNIK” program is 500 thousand roubles within two years.
Schedules and more information about the planned events are published on the official web-site of the Program “UMNIK”.