The results of Program of innovative projects “IDEA-1000” was sum up in KRK “Pyramyd” on 18th of December, 2007. This year 27 authors got grants for further implementation their projects.
The Program is organized by Innovative Technopark “IDEA”, Investment and Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan, Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE).
The First Deputy of the Director-General of Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises Sergey Polyakov presented the winners with diplomas. During the speech of welcome he mentioned that “IDEA-1000” has grown greatly and become more scaled in comparison with the resent year when the contest was held for the first time. In 2007 participants of the Program covered not only the project authors from Tatarstan, but from other regions of Russia as well.
There were 227 projects on approval of the Organizational Committee of “IDEA-1000” Program. While the contest only 27 winners were selected as the best of all of them (17 projects on nomination “Youth innovative project”, 7 projects on nomination “Start-1”, 3 projects on nomination “Start-2”).
The following criterions were considered while the projects estimating: accordance with modern level of science and technology development, importance for the Republic ofTatarstan and possibility of commercialization in prospects of 5 years. The majority of projects-winners belong to the spheres of chemistry, construction, electronics and mechanical engineering.
It should be mentioned that the total amount of investment to the projects was $1,143 million (including $571,429 thousands from the federal budget) in 2006, in the first year the Program realization. More than 70 work places with average salary of $400 per month were created.