Students of Kazakhstan are developing new projects at EXPO-2017
The main theme of Astana EXPO 2017 is “Future Energy”. The topic inspires many young inventors to create new innovative projects. Two Almaty students have invented ways of lightening a light bulb without wires. Ruslan Isayev and Magzhan Tashenbai developed a wireless power transfer in the span of four months. The usage of a generator is similar to the Tesla transformer.
RUSLAN ISAYEV, STUDENT:
- This can reduce the cost of electricity transmission significantly, since the current ways of transmitting electricity are expensive. This generator allows energy transmission by using a single cable. Typically, we need at least three, four cables.
Another economically and environmentally friendly project is an innovative one. Asylbek Sarguzin and Askar Sagiduldanov, created a wind generator which is the primary renewable energy source. This wind generator will produce power enough to supply to entire cities.
SERIK MUKHAMEDZHANOV, FACULTY, AL-FARABI KAZAKH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY:
- We have to patent the ideas. Department of science contributes to the creation of startups by students, student design bureau and business incubators. Moreover, our department promotes the projects, establishes links with production and the business.
Moldir Abdikhan took thoughts about energy efficiency, too. She and her team jointly developed three projects that can be introduced in the expo. The team has a developed a new energy-efficient lamp. The principle is simple: power comes to the engine and drives the coil. Thus, power reaches the generator. This charges interchangeable batteries. The USB allow charging of cell phones. The team has taken part in many research competitions and business incubators.
MARATBEK GABDULLIN, HEAD OF NANOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY:
- We assign preliminary funding for maintenance and to assure functionality of this laboratory model. Currently, the new law on commercialization has been adopted which assigns enough money to establish projects so these projects can progress and become profitable business.
Astana EXPO 2017 commissioner Rapil Zhoshybayev has spoken highly of the technopark students’ accomplishments. He highlighted a number of projects, including the wind generator, a biogas plant and wireless power transmission. The commissioner also mentioned that Kazakhstani projects are as competitive as those from world top universities.