Innovation week kicks off in Almaty
International Innovation Forum "Kazakhstan - a new global innovation hub” started in Almaty. The forum began with the contest of start-ups, where about a hundred Kazakhstani inventors presented their developments in the fields of energy, IT technologies, smart industry and new materials. On November 12, the largest innovation forum in Central Asia will continue its work in Astana. It is expected to bring together thousands of guests, 40 international experts and representatives of 100 foreign specialized venture capital funds and investors. Totally, the Innovation Week will open for the world hundreds of start-ups from the CIS countries and far abroad. The team that wins the competition will get the special prize of $25,000. In addition, start-up developers will be able to receive the support of investors. And the first to show achievements were inventors from Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University. The team presented two projects on the production of solar energy. And in the asset they already have a successful project on "green" energy.
Nikolai KOLTUN, RESEARCH FELLOW, SATPAYEV KAZAKH NATIONAL RESEARCH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY:
The largest project is a charging station for electric vehicles. That is, we were the first who have installed charging stations. Two stations have been established near the university, where workers and people charge vehicles. Now there is a rise in the cost of fossil fuels, and yet people will come to the fact that it is necessary to transit to green energy. And we put all efforts to introduce these technologies, and we work on these issues closely.