Young people’s innovations forum held in Almaty
One of the factors of Kazakhstan’s economic success is the development of young people’s innovative potential. They are now supported by both the government and the business. For instance, the largest producer of packaging materials, in Central Asia and Siberia uses a unique design, namely, the automated order processing software, of the scientist from Semey. Innovators had an opportunity to receive financial assistance in the forum in Almaty. The innovators were not only able to showcase their projects but also to attract investors, both private and those who work in the public-private partnership format. The forum was also attended by young scientists from Russia, Belarus, Armenia and other countries.
Mahmud TOMANOV, CHAIRMAN, YOUNG SCIENTISTS’S COUNCIL:
These are the IT technologies, smart city, biotechnology and social science, life sciences. And we have tech projects; these are not only IT-technologies. We have presented a joint Kazakh-Armenian project on seismicity, earthquakes, how to predict them, and there is already a specific installation.
Olga SVETLITSKAYA, CHAIRWOMAN, COUNCIL OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS OF MEDICINE, BELARUS:
These are very useful trends towards development, science and innovations.
Another forum was held in Shymkent where young scientists told about how to deal with industrial waste from lead plants. Scientists and students offered to sow wild grasses on the top of the mounds, and thus reduce the negative impact on nature.
Zhumakhan MYRKHALYKOV, RECTOR, AUEZOV SOUTH KAZAKHSTAN STATE UNIVERSITY:
This project is cheap but at the same time very advanced. It aims to cover this pile of waste with herbaceous layer.
The "UN Volunteers" forum participants presented some other scientific projects on environmental protection. For example, Safina Yuldasheva’s "Green Office" project will save paper and reduce the felling of trees.
Safina YULDASHEVA, STUDENT:
Our country is just 25 years old, however, we have made a huge progress. We develop rapidly and, as we grow economically, we should preserve our nature, our resources, keep our cities clean because this is the main development factor in general