Competition ‘Akmola Power’ included only young scientists
Kokshetau is hosting the innovative projects competition ‘Akmola Power’ and ‘Mini Expo 2016’ to mark the major international event in Kazakhstan Expo exhibition. 40 inventors have entered the competitions. Competition ‘Akmola Power’ included only young scientists. Participants of all ages competed as part of ‘Mini Expo’ contest. These are annual events held since 2014. This year, they are dedicated to architecture and design. Projects of school students were of particular interest. For instance, the school student of the versatile grammar school Adiyat Rahmetullin built a mini-hydroelectric plant. The young inventor believes that electricity generated at this power plant will be cheaper than the conventional method of power production.
ADIYAT RAHMETULLIN, SCHOOL STUDENT:
I started to work on this project when I was a 4th grader. My first project was the ‘Energy of the Wind’. Then, I started to work on ‘Solar energy’ and at the moment I'm working on ‘Energy of the Water’ topic.
MARIYAM ABISHEVA, ORGANIZER:
We pitch the projects to potential investors so that they receive financial support. We hold constant awareness raising work on public financing for innovative projects. There are grants of the National Agency for Technological Development, finance support tools for start-ups from the autonomous cluster fund.