Second Yenisey Siberia competition of fundamental scientific research ready to launch

The regional Yenisey Siberia competition in support of the best projects of interdisciplinary fundamental scientific research is about to be held for the second time. Participants of the Yenisey Siberia Comprehensive Investment Project, are among the commissioning clients of the scientific researches. The first competition was sponsored by the Russian Foundation Fund for Basic Research, the Regional Fund of Science and Technology Support, the Krasnoyarsk Region government, Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation, Krasnoyarsk Region enterprises and investors of the Yenisey Siberia Comprehensive Investment Project.

The competition aims to realise research and development projects with highly commercially ready results. The competition topics were selected with the participation of the enterprises that will further be able to use practical findings of the scientific researches. At the same time, the scientists will have funds allocated for the new developments.

In 2019, 12 research projects got the financing of total 120 billion roubles, including 4 projects by the orders of the Yenisey Siberia Comprehensive Investment Project investors in the fields of aluminium processing technologies (US RUSAL), geological exploration methods (Intergeo Management Company), institutional infrastructure establishment (Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation) and power-producing efficiency improvement (Nizhneboguchanskaya HPP). The Yenisey Siberia Comprehensive Investment Project investors will gain from the projects’ implementation by getting access to the technologies and the modern technical solutions in the frame of their investment projects.

“The competition is aimed at the support of the interdisciplinary scientific researches challenging the fundamental scientific tasks that have the potential of being used in practice by industrial business subjects working at the territory of Yenisey Siberia,” Irina Panteleeva, the Executive Director of the Regional Fund of Science and Technology Support believes.

“By involving the Yenisey Siberia Comprehensive Investment Project investors we ensure the applicability of the developments. When cooperating, the scientific community and the industry representatives can address particular challenges of the production. I am convinced that the new wave developments of the competition will be able to cover the needs of the bulk of Krasnoyarsk Region, Khakassia and Tuva enterprises,” Sergei Ladyzhenko, Director General of Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation said.

As soon as this autumn, we will see the first results of the scientific projects’ implementation that had been realised in the first year of the competition. At the same time, we are planning to open the application for the next competition.