Youth amaze with innovations

The National Library recently hosted the INMAX-2015 Youth Innovative Week

The National Library recently hosted the INMAX-2015 Youth Innovative Week, featuring a pilotless aircraft, edible packaging, a 3D printer (printing with chocolate), smart robots, e-flickers for cyclists, as well as new materials and technologies, among its exhibits.

The best of the best brought their works to show to experts and potential investors, and the organisational committee chose 65 (out of 157) of the most commercially promising.  This has been the fifth such contest of innovative ideas organised by Minsk’s City Executive Committee, Minsk City Technopark and the M.S. Kunyavsky Business Union of Entrepreneurs and Employees, helping businesses and innovative thinkers come together. 

The Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology, Alexander Shumilin, notes that the most creative ideas are presented by young people. “We need to help them towards self-realisation in our country, implementing their ideas and developments. The economic recession is an indicator of us needing to make a technological jump in terms of new machinery, technologies and energy sources.”

Interestingly, besides representatives from universities and academia, schoolchildren also took part. Among them was Maximilian Klimovich, an 11th grade pupil from Nesvizh’s secondary school #1, whose universal pilotless quad-copter is both reasonably priced and able to rival foreign analogues in its technical characteristics. “It is manoeuvrable, easily manageable, can fly for a long time, can help inspect old buildings, can target shoot or transport cargo — depending on the load,” he comments.

The best projects were awarded at the Innovative Week’s closing ceremony. 

By Yulia Vasilieva

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