This week, the Skolkovo Foundation’s Startup Tour, which is travelling the country in search of promising tech startups, called in on the southern city of Krasnodar.
The event, held on March 14-15, attracted more than 500 entrepreneurs and scientists, who came from surrounding regions to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts.
Winners were selected in five categories. The victorious projects won tickets to the Startup Village, the biggest startup event in Russia, held at the Skolkovo Innovation Centre on June 2-3.
Winners and participating projects of Skolkovo's Startup Tour pose for a photo in Krasnodar. Photo: Sk.ru
The winners were:
1st place: Andrei Smirnov, for his project SmartAgro
2nd place: Alexander Vlasov, for his project Zig-Zag
3rd place: Sergei Mikhnev, for his project SNILBot – a gamification system for the process of learning programming as a professional skill
Energy and energy-efficient technologies category
1st place: Ilya Pikalov, for his autonomous energy supply system using liquefied natural gas
2nd place: Timur Sheudzhen, for his project to develop a system to purify sewage water using a microbial fuel cell
3rd place: Yury Khripko, for his coalescence method for purifying oil-containing water, sand and soil
Biological and medical technologies category
1st place: Tatyana Pochevalova, for her project to develop tissue-specific nutritive media for the cultivation of isolated cells of mammals and humans in vitro
2nd place: Magomed Aliev, for his Orthowave individual lingual braces project
3rd place: Stanislav Tregubov, for his compact syringe project
Industrial technologies and materials category
1st place: Ivan Shorstky, for his multifunctional filter valve project
2nd place: Dmitry Cherkashin, for his Moros smoke inhibition system
3rd place: Yury Mamelin, for his system for the aerial laser scanning of land
Biotechnologies in agriculture and industry category
1st place: Valeria Shakhova, for her project for the development of microcapsule forms of anti-microbe treatments for the comprehensive treatment of organs
2nd place: Tatyana Mamontova, for her technology for year-round mutton production
3rd place: Anzhela Asaturova, for her project of biological products to protect plants