Between 29th March and 1st April, a delegation from Voronezh State University took part in the 19th Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Technology Salon "ARCHIMEDES – 2016" held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre "Sokolniki". The salon was organised by Rospatent, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Department of Science, Industrial Policy Entrepreneurship of Moscow, GC Avtodor, the Department of Housing, Utilities and Amenities of Moscow, and the Department of town-planning policy of Moscow. “Archimedes – 2016” brought together over 300 organisations and participants from 18 countries and 38 regions of the Russian Federation who presented their inventions and innovative projects.
During the event, VSU delegates – Alexander Khvan, the Director of the VSU Business Incubator, and Oleg Serbin, the Director of the VSU Science Park – managed to hold several business meetings with prospective partners and clients. Several meetings were held with representatives of various enterprises from Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Ryazan and other regions.
VSU presented at the exhibition over 35 innovation technologies, projects and programmes, including magnetic nanostructured materials, the rehabilitation system Breath&Play for children enduring pulmonary pathology”, wound healing multi-enzymatic Medication ZAZHIVIN”, hydraulic electric pump, ultrareliable power supply SEP5001T for the railway rolling equipment facilities, membranes for extracting high-purity hydrogen from hydrogen-containing gases, and the innovative technologies of preliminary thermomechanical treatment aimed at hardening cutting and measuring tools.
The participants and visitors to the exhibition were particularly interested in the following technologies invented and projects conducted by the University researchers: “Protein feed for bumblebees with pollen substitute” – a product of the small innovation business OOO Tekhnologii Shmelevodstva, and the projects "Innovative technologies of nanostructured ceramics production” and “GreenSorb sorbents” of the small innovative businesses OOO Magnesian Materials Plant and OOO Greensorb-Oil.
The University representatives also took part in workshops and round table discussions, held by the organisers. At the closing ceremony Voronezh State University was awarded a Diploma and the Region Cup “For contribution to development of inventions and efficiency promotion in the region” and the project of VSU researchers Vladimir Selemenov, Viktor Semenov, Vycheslav Kuznetsov and Anna Zenistcheva “Water-retaining supersorbent Solid Water” won the gold medal. It should be mentioned that this project attracted a lot of interest from the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Voronezh region Viktor Logvinov.
In the last few years, Voronezh Region has become one of the leaders in the sphere of innovations in Russia, and Voronezh State University plays a great role helping the Region to keep its position.