Between 28 and 30 September, the XII International Salon of Inventions and New Technologies “Novoje Vremya” was held in Sevastopol. This year the salon was held with the support of the Federal service for intellectual property (Moscow), the Government of Sevastopol, the Legislative Assembly of the city of Sevastopol, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, all-Russian society of inventors and innovators, the Sevastopol regional organization of the all-Russian society of inventors and innovators, the Sevastopol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Scientific School of Causality, the centre "AYUMEL" (Sevastopol), the Association "Russian house of international scientific and technical cooperation", the International innovation club "Archimedes" (Moscow), the World forum of researchers and inventors (Bucharest), the International Federation of inventors' associations (IFIA).
The salon is an internationally recognised event – a forum that promotes products and services by various developers on both national and international markets. This year over 340 participants from 27 countries came to the forum. Our university was represented by Vladimir Selemenev, Viktor Semenov, Vyacheslav Kuznetsov, and Anna Zenischeva from the Faculty of Chemistry, who presented their project "Solid Water" for retaining water in soil that won the gold medal in the project competition.
This project was of great interest to many companies and manufactures of the Voronezh Region and other Russian regions, and won the Innovation Cup, an annual innovation projects competition held between Voronezh universities. It also won a gold medal at the International Salon of inventions and innovation technologies "Archimedes” 2016.
Voronezh Region is getting more and more active in the sphere of innovations, and VSU plays its part in improving the position of the region. The university encourages innovative activity, promotes innovative products and develops innovative projects that can be commercialised and implemented by the region’s enterprises. It also looks for talented young leaders among students, postgraduates, and young scientists.