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MADI host finals of the grant contest under the National Technology Initiative

On November 28, the final selection of projects of the UMNIK-Avtonet program was held in MADI. The event was organized by the Innovation Promotion Fund and the National Technology Initiative (NTI).
Vice-rector for Research Viktor Ushakov addressed the contest participants with a welcoming speech. He spoke about the participation of MADI students in the contests for grants of the Innovations Promotion Fund.
The organization of the final contest was made possible thanks to the Head of the Department of Traffic Organization and Safety, Professor Sultan Zhankaziev.
Between May and November 2019, about 80 applications from all regions of Russia were submitted, and 44 projects in 6 priority areas of the program made their way to the finals, where our university was represented by 17 participants from 7 departments.
The finals were held in the form of face-to-face and video conference 5-minute presentations of the projects to experts. The contestants were to prove to the representatives of the business community the scientific and technical innovation of the project, the market demand for the product, commercial prospects and key features that have advantages over rivals, as well as the potential for creating and developing an innovative business.
The names of the winners will be announced in February - March 2020. They will receive a grant in the amount of 500 thousand rubles for two years.
Autonet is a market for self-driving vehicles, that includes the establishment of a domestic production of multifunctional robotic equipment for freight and passenger transportation, self-driving vehicles of various classes for general and special purposes, new generation software and hardware systems for intelligent transport. It is also a market for services based on artificial intelligence systems, platforms and networks in the logistics of people and things. All this will create a technological basis for the implementation of numerous market projects.
The National Technology Initiative is a long-term comprehensive program to create the conditions for ensuring the leadership of Russian companies on new high-tech markets, which will determine the structure of the global economy in the next 15-20 years.