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From April 3 to April 17, 2020, the JSC “Science Fund” organized and held the “Stop Coronavirus” contest in order to find effective solutions aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus infection and overcoming its consequences. In total, more than 140 applications from all over Kazakhstan took part in the competition. Scientists, entrepreneurs, and healthcare providers submitted their proposals for the fight against coronavirus.
At the first stage, the competition jury made a preliminary selection, selecting 39 applications for participation in the final. At the second stage, in the final of the competition, the authors presented their projects online and answered questions from the jury members online. The broadcast was conducted on the Bilim Plus educational platform on Facebook. The online format provided maximum transparency of the evaluation process and was supported by all participants.
The project group “ Anchor Project of the International Level Scientist”, led by Professor Zinetulla Insepov submitted several projects in the field of the practical application of materials from nanoporous graphene and graphene oxide, as well as Kazakhstan diatomite
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According to the results of the competition, both of the above applications of Nazarbayev University were recommended for consideration by the Government and interested investors.
Both projects have significant potential for commercialization, which will contribute to the development of the domestic goods market and the development of the diatomite industry in Kazakhstan. Currently, the project team is working with representatives of JSC “Science Fund” and the Bilim Plus educational platform to further promote projects and find investors for their commercialization.
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