Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in the scientific and technical field summed up the results of the contest "START" in the direction "New devices and software systems." 120 projects have won the contest; each winning company will receive up to 1 million rubles for the first year of the project’s implementation. There were applied in total eight applications from Priangarie, the winners were two companies - ZAO "AeroEnergoTekh", created by a graduate of ISTU, Yuriy Kriulin, and LLC "Gelios", organized by the university associate professor, Yuriy Davydenko.
In addition, the innovators of the Republic of Buryatia - LLC "MIP Perspectiva" became the winners of the contest. This company along with Irkutsk companies was represented at the ISTU Technopark on a remote presentation of projects to the jury.
Employees of the company “Aeroenergotekh" designed and built a wind power unit (WPU) of the closed type «AeroGreen». The developers have proposed to use a wind turbine in an alternative energy source instead of the traditional three-blade scheme. Operation of WPU «AeroGreen» does not depend on the direction of the wind and weather (hail, rain and snow, hurricane), and the cost of 1 kW / h is in two times lower compared with known solutions in the wind industry. The project has been evaluated and received the status of a resident of Skolkovo. The developers intend to attract students of different specialties of Irkutsk Technical University to its detailed design. Students’ participation in the innovation project and its progress will give young researchers an idea of what areas are in demand and allow receiving the support of Skolkovo. The participation in the general work might be done by the architects, chemists and electricians.
Earlier this year, the winner of the program “START” in the direction "Modern materials and technologies for their creation" became LLC."Tekhnolog" NI ISTU (CEO – fifth-year student of the Chemical and Metallurgical Faculty, Alexander Gorokhov). The company intends to set up a pilot batch of new material for the aluminum industry (petroleum pitch).
NP "ISTU Technopark" is the official representative of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in the scientific and technical field in the Irkutsk region.