Winners of the competition of student scientific creativity "Startup - UzhNU 2017" have been determined
The final stage of the competition "Startup - UzhNU 2017" took place on the first of June. Only 7 most interesting and promising developments out of over a dozen innovative projec already got interested in one of the startups developed by the students of the Faculty of Chemistry.
16 projects were registered to participate in the competition. The final stage of the competition was reached by 7 projects developed by young researchers representing the Faculties of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography.
The winner of "Startup - UzhNU 2017" contest is the project "Restorer 2017" worked out by the 4th year students of the Faculty of Physics Tetiana Fedelesh and Ivan Marushka under the guidance of the associate professor of the department of applied physics Vasyl Bilanchuk. "Restorer 2017" is a device and technology of cleaning various surfaces from dirt with high pressure using soda. It’s a much cheaper and more affordable option of the technologies that are already used in the world. The winning project is a vivid example of a startup! This is not just a prototype or innovative idea that has the potential to be commercialized and become a real product, it is a working product with high market demand, technologically developed (which still needs improvement).
The second place is shared by the two projects of the Faculty of Physics "Personal telemetry system for rescue services staff" (4th year student David Gal) and "Alternative energy sources for mobile systems" (3rd year student Henrietta Ban) developed under the guidance of the associate professor of the department of physics of semiconductors Oleksandr Molnar.
Two projects got the third place award. One of them is "Research of inorganic sorbents efficiency at wastewater treatment from Strontium” (4th year students of the Faculty of Physics Oleksandr Sych, Oleksander Vasylyev and Vasyl Bukovetskyi). Another one is "Synthesis and biological activity of tellurium-containing heterocycles" (worked out by a post-graduate student of the Faculty of Chemistry Mykola Kut, 4th year students of the Faculty of Chemistry Maryana Povidaychyk and Inesa Fales) under the guidance of the Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry Mykhailo Onysko.