International Conference for Young Scientists and Entrepreneurs is taking place at UzhNU as part of the European Early Innovators Initiative
On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 an international conference, held as part of the European Early Innovators Initiative project, was opened in the meeting room of the Academic Council of UzhNU. The goal of the programme is to support young researchers and entrepreneurs. It is funded by the Danube Foundation for Strategic Projects and Steinbeis Transfer Management - the main sponsor of this programme. Its purpose is to attract young people’s attention in the Danube Region to the study of exact sciences (technology, engineering, mathematics), and support young researchers and their entrepreneurial ideas by helping them to understand market needs, and find partners, sponsors and investors.
Students, young scientists and researchers doing their research in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) joined the conference. They have brought their innovative business ideas to the conference and are eager to implement them.
At the official opening of the conference, its participants were addressed by the vice-rector of UzhNU Ihor Studenyak: "Our university is developing dynamically and today's conference is of special significance, since we have been holding a competition of innovative ideas "UzhNU Startup" for three consecutive years. More than 60 projects have already been submitted by our students, post-graduate students and young scientists. All projects are extremely interesting and the best ones will be presented today. The best three projects will be selected for studying, counseling and probation at the AREA Science Park in the city of Trieste (Italy)."
The conference was attended by Jürgen Reitzner, the director of Steinbeis Transfer Management (Romania), Mykhailo Nahorkin, the director of Steinbeis Transfer Management (Ukraine), Ana Turcan, the representative of Steinbeis Danube Center (Austria), and Fabio Tomasi, project manager at the AREA Science Park (Italy).