Competition of inventions ‘Shapagat’ kicks off
Kazakhstan has launched a competition in the field of invention "Shapagat." This year it will be held for the 13th time. Winners will be revealed in 4 categories: "Invention of the Year", "Woman-inventor", "The youngest inventor" and "Young talent". The main requirement for the participants is to present the development, with high social and economic significance and competitiveness. Fields can apply: chemistry, medicine, agriculture and processing, connection and communication. By contest rules, those citizens who already have the patent on the invention presented last year are allowed to participate. The contest results will be announced on 26 April.
Syrym BEKENOV, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
Certain nomination involves awarding gold statuette "Shapagat." Each nomination implies a presentation of the monetary prize of 200 thousand tenge. In addition, the winners are nominated by diplomas which are given with 100 thousand tenge.