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the Maximum size of one grant will be 300 million rubles, which is for three years. Money can be spent on buying equipment and software, maintenance, training of employees, patent services and transport services. It is crucial that the winner is obliged to bring in the project from extrabudgetary sources, their contributions must be at least 30 percent. To participate in the selection, the applicant shall submit a development program where you have to declare the results of the grant. Among the indicators – volume engineering and educational services on the orders of the organizations of the economy, the number of patents share in research staff aged under 39 years and students, etc.

Vadim Tarasov, Director of the engineering center of industrial technology nust “MISIS”, doctor of technical Sciences:

– the experience of our centre, which for several years already, I think that this government initiative can only be welcomed. After all, at some stage of the reform of our education we have lost an engineer, he became a specialist, and then “crumbled” at the bachelor and master’s degrees. And engineering work has its own specificity. Companies today are complaining that it comes to people who need to retrain. So those who worked in the engineering centers, torn with hands. Because here comes the man who passed all the stages: this is basic science, and innovation cycle – the transformation of development in hardware technology. And again. In addition to academic knowledge here, the students learn real life on a real production. Figuratively speaking, grow muscles, become toothy leaders. And they know it, so try to get to these centers compete for a place. They are not just involved in the development and design of specific technologies, but also offer ideas that can be implemented.

it is essential that these centers are not just doing engineering, not just making money on some orders, and undertook an ambitious task. Worked at the highest level. To the eyes of the youth glowed. For example, we have created a unique polymeric materials, which awarded the prize of the government. We are currently developing low-field scanners for medicine, which are at times cheaper than imported. The task of the state value.

When we first started, we huddled in the basement, had primitive equipment, and it is now a modern area with the most modern equipment, lasers, additive technology etc. I am Sure that a lot of grants that will be given to the winners of the contests will allow them to quickly pass a very difficult stage of development.