International Trade Fair and Contest «High Technologies. Innovations. Investments» (HI-TECH) 2018 has brought together the enterprises representing the innovations and real economy sector and interested in resolving the industry's key challenges.
The HI-TECH participants annually have an opportunity to take part in the prestigious competition «The Best Innovative Project and the Best Scientific and Technical Development of the Year».
The contest is focused on innovations for the following industries: casting, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, radio electronics, shipbuilding, chemistry and new materials, power engineering and energy efficiency.
In 2018, the Contest presented 125 innovative projects and developments from 55 organizations. The winners of the Best Innovation Project and the Best Scientific and Technical Development of the Year Contest, in turn, were announced on March 22.
During the award ceremony, the winners received 5 special expert recognition prizes, 23 gold medals, and 53 silver medals. The Grand Prix went to the Medical Materials and Shape Memory Implants project, developed by the National Research Tomsk State University and the A-SME International Shape Memory Implant Academy.
The Matchmaking Centre, an online service which allows the user to find potential partners and coordinate business negotiations according to a customized schedule, is available for participants as well. Over the 3 days of exhibition activities, the specially equipped Matchmaking Centre area hosted over 1200 meetings.
The organizing committee would like to thank all our colleagues and partners for their cooperation and looks forward to meeting them all again at the HI-TECH expo and contest in 2019!