More than 30 innovative business ideas were presented today within the framework of a contest organized by the Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer (AITT), Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM), State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) and Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises Sector Development (ODIMM).
The purpose of the contest “Best Innovative Idea” was to support and promote the ideas of young people who want to open their own business, thus contributing to the country’s socio-economic development, as well as identifying the most viable business ideas in the field of innovation.
At the opening of the event, AGEPI Director General Lilia Bolocan said that for the State Agency on Intellectual Property it is an honor and a privilege to put the shoulder to support the youth. “Because competitiveness is a guarantor of the quality of any company, we have proposed together with ASM, AITT and ODIMM to support you in this contest so that we create this networking and connection platform. AGEPI is competent to protect intellectual property objects, and most of the innovative ideas presented in the contest relate to potential inventions, industrial designs, etc. We are waiting you to AGEPI to protect your creations.”, emphasized Lilia Bolocan.
The young people then had 5 minutes at their disposal to present the innovative business idea to the jury.
Those who have demonstrated that they have the best innovative idea are Dorin Puscasu and Cristian Rusu. The young people presented the first public cloud platform in the Republic of Moldova, thus earning the big prize worth 10,000 lei. Also, the winners were automatically enrolled in the contest of technology transfer projects, getting the chance to receive financing of 1,000,000 lei for the implementation of the mentioned innovative business idea.
The second place was taken by Cristiana Grati for the idea of developing a children’s book-game with interactive elements for the development of cognitive skills. Cristiana got a prize worth 7,000 lei.
The third place was taken by Denis Rosca who came up with the idea of a scholarship program for pupils and students from all over the world. The winner of the third place went home with a prize worth 5,000 lei.
In order to support and stimulate innovative young people, the State Agency on Intellectual Property offered a special mention to Nadejda Cervinscaia for the idea of a phone application “U-cook 2.Moldova”. Thus, AGEPI Deputy Director General Andrei Popa handed over the AGEPI diploma, accompanied by a prize worth 3,000 lei.
In the contest participated students, master candidates, doctoral candidates and young people aged 18-35 who had an innovative business idea in the following areas: Innovative Materials, Technologies and Products; Information Technologies; Energy Efficiency and Use of Renewable Energy Sources; Biomedicine and Health; Biotechnologies and Food Industry.