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Four Penza projects receive grants for over 1 million rubles at iVolga forum

16:21 | 25.06.2016 | Society

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Penza, 25 June 2016. PenzaNews. Four young men and women from Penza who presented their projects at the recently concluded iVolga-2016 youth forum in the Samara region won monetary grants for over 1 million rubles in total.

Four Penza projects receive grants for over 1 million rubles at iVolga forum

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Three of the four won first places in their nominations: Alina Kholudeneva with production of heat insulation m,materials through recycling; “Kvartal Louie” student Ivan Pchelnikov with the “House of Veronika” project; and Ilya Kalkaev with a wireless LAN transmitter using innovative internal and software designs. All of the three will receive 300,000 rubles for their projects.

In addition, Alexandra Malysheva won a grant of 200,000 rubles for her project to set up a milk production plant.

The iVolga forum featured a variety of contests, with good results by Penza contestants as well. In particular, they won the first place in the robotics competition, and Ilya Astashkin, a winner of the Penza regional forum “Lastochka,” was next to none in the air drone contest.

In the meantime, projects by Anastasia Lyubishin and Sergei Zosimov won first places in the Russian-Chinese forum in iVolga. They received diplomas and presents.

Moreover, Penza contestants took part in the history quest, albeit without reaching the pedestal.

Overall, the region had a decent representation at the forum, the head of the youth initiatives implementation center for the Penza region youth center Marina Sivyakova told PenzaNews.

“Everybody is glad to see Penza showing such good results at the Volga Federal District forum. Our guys liked everything very much. They did not even want to leave, and said they plan to go there again,” she pointed out.

As PenzaNews informed earlier, the Penza region was represented at iVolga forum by over 100 people, who brought around 80 projects to the event.

The delegates included representatives of large regional universities – the Penza State University, the Technological University, the Agricultural Academy, the University of Architecture and Construction – and the multidisciplinary college.

The VFD youth forum iVolga-2016 featured nine groups – Innovations and Technical Creativity, Cultural BOOM, Lesser Motherland – Bigger Opportunities, Media Wave, Patriot, Generation of Good, Politics, Sporty Youth – Healthy Nation, and You Are A Businessman.

The forum participants were able to meet VIP guests, including: cosmonauts Alexander Lazutkin and Yuri Shargin; the two-time Olympic champion Svetlana Khorkina; the president of the Russian Basketball Federation Andrei Kirilenko; the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy in the Volga Federal District; the renown bass accordion player Sergei Voytenko; the film director Egor Chichkanov; and prominent politicians and businessmen.

During a meeting with Svetlana Khorkina, Ivan Tanasov, head of the Penza youth innovation center “Sputnik,” presented a “lucky boomerang” to the athlete.

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