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The results of the 10th International Young Inventors Award (IYIA 2023) were announced in Denpasar (Bali, Indonesia). More than 300 projects from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Russian Federation, Egypt, Morocco, the UAE, South Korea, Macau, and other countries took part in the competition.

Young inventors from Russia Daria Sheinina and Victoria Pozverg

Ten inventions developed by young innovators from Russia were selected for the IYIA 2023 final round. The international jury of the competition highly appreciated all the projects and awarded them with honorable prizes. Two projects from Russia and Thailand received special awards from the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), namely the medal “Advancing the Future” and memorable gifts.

Students from Princess Chulabhorn Science High School in Chon Buri, Kanin Kelvin Shomvivat and Dzhiratchaj Taisong, won the EAPO awards. They presented a project for a smart wheelchair with facial expression control. Daria Sheinina and Victoria Pozverg from the Photonica Quantorium (Perm) presented a prototype of a multifunctional Relax backpack. The backpack is equipped with an electronic massaging element to reduce the strain the straps put on the body. The backpack also includes an inflatable pillow. The pocket is thermo-coated to store snacks or medicines. Natalia Romashova, Head of the Organizational and Legal Department of the Eurasian Patent Office, awarded the winners on behalf of the Organization.

The book written by EAPO President Grigory Ivliev, “Symbols and Essence of Patenting,” which focused on the humanitarian mission of invention as well as on the labor and nobility of innovators, was a welcome surprise for the Russian girls. Natalia Romashova invited Daria and Victoria to visit the EAPO headquarters in Moscow to learn about the basics of the Eurasian patent system, the work of the EAPO examiners, and to personally get the autograph of the book’s author, EAPO President Grigory Ivliev.