Technology contests
A new format of contests to find breakthrough technology solutions for complex scientific tasks.

We are a new initiative to upgrade innovation and cutting-edge technologies that accumulates intellectual and socio-political resources with the aim of overcoming technological barriers for a better, smarter and safer world.

Up Great is a series of competitions to find solutions to the world’s technological challenges in a variety of areas such as transportation, energy, artificial intelligence, learning and others.

The contests will last from one year to three years, depending on the complexity of the task
Russian and foreign legal entities are invited to participate
Created IP belongs to the participants

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

UNCONDITIONAL AWARD
UNCONDITIONAL AWARD
Prize received does not impose on the winner restrictions on its use
UNCONTESTABLE RESULT
UNCONTESTABLE RESULT
Results of the contests must be visualized in the form of a working prototype and should be recognized by independent experts and the public
DEMAND-DRIVEN APPROACH
DEMAND-DRIVEN APPROACH
Solutions developed during the competitions must be in demand by the market
CRITERION ABSOLUTENESS
CRITERION ABSOLUTENESS
Award is granted for achieving the absolute value and not for superiority over competitors
GOALS AMBITIOUSNESS
GOALS AMBITIOUSNESS
Assigned tasks should be quite complex, but potentially achievable
TRANSPARENCE AND INVOLVEMENT
TRANSPARENCE AND INVOLVEMENT
Procedure, criteria and progress of the competitions are absolutely transparent and take into account the opinion of the audience
  • Significant and unresolved technological problem that prevents the launch of a new product or service on a new market
  • Level of technology that haven’t been reached by anyone in the world yet, but which could be in demand by the market

STAGES OF CONTESTS

Start
Announcement of the Up Great technology contest
Selection
Open call for applications, selection of participants
Development
Development of a technology and/or innovative product by participants under the assigned task
Testing
Intermediate testing and feedback from industry experts
Final
Final tests and announcement of the winner and/or prize winners
Awarding
Awarding ceremony
Implementation

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