Winners of Russian social projects competition

Winners announced for the Innosotsium social projects competition

The six winning projects will be presented at the St Petersburg international economic forum in June.


Students submitted 887 entries to the competition. The judges’ panel chose one winner in each category.

The winner in the category Growing older actively was Kristina Bardasova from the Urals State Medical University. She submitted the project Being active is being healthy.

The winning project in the sustainable development category was Yam plastic recycling demo workshop by Anastasia Loginovaya from Surgutskiy State University.

Polina Sayenko is from the Vasiliy Gorin State Agricultural University of Belgorod. She won the Women leaders category with her project The Bulb – a multifunctional development space for women’s leadership potential.

The project Industrial Nizhniy by Regina Torgonskaya won the Developing the regions category. Regina is from the Rostislav Alekseyev State Technical University of Nizhniy Novgorod.

The winner of the Digitisation in culture and art category was Egor Bebekh (State University of the Southern Urals) with his project  My Catalogue – a digital mobile book‑exchange platform.

The project, PUZZLE – an app for learning Russian and foreign sign languages came top in the Inclusive community category. Vlada Petrenko from Kuban State University headed the project.

“The students’ initiatives are focused on sustainable regional development, improving digital know-how, building an inclusive society, and the conditions we need for older people to remain active. It is important for these projects to be supported while they are still in development, be implemented, and then be replicated in the regions,” said Galina Karelova, Vice President of the Federation Council.

The Innosotsium competition is run by the Innosotsium Foundation, which is the social platform of the Roskongress foundation. The competition is supported by the Federation Council, the Russian Federation Ministry for Research and Higher Education, and the Presidential Grants Fund.




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