25.04.2019 | Kazakh students propose to create a website to help low-income families, a separate garbage collection system and a board game to improve financial literacy
In Almaty, on April 26, within the framework of the V Republican student festival «Tіregі Sender Elіmnin», the Olympiad «Zhas Tolkyn» will take place. The festival is organized by the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy. The main goal of this project is to involve students in the scientific field.
Representatives of seven universities from Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Aktobe, Karaganda and Pavlodar will compete for the title of the best student team in the country. Among the competition tasks of the Olympiad are the passing of presidential tests on physical training, testing in general educational disciplines, demonstration of videos about student life and the presentation of innovative projects «Idea for a million».
According to the conditions of the qualifying stage, which was held from March 7 to April 2, seven student teams out of 20 went on an in-person tour. They presented the following educational institutions: the Caspian University (the team «Caspian`s age»), Aktobe Regional State University, named after K. Zhubanov (the team «Phoenix»), Eurasian National University named after L. Gumilyov (the team «Resonance»), Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz (the team «Adrenalin»), Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Construction (the team «Generators»), the University «Turan» (the team «Creative») and Pavlodar State University named after S. Toraigyrov ( the team «Technologist»).
The main and most difficult task of the Olympiad is the protection of innovative projects «Idea for a Million». Participants need to get accustomed to the role of a young entrepreneur or start-up, and to protect their business project before a competent jury. The idea of the project should be innovative, and focused on young people. Students in front of the jury must present their project as they would have done before investors. Therefore, the project should have clear implementation dates, a reasonable estimate, promotion channels and profit forecasts. Most importantly, the cost of the actual launch of the project should not exceed one million tenge. The authors of the project that meets all the criteria of the «Idea for a million» competition have a chance to receive a grant for its implementation in the amount of one million tenge.
The teams are ready to surprise the jury with such projects as an atmospheric water generator, the production of national food, a board game to increase financial literacy, phyto wall, a system of separate garbage collection, a site for helping low-income families and a healthy nutrition buffet.
According to the results of all tasks of the Olympiad, the best student team of Kazakhstan will be determined. Additional incentives for individual nominations are also provided.
Recall that the festival «Tіregі Sender Elіmnin» represents a scientific marathon with a rich program of events held at various venues in the city. Thus, a student conference «Actual problems of private law» was held at the Caspian University, a workshop «Digital technologies in marketing and logistics» was organized at the University «Turan», and a debate tournament would take place there.
Dear media representatives!
We invite you on April 26 / Friday / from 10:00 to 13:00 at the main event of the festival – the Olympiad «Zhas Tolkyn» with the presentation of student business projects «Idea for a million».
Address: Caspian University, Seifullin Ave., 521, floor 3, Seifullin hall.