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Skolkovo Was Awarded The Laureates And Nominees Of The National Prize "Hope For Technology"

 On November 10, the Skolkovo Technopark became a large-scale and landmark platform for the second day of the National Forum of Rehabilitation Industry and Universal Design "Hope for Technology". The event brought together more than 500 participants. The organizer is the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.

The second day of the event was attended by an exhibition of photographs telling about the strength of the spirit of people with disabilities, and about how modern technical rehabilitation tools help them to be active and enthusiastic. The adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Presidential Commission for the Disabled, Alexander Levitskaya , the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Gulnaz Kadyrova, were introduced with the works presented . 

Почетные гости форума "Надежда на технологии" также приветствовали участников финальных выступлений нового для нашей страны состязательного проекта для людей с инвалидностью, использующих современные технические средства реабилитации – «Кибатлетика». Они преодолевали трассы с моделированием бытовых ситуаций: поднимались по ступенькам и пандусам, сервировали столы, меняли электрические лампы, развешивали белье и много другое.

Alexandra Levitskaya noted that the forum is an event that promotes constructive communication and the emergence of new solutions to improve the lives of our citizens. Gulnaz Kadyrova wished the participants of the final competitions and the producers who presented their products success and good luck. In the championship 80 "kibatlets" competed, for two days they were supported by about 400 spectators. On November 10, the winners of the "Kibatiletika" were honored.

A significant event of the second day of the forum was the awarding of the winners of the "Hope for Technology" Prize . Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Gulnaz Kadyrova presented her well-deserved awards.

The award is an expression of recognition of a wide range of commercial, non-commercial and public organizations, individual entrepreneurs, representatives of government bodies, the media, merit and outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of the industry. This year the award was held in 5 nominations. For the contribution to the development and promotion of rehabilitation technologies and universal design, the Prize was awarded to the Istok-Audio Group of companies. The best socially-oriented start-up in the field of rehabilitation technologies and devices recognized the project "tactile hour FYT ( Feel your time), and the best solution in the field of universal design is the domestic one - the work of the company for the production of equipment for physical training Kangaroo ABM. For his personal contribution to the development and promotion of rehabilitation technologies and the universal design of the Prize, the Chairman of the Board of the Union of Kibatletika Andrey Davidyuk was awarded . The best publication on the topic of innovative developments in the industry is the article by the observer of the Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Irina Nevinnaya.

Continuation of the solemn part was the presentation of awards to the winners of the competition "Hakaton" .

A large business program was also prepared on November 10. Under the chairmanship of Gulnaz Kadyrova , a meeting of the Women's Council was held at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia. A special feature of the meeting was the participation of representatives of Russian regions in the meeting. The idea of ​​creating a Regional Working Group of the Women's Council was announced at the beginning of this year, and in July a regulation regulating the work of the group was approved. In total, more than 100 candidatures were received from 50 subjects of the country. The agenda of the meeting included the following issues: the formation of the Regional Working Group and the development of the work plan for the Women's Council for 2018.

Within the framework of the forum, five parallel sessions were held, where issues of supporting innovative projects of the rehabilitation industry, transformation of demand in the industry market, standardization and industry for active life were discussed. In the work of the sessions, Alexander Levitskaya, Chairperson of the Presidential Commission on Disability Affairs, took part.

The outcome of the discussion panels brought to the plenary session Gulnaz Kadyrov, Director of Industry Development Department of socially important goods Industry and Trade Russia Dmitry Kolobov , a leading TV channel "Rain" Eugene Voskoboynikova , sessions Moderators: senior vice president of innovation "Skolkovo" Foundation Kirill Kai , director of the National association of participants of the market of assistive technologies "AURA-Tech" Ivan Biryukov , deputy head of the federal agency for technical regulation and methodology Anton Sha lavas .

Gulnaz Kadyrova stressed that in the near future the Government of the Russian Federation will approve the Strategy for the Development of Industrial Production of Rehabilitation Direction until 2025.

The main directions laid down in the strategy - development of standardization, improvement of quality of products, development of production, human resources potential of the industry, information support, support export demand -

the deputy minister said. 

Among the important steps taken this year, the deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation noted the improvement of the activities of the Technical Committee "Technical Means and Services for the Disabled and Other Low-Mobility Populations", the establishment of the FGUU "Resource Center for Universal Design and Rehabilitation Technologies", which will become the competence center of the industry.

At the end of the meeting, a strategic agreement was signed between OOO SupremMotors and ANO Katarzyna. The parties intend to create the first certified Russian stroller with a manual drive and an electric attachment as an additional device. The experience of the companies will allow to bring electric consoles to the Russian market taking into account the requirements of the Russian legislation, to make more modern and universal strollers available for government purchases and thereby improve the quality of life of wheelchair users.

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