The Competition of Young Inventors and Researchers “Leonardo da Vinci”, which is aimed to arouse interest towards innovations and technology among pupils and develop their creative thinking and practical skills, this year has taken place remotely. The commission which was headed by Mr.Vasil Giorgadze, Head of Mechanics Section, Department of Inventions and New Varieties of Plants and Breeds of Animals, Sakpatenti, ranked the invention project “Queue Control System” as the winner.
Pupils – Gigi Gugunava, Nia Norakidze and Dimitri Gulua took the first place and were awarded 5000 GEL. The authors of the winning project are pupils of St. Aleksi Shushania Orthodox School-Gymnasium, Cervantes School-Lyceum “AIA-GESS” and Public School of Akhali Abastumani, Zugdidi Municipality. The teams comprised of the 7th-12th-grade pupils of public and private schools of Georgia took the second and the third places and were awarded 3000 and 2000 GEL, respectively.
The second place was taken by the project “Automated Hydrogen Generator for Prospective Fuel Element” by Rostom Nioradze, Nikoloz Tavdishvili and Zura Kopadze. Pupils Gela Kukhianidze, Niniko Sharia and Gega Shavdatuashvili with their project “Remote Diagnostic”s took the third place.
The annual competition “Leonardo da Vinci” was held for the tenth time this year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all the three stages were conducted remotely and the participants delivered presentations using remote communication platforms.
Sakpatenti is a constant supporter of the Competition “Leonardo da Vinci”, organized by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation within the project “CAPTAIN: Science is the Captain”. Promotion of innovative and inventive activities in the country is one of the priority directions of the National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti.