TOMSK, April 02. /ITAR-TASS/. A U-NOVUS youth forum opens here on Wednesday, with over 800 young scientists from all over the land participating. An agreemrnt is expected to be signed here between the Tonk Region administration and foremost Federal institutions of development, such as Skolkovo, the Russian Venture Company, and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.
On the last day of the fotum, April 4, a Night of Science will be held, with the leading laboratories and scientific centers being open for Tomsk residents and guests.
A competition and an exhibition of development efforts of young scienists from 60 regions of Russia will be the central events of the U-NOVUS forum. They are to present more than 130 projects. Other events of the forum include a strategic conference on the project "INO Tomsk-2020"; a panel discussion dedicated to the 20th jubilee of the Foundation for promoting the development of small-scale enterprises in the fields of science and technology; the opening of a Siberian center at Tomsk Polytechnical University for vibration-based diagnostics and balancing adjustment, master classes, discussions, and creative laboratories.
The forum will be attended by Igor Slyunyayev, RF Minister for Regional Development, Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Education and Science, and Andrei Fursenko, Assistant to the Russian President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Science Foundation.
The U-NOVUS youth forum fits into a cycle launched by the INNOVUS innovation forum whic has been held in Tomsk over the past 15 years and which is the oldest scientific and educational center of Siberia. Tomsk boasts six state universities, two of which are among Russia'sTop 15 institutions of higher learning. Every sixth resident of the city is a student.
The forum of young scientists U-NOVUS is held here from April 2 to 4, with Itar-Tass being the general informational partner of the event.