UMNIK competition

Skoltech has become a platform for UMNIK program of Russian Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE). The first selection will be held in Fall 2015.

UMNIK is the pre-seed funding program aimed to support young individual scientists by providing 400 000 rubles as a grant (nonrefundable and nontaxable). Recipients will be selected via a two-staged competition.

You should certainly take your chance and apply!

You can become a participant if you:​​

  • ​Have innovative idea/project in one of the following fields:

o   IT

o   Medicine

o   Biotech

o   Advanced materials

o   Hardware systems

  • Are at age of 18-28
  • Are a citizen of RF
  • Have not won UMNIK grant before

Proposal submission opens on July 13 and will last until October 25.

You can find detailed information online at or contact directly UMNIK team at Skoltech  for any questions.