The eighth annual Suvorov Prize award ceremony was held at the Congress Centre of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Moscow. The prize is given to support and encourage Swiss-Russian innovation projects that promote bilateral technological exchange between the two countries. As usual, Mikhail Lifshits, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ROTEC JSC, was a member of the jury, and presented the awards to the winners.
This year, the Melfon Surdo Surround project to improve the quality of hearing aids, which operates at the interface of IT and medicine, was announced as the best. This is a hardware and software complex for assessing individual compatibility of patients and hearing aids amd also for personalizing the setting of such devices' software. The NanoLab (the virtual laboratory and molecular designer for schoolchildren) and SEFL (the automated system for detecting the damage points in power transmission lines) projects also reached the final.
The awards ceremony was attended by representatives of science and business, as well as government and public figures from Russia and Switzerland: Yves Rossier, Ambassador of Switzerland to Russia, Ivan Bortnik, Member of FASIE Supervisory Board, Nelly Orlova, founder of InnMind, Aleksandr Tkachyov, Director of the Innovative Technologies and Engineering Centre, Nils Gebhardt, Managing director of Park Innovare and Beatrice Lombard-Martin, President and founder of the Swiss-Russian Forum.