International Science and Technological Fair MOSTRATEC
It is an international event that has been gathering young scientists from all over the world in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil annually since 1977. At the fair, students present their research projects in a variety of fields: from biology to engineering, from medicine to IT. The winners receive medals and special prizes.
For students and parents
Registration for the contest and adaptation of the project
Participation in the competition
What is MOSTRATEC?
It is an international science and technological fair that has been gathering young scientists from all over the world in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil annually since 1977. At the fair, students present their research projects in a variety of fields: from biology to engineering, from medicine to IT. The winners receive medals, special prizes (for example, publications in international scientific journals), and, of course, an episode in the evening news 😊
Do you know how to create a new social network that will compete with Telegram? Do you have an eco-startup plan in mind that will save the planet from plastics? Do you know how to invent a nano biogenic gadget that will change the world of medicine? If you want to present your idea in Brazil and join the world scientific community, MOSTRATEC is definitely for you!
Why do I need this competition?
At the competition, you will present your scientific or technological project to professors and like-minded people from 35 countries. You will be able to learn from world scientists. You will find new friends, colleagues, and even investors, as there are more than 700 participants in the competition. On the presentation day, you will become a real superstar because a huge audience will listen to you, and there will be interviews and photos!
You can also get a medal and special prizes. Regardless of the results, you will join the international scientific community and have advice on how to improve your research as well as a review of your work by the jury.
At the award ceremony, you will feel like an Olympic athlete raising the flag of your country on stage. MOSTRATEC is waiting for you!
How to participate?
To take part in the fair, first of all you have to get a special prize from JASU, which is a special recommendation to participate in MOSTRATEC.
To get this recommendation, you have to take part in the All-Ukrainian contest-presentation of scientific research projects. Your project should be related to one of these topics:
electronic engineering or engineering,
animal and plant study,
molecular biology and microbiology,
biochemistry and chemistry,
In short, you can dedicate your research to anything from a harvest drone to a new cyber-defence program.
If you reach stage III with your project and impress the jury, you will get a special prize – JAS will recommend you to participate in MOSTRATEC!
Also, it’s important to speak English well! So, if you can watch Netflix shows in English, and your project is so cool that you want to show it to the world, MOSTRATEC is for you!
I’ve got the recommendation. What’s next?
Next, you will prepare for the fair in Brazil together with your research adviser.
First of all, you have to fill in the form with general information about yourself. Then you will fill in a special form, in which you’ll describe your project. Moreover, you should prepare an Abstract for Judgment (250-500 words) and a Research Plan.
During the fair in Brazil, you will also need the Project Data Book (a book where you should have written everything about the project for a whole year while the research was in progress), a Research Paper (2 copies), a poster, and a prototype.
Importantly, don’t forget to prepare a poster and a prototype of your work. The poster has to briefly tell about the content and meaning of your research project. You will use it at the final stage of the competition in Brazil to defend your research in front of the jury and share your ideas and findings. The JASU International Relations Department will help you organise the trip, and the Ukrainian government represented by the NC “JASU” will cover your expenses.
How will the JAS help?
JASU pays for tickets, hotels, registration fees, and meals. It will also help to prepare the poster, proofread the project in English, check documents according to the competition requirements, and fill in the registration form for participation in the competition.
Is it even possible to win?
At the beginning of 2019, Ukrainians won two medals and a special award from the world community “Free Science”. Olha Kharasakhal won the gold medal – she investigates cancer and has developed a method of early detection of metastases. Dmytro Solomianiuk won the bronze medal – he has suggested a way to combat plastic waste and landfills.
In 2020, the third place at MOSTRATEC was taken by Iryna Bobkova who developed an Android application for photographers.
Are you excited to share your idea with the whole world? Look for a research advisor and get started!
How can I follow the news about the fair?
If you have any questions, send them directly to the national coordinator of Mostratec in Ukraine
Yevhen Kudriavets, the Deputy Director for Strategic Projects Management and International Relations.
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook – you will find information about the start of the All-Ukrainian contest-presentation of scientific research projects there.
You will receive all the final instructions for the contest from the JASU Department of International Relations, so keep in touch with them!