Idea Сompetition "Idea Generator:
railway sector»
«Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System» together with «Kazakhstan Temir Zholy» announces a competition of ideas for solving engineering problems for the railway industry.
The best ideas will receive the following prizes:
I place 300 000 KZT
II place 200 000 KZT
ІII place 100 000 KZT
The winners will also have a unique opportunity to present their idea to large companies at the international conference-exhibition on the digitalization of railways, which will be held on May 23, 2019 in Nur-Sultan.
Become a participant in the competition and propose your idea of solving one of 3 tasks:
1. How to track the brake shoes in the station?
2. How to evaluate the driver's vigilance in the locomotive cab?
3. How to identify obstacles in the "blind" areas for the locomotive driver?
Link to download a file with a detailed description of the tasks:
Hurry up to submit an application by May 6, 2019, inclusive by the link:
The terms of participation:
All interested persons under the age of 35 can take part in the competition.

Criteria for evaluating your ideas:
• Solution efficiency
• Realizability
• Cost
• Implementation period
How will the competition be held:
April 18, 2019 - introductory meetup-session, where we will reveal in detail the tasks of the competition. In addition, you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the experts of the railway industry and get feedback on your ideas.

Place and time: Nur-Sultan, Kabanbai batyr 53,
Nazarbayev University, 9.321А, 18.30

Register for a meetup session:
You can also connect to the online meetup session on Astana Business Campus page at

May 6, 2019 - deadline for applications and invitation to selection

May 14, 2019 - selection: presentation of proposed solutions for 4 min.

In case of impossibility of physical presence at the selection, non-resident applicants will be given the opportunity to send a video presentation of their decision.

May 23, 2019 - the official awarding of winners.
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