IChem Prize

Competition for the Best Interdisciplinary School Project

The competition aims to facilitate the intellectual growth of school students, as well as provide assistance in their career paths and further education

About the competition
The competition calls for interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of chemistry and chemical technology with other sciences: biology; biotechnology; computer science and robotics; and industrial design.

The competition is held by ITMO University's Joint Scientific Center of AI-Inspired Smart and Functional Materials and Info-chemistry Scientific Center and Regional Center "Academy of Talents".

Regulations (in Russian).

Winners will receive:
  • certificates and souvenirs;
  • monetary prizes;
  • invitations to participate in the finals of ITMO.STARS;
  • internships at ITMO's Infochemistry Scientific Center.
1st place - 150,000 rubles
2nd place - 100,000 rubles
3rd place - 50,000 rubles
Internship at ITMO's Infochemistry Scientific Center
Winners will advance to the finals of ITMO.STARS
Requirements for contestants
School students of grades 10-11 from Russia and the CIS, as well as 16-to-19-year-old school students from around the world, are welcome to participate
To take part in the online round, submit to ichem-prize@itmo.ru the following materials:
  • abstract and presentation of your interdisciplinary project;
  • motivation letter;
  • CV;
  • consent to processing of personal data (see form 1 or 2).
Detailed application requirements and information about the competition procedure can be found here.

The application deadline is January 20, 2023.
The application deadline is March 1, 2023.
For the qualifying round the participants are free to submit completed projects as well as those still in development
Project ready?
Great! Prepare the necessary materials and submit your application. If you find yourself among the finalists, start getting ready for a public defense of your project.
Not yet?
The project is not ready, but you have an idea, a theory, and an action plan? Then submit your application anyway. You will be able to complete your project at the Infochemistry Scientific Center. The project must be finished before March 23, 2022.
Competition timeline
Till March 1
Call for applications via website and email. The online qualifying round.
March 6
Finalists are announced.
April 6-7
The final on-site round in the format of project defense, followed by closing ceremony.
Press release
On March 18, 2021, the final of the first Competition for the Best School Interdisciplinary project - ICHEM PRIZE was held.

The competition was organized by ITMO University's Joint Scientific Center of AI-Inspired Smart and Functional Materials and Info-chemistry Scientific Center.

Read post on ITMO.NEWS.
ICHEM PRIZE Finals Summary
Register for the competition
Send the application materials via email
In the subject of the letter, specify your full name. Do not forget to attach the application materials.
Have a question?
Ekaterina Skorb
+7 999 210 3977 skorb@itmo.ru
Head of ITMO University's Infochemistry Scientific Center

Iuliia Nasonova
+7 981 955 0382 nasonova@itmo.ru

Anna Baldina
+7 921 596 1037 aastekolshchikova@itmo.ru
Curator of educational programs at the Infochemistry Scientific Center

St. Petersburg, Lomonosova St. 9
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