First element

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About the contest

to build an active community of enthusiastic scientists and developers who will launch new start-ups and ensure the competitiveness of the Russian Federation in this field on the international market in the mid- and long-term perspective

First element
Air
TECHNOLOGICAL BARRIER
to overcome the specific mass power value (W*h/kg) of the unit, which is 700 W*h/kg.
Task:
to develop a power unit based on fuel cells with capacity of 1.3 kW on the multicopter platform provided by the organizers of the competition, which should be able to stay in the air for at least 3 hours.
First element
Air
TECHNOLOGICAL BARRIER
up to USD
:
to overcome the specific mass power value (W*h/kg) of the unit, which is 700 W*h/kg.
Task:
to develop a power unit based on fuel cells with capacity of 1.3 kW on the multicopter platform provided by the organizers of the competition, which should be able to stay in the air for at least 3 hours.
Requirements for equipment of the competition participants
The total mass of the power plant with fuel supply system and fuel tank, batteries
<7 kg
Average power
1.3 kW
Max power
2 kW
The duration of operation at maximum power
5 segments each for 1 minute
Output characteristics
direct current, voltage 36 V with a maximum deviation of 10%, variable load 0-2kW
Fuel
Hydrogen
Oxidizer
Natural air
Use of cryogenic reservoirs with hydrogen
not allowed
Criteria for victory
Create a power unit based on fuel cells with a capacity of 1.3 kW
Place the power plant on the multicopter platform provided by the organizersPlace the power unit on the multicopter platform provided by the organizers
Hold out in the air longer than all, but not less than 3 hoursHold out in the air longer than all of the other participants but not less than 3 hours
First element
Earth
TECHNOLOGICAL BARRIER
to overcome the specific volumetric power value (W*h/l) of the unit, which is 500 W*h/l.
Task:
to develop a power unit with a capacity of 30 kW in the volume of 150 l on a car platform provided by the organizers of the competition, then take part in the race on the go-kart track.
First element
Earth
TECHNOLOGICAL BARRIER
up to USD
:
to overcome the specific volumetric power value (W*h/l) of the unit, which is 500 W*h/l.
Task:
to develop a power unit with a capacity of 30 kW in the volume of 150 l on a car platform provided by the organizers of the competition, then take part in the race on the go-kart track.
Requirements for equipment of the competition participants
Integral capacity of the power plant incl. fuel supply system
≤ 50 l
Average power
15 kW
Max power
not less than 30 kW
The duration of operation at maximum power
10 segments of 2 minutes each
Hydrogen source
High-pressure cylinder with the capacity of 50 liters, equipped with 3.00 kg of hydrogen at 750 atm.
Output characteristics
Direct current, voltage 150 - 320 V with a maximum deviation of 5%, variable load (0–30 kW)
Specific energy density of the power plant
500 W * h / l
Criteria for victory
Create a power unit based on fuel cells with a capacity of 1.3 kW
Place the power unit on the car platform provided by the organizers
Stay on the track longer than anyone else and not less than 3 hours

Russian and foreign legal entities are invited to participate: engineering teams, innovative companies, universities, scientific organizations.

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Participants of the Up Great technology contests are provided with additional services to accelerate their projects and improve their professional skills in the field of investments for business development, as well as for the launching of projects at international markets. Participants also have the opportunity to obtain technological expertise from the leaders of the relevant industry.

Develop technical documentation of the competition and all necessary regulations;
Provides the expertise of participants.
Dobrovolsky Yuri
Dobrovolsky Yuri
The Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Head of Laboratory of Solid State Ionics, professor, doctor of chemical sciences
Winner of the contests "First element. Air" and "First element. Earth"
Levchenko Alexey
Levchenko Alexey
Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Acting head of the Department of Functional Inorganic Materials, Senior Researcher, Candidate of Chemical Sciences
Novikov Dmitry
Novikov Dmitry
INERERGY Ltd. The head of the group of primary current sources and accumulators, Candidate of Chemical Sciences
Agarkov Dmitry
Agarkov Dmitry
Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Junior Researcher, Candidate of Physico-mathematical Sciences
Belenov Sergey
Belenov Sergey
Southern Federal University, Department of Electrochemistry, Senior Researcher, Candidate of Chemical Sciences
Kiselev Ilya
Kiselev Ilya
Skolkovo Foundation, Senior Project Manager, Candidate of Engineering Sciences
Determines the compliance of participants' applications with the established requirements
Approves the test results of the participants;
Determines the winners and prize-winners;
Considers appeals and takes a decision on them.
The jury of each contest is approved by the Interdepartmental Working Group on the Development and Implementation of the National Technology Initiative under the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Modernization of the Economy and Innovative Development of Russia.

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FAQ

What is the prize fund of the contests?

The size of the prize fund of one contest is from 50 to 200 million roubles. It is formed for each contest separately, depending on the complexity of the competition task and timeframe that the participants (supposedly) should spend on development. The prize fund is set forth in the Competition Regulation and announced on the day of contest official start.
The prize fund of a satellite contest is from 2 to 10 million roubles.
The award provided for by the tender assignment and paid out from the federal budget may only be paid to Russian entities and individuals – tax residents of the Russian Federation. Awards to entities and individuals who are not tax residents of the Russian Federation may be paid at the expense of contest partners' (sponsors') funds.

What will happen if the participant could not complete the development during the competition?
The participants who failed to complete their developments during the contest will be invited to the final in the capacity of spectator.