KAZENERGY Association and Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. announced a new StudentDigitalFest contest among the students of Kazakhstani universities

StudentDigitalFest is a new competition of the KAZENERGY Association (Organizer), which is implemented with financial support from Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V.
The purpose of the competition is to support innovation projects of the youth for development of technological solutions in the field of digitalization for the oil and gas industry.
The competition is open to bachelor and master students of technical specialties of higher educational institutions of Kazakhstan.
Application deadline is November 3, 2019 inclusive.
We invite everyone to take part in the new KAZENERGY contest!
Three winning teams will be able to take a paid internship/traineeship at Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. lasting from 2 to 6 months in 2020.
Details are on the website – educational program – contests
To register, please follow the link


The Bolashak Association, within the framework of the state grant of the non-profit joint-stock company “Center for Supporting Civil Initiatives”, with the support of the Ministry of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, organizes the Innovation Ideas Competition “Jastar Otanǵa!”.

 The purpose of the Competition: to promote a development of business activity and employment of the population, a development of business thinking of youth, as well as the creation of conditions for self-realization of youth.

 Competition Objectives:
• development of mechanisms for involving young people in public life;
• development of entrepreneurship among young people and creation of an ecosystem of startups;
• creation of conditions for self-realization of youth and organization of conditions for networking.

 The Project is open to young people from all over Kazakhstan at the age of 18 to 29 years.

 Acceptance of applications for participation in the competition will last until September 20, selection of applications from September 23 to 26, the names of finalists will be published on the website on September 27.

 The final of the Project will be held in Almaty from October 23 to 24, 2019.
To participate you need to get acquainted with Regulation on the Innovation Ideas Competition.pdf, and to fill out an online application until September 20.

 Link to the online application

 Additional information on the website

The allocation of educational grants in the framework of «KAZENERGY» educational program

     The Kazakhstan Association of Oil and Gas and Energy Complex Organizations «KAZENERGY» with the aim of supporting talented young people in getting education and engaging them in the implementation of breakthrough innovative projects, conducts a competitive selection to provide educational grants to students of higher educational institutions and colleges at the expense of subsoil users.

     Preference is given to persons studying (entered) in technical specialties.

     Applications for participation in the competitive selection are accepted from July 10 to August 25, 2019 by filling out an electronic questionnaire on the website

     More information is on the website (Activity – Educational program – Training at the expense of subsoil users) or by phone number. 8 (7172) 79-49-75


International Competition «ClimateLaunchpad»   

  The « Science Fund » JSC ( further Science Foundation) together with the NU Green Campus and the Innovation Cluster of the The autonomous organization of education «Nazarbayev University»  «Astana Business Campus» offer Kazakhstan scientists and entrepreneurs to take part in the international competition ClimateLaunchpad 2019. The competition is organized by Climate-KIC, which is the main initiative of the European Union in the field of climate and innovation. 50 countries will participate in the Climate Launchpad in 2019.     

  ClimateLaunchpad is the largest international competition of business ideas in the field of «green» technologies, which aims to reduce the negative impact on the environment and climate through the introduction of projects in the field of renewable energy, sustainable food production and environmental protection technologies. The goal of the competition is to find bright, promising ideas and help them develop into a sustainable business project.The competition is open to researchers, students, undergraduates, doctoral students, representatives of SMEs, individual entrepreneurs and other people who have ideas and projects aimed at improving and preserving the environment, regardless of industry sector. 

  2 winning teams of the National Finals will present Kazakhstan at the International Finals, which will be held in November 2019.            

  Applications are accepted from April 15 to May 31, 2019 (inclusive).      You can fill out the form and submit an application by clicking on the link: The application is filled in English.       

  For questions contact tel. 7 7172 76 85 54 or write to the email address:

  1. What gives you participation in ClimateLaunchpad? (Application 1.docx

  2. Conditions for submitting applications for participation in the ClimateLaunchpad competition (Application 2.docx)

Results of the regional selection round of the National Competition of Youth Business Projects «Menin Armanym!» 

      In Almaty, from 10 to 12 May 2019, the regional selection round of the National Competition of Youth Business Projects «Menin Armanym!» was held.

      The main goal of the Contest is to attract the most active and gifted young people aged 16-29 years, support socially important business initiatives of young entrepreneurs aimed at improving the quality of life standards, as well as transfer of advanced knowledge and technology.

      KazNU named after al-Farabi, together with KazNPU named after Abay and AlmaU were identified as coordinators of the 4 season qualifying round in Almaty region.

      Students of KazNU actively participated in the demonstration of their business ideas, and following the results of the first day of Startup Weekend from all 17 projects selected by mentors for the pitch presentation, 7 projects were presented by students of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

       According to the results of the selection round to the quarter-finals from the university, three projects were selected: «Smart Switch Gaz», «F32.0» – computer processing of psychological tests for diagnosing depressive state and «Nanocomposite anti-aging biomasks for the face».

      In the quarter finals of the Competition, which is scheduled to be held in the summer in Shymkent, socially significant student projects from across the country will gather, and the winners of this stage will take part in a televised battle of business ideas in the format of a reality show in Nur-Sultan.


Become a member of the National Competition of youth business projects «Menin Armanym!»

The main goal of the “Menin Armanym” Competition (further Competition) is to attract the most active and gifted young people aged 16-29 years, support socially important business initiatives of young entrepreneurs aimed at improving the quality of life standards, as well as transfer of advanced knowledge and technologies.

The number of projects provided by participants is not limited.

The television project includes several stages, at one of which the participant can enter the project by sending an application for participation online through the site to May 8, 2019 inclusive. To do this, you must fill out an application, prepare a project passport, tell about project implementation activities and provide the project itself.

Next, the participant must come to the qualifying stage which will be held offline in the format of regional Startup Weekend on May 10-12 of this year.

Startup Weekend will be 3 days and will include:

- discovery, presentation of the project

- motivational meeting with mentors

- training where ideas come from

- Canvas business model

- pitch presentation

- selection of projects for the quarter-finals.

Thanks to the television competition, talented young people will be revealed who can analyze, think logically and apply basic competence (functional literacy).


Citi Foundation together with Business Incubator MOST and Youth Business International in the current year are implementing the project «Jastar Business».

«Jastar Business» is a program for developing a startup ecosystem of Kazakhstan and youth entrepreneurship through training, mentoring and providing great opportunities for opening your own business in the cities of Astana and Almaty. The objectives of the program are the creation of a developed entrepreneurial ecosystem, the holding of a series of Startup Weekend contests, a pre-acceleration program and an acceleration program for young entrepreneurs during the year.

Official site of the project: As part of this project, the Business Incubator MOST has planned a webinar on the theme «Opening a business incubator: how it works and what it eats», which will be held on April 24 from 5 to 6 pm.

To join the webinar you need to follow the link: You must first download the ZOOM application (it is free) in the Play Market and the App Store.

As part of the webinar, questions will be addressed: how to open a business incubator, how to create a local start-up community, how to select projects for incubation, what kind of pitfalls exist, etc.

We invite you to take part and ask questions that interest you. You can contact by phone: 8 701 527 19 88.


«Zhas Project» 

 Within the framework of the Year of Youth from March 15 to April 15, 2019, the "Zhas Project" starts in Almaty. This is a youth corps development project supported by the World Bank and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The project “Development of the Youth Corps” is aimed at stimulating the involvement of young people, especially vulnerable groups, in the life of the community, the development of vital skills through the implementation of a program of training community service for the benefit of the community.

Within the framework of the project, young people can apply on the website in a grant competition and receive up to 1 million tenge. More information by phone: Call center 8 800 080 15 20, WhatsApp +7 700 080 15 20.

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On February 18, 2019, the regular intellectual team competition “Student Energy Challenge” was launched among students of technical universities of Kazakhstan

The competition was organized by the Association «KAZENERGY» and the company «Shell Kazakhstan".

The aim of the competition is to support the development of potential innovative solutions for energy problems among students of Kazakhstan.

The competition is aimed at the development of professional and personal potential of Kazakhstan students, the encouragement of understanding of the importance of energy and related tasks, the support the development of engineering thinking and creativity, the transfer of best practices and technical skills in the field of industry to Kazakh students, and the gaining experience to accumulation and capitalization of competencies by students in areas of their future participation in large grant projects and further motivation for scientific and entrepreneurial activities.

The final of the competition, where projects will be defended by student teams that reached the semifinal, will be held on September 26-27, 2019 at the site of the XI KAZENERGY Youth Forum as part of the XII KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum «Kazakhstan Energy Week».

Those who wish to participate in the competition must form a team and register it before March 31, 2019 by filling out the registration form at

→ Home Page → Register Now → Fill in personal data → mark “Yes” for the question “Are you a participant of the KAZENERGY Youth Forum?” → mark “Yes” for the question “Are you the captain of the STUDENT ENERGY CHALLENGE INTELLIGENT TEAM COMPETITION?” → Next → Fill in the registration form of the team – participant of the competition «Student Energy Challenge».



If you are aged between 21 and 40 and think you can explain a scientific concept in English in just three minutes, then why not enter? You could become the new face of science, represent Kazakhstan at the FameLab International final in the UK, and open doors to global opportunities in science communication!                                          

Fill in the online application, including a link to your video entry, by 11 January 2019. FameLab Kazakhstan is organised in partnership with JSC ‘Science Fund’ and with the generous support of Chevron Kazakhstan. The FameLab International Final is co-produced by Cheltenham Science Festivals and the British Council.


Find out more about FameLab on the website of the British Council

Please write all your questions to


JSC "Science Foundation" will held workshop on the explanation of the norms of the Law "On the commercialization of scientific and (or) scientific and technical activities results (SSTAR)" on June 22, 2018 at the al-Farabi KazNU. 

Scientists and faculty teaching staff of al-Farabi KazNU, as well as representatives of other universities, research institutes and entrepreneurs of the city of Almaty will attend the workshop.

All those who are interested in receiving a grant for the commercialization of SSTАR

Location: al-Farabi KazNU, Conference Hall of the Scientific Library "al-Farabi" (409)

Date: June 22, 2018, from 10 am to 1 pm.

For additional questions, please call: 221-11-63, 211-13-99.


The III International Technology Festival from Almaty Tech Garden - TG Fair'17 will be in Almaty on September 23, 2017

Tech Garden Fair is one of the largest international open air festivals in Central Asia dedicated to technologies and innovations.

During the event it is planned to hold technological competitions and master classes:

Hackaton Tech Garden Cup aimed at solving the real problems of market leaders. For the winners of the contest there are special prizes for solving technological problems. 

Startup Day competition: presentation of a start-up with a prize fund of 4 million tenge and incentive prizes. The winners of the competitions will have the opportunity to pass the acceleration of Almaty Tech Garden.  

Master classes of leading international and domestic experts.

Themes: ICO, Window to Silicon Valley, Experience of the High-Tech Park (Belarus), Whom the investor wants, etc.


More than 30 startups will present their innovative developments and technologies. This is an opportunity to get acquainted with the authors of projects and new ideas, to test the development.

 Date: September 23, 2017

Time: 11:00 - 18:00

Address: Almaty, Ibragimova str. 9 (Technopark Alatau)

Participants will be provided with comfortable shuttles to the venue of the event.

On the territory there will be a food court.

For registration it is necessary to follow the link to:

For more information, please contact: 

Aizhan Aliakbarova

Manager / Strategic Initiatives

Autonomous Cluster Fund «Innovative Technologies Park»

Almaty Tech Garden  

+7 701 530 8710


The educational center of the branch of the RPE "National Institute of Intellectual Property" of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NIIS branch) is planning to hold a training seminar on "Industrial property: concept, protection, transfer of rights" in Almaty on September 21, 2017. For participation it is necessary to fill in applications   form: zayavka_2017ru.docx

The program of the seminar: рус-каз прог семинар на базе 21.09.2017.docx  

For more information, please contact: 

Branch of RPE «NIIS»,

Specialist of the training center

Nazygul Iskakova

Тел. 8 (727) 397-75-23 (вн.221)