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Ukrainian woman wins a silver medal at the International Invention Innovation Competition

Alisa Serheeva from Mariupol became a laureate of the fifth International Invention Innovation Competition (iCAN) in Canada.

As reported on the website of the Mariupol City Council, the girl presented a project to develop a new ecological packaging material made of chestnut.


The iCAN competition took place online and brought together participants from 60 countries. Serheeva represented Mariupol and Ukraine being part of the team of the Minor Academy of Sciences.

“Alisa Serheeva, a graduate of the Technical Lyceum of Mariupol, received a silver medal at the iCAN International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada. She presented a project to develop a new ecological packaging material made of chestnut,” as it is said in the statement.

According to Svetlana Shevchenko, a biology teacher at the Technical Lyceum of Mariupol, Serheeva began working on the project in 2018.

“The goal of our research is to create an environmentally friendly material from renewable plant resources as an alternative to traditional materials that pollute the environment,” the teacher explained.

The iCAN provides inventors from all over the world with the opportunity to introduce their best ideas internationally. The event includes an exhibition of inventions, a seminar, and an awards ceremony.

The competition is organized by the Toronto International Society for Innovation and Advanced Skills (TISIAS).

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