RSU participated in the 2019 iNOVUSS Festival
From 30 August to 1 September 2019, the innovation festival iNOVUSS took place on Lucavsala Island in Riga. Rīga Stradiņš University participated for the first time together with six Latvian institutions of higher education.
Aleksejs Korņevs, RSU Project Manager for Science and Innovation, moderating a discussion on the infrastructure available at universities to develop students’ entrepreneurial skills. Internist, doctoral student, and lecturer at RSU, Kārlis Rācenis, talking about the possible uses of bacteriophages in military medicine. Anastasija Protasova, 11th grade student from Riga Secondary School No. 41, sharing her experience of how institutions of higher education interact with secondary schools. RSU Associate Professor Ivars Vanadziņš debating how to promote collaboration between students and scientists. Everyone could find something interesting at the iNOVUSS festival. The RSU student incubator, which is currently being created, is presented by Kristaps Zaļais. Justīne Vīķe, Head of RSU Technology Transfer Office, during the debate “Science-Intensive Idea - What Does It Mean and How to Develop It?” RSU Vice-Rector for Research Agrita Kiopa moderates the closing discussion of the second day of the festival. “Do You Have the Guts to Study at RSU?” A virtual reality game created by the university helps answer this question. RSU was represented at some of the festival’s workshops by OnPlate, a company established by graduates of the Nutrition Science study programme. The company teaches about healthy diet in an innovative way. Sugar Detective in action. Sugar Detective was created by OnPlate, a company established by graduates of the RSU Nutrition Science study programme.