Mykhailo Khimchenko, a third-year student of Odessa National Polytechnic University received funds in the amount of 19 thousand USD from CIG R&D LAB 2017-2018, the scholarship program and Chernovetskyi Investment Group for development and mass production of an uninterruptible power supply. AIN.UA reports.
The development is solving the problem of voltage drop and noisy power and is developed for the protection of gas boilers.
Khimchenko has been working on the voltage stabilizer for nine months jointly with his father Yuriy and Ihor Blinov, supervisor and tutor from the University.
The number of gas boilers used among Ukrainians is 7.5 million, according to the developers.
They claim that the price for uninterruptible power supplies manufactured abroad is high for Ukrainians. The developers will offer the device for 150 USD in the Ukrainian market.
They say the device does not concede to high priced European analogs by its technical characteristics.
Reportedly, CIG R&D LAB is an educational scholarship program aimed to help the participants in developing innovative developments. A pilot project program was held in the 2017-18 educational year. A new program is already set for the next year.