The Congress of Young Scientists was held on 8-10 December 2021 at the Sirius Educational Centre in Sochi. The event was one of the key events of the Year of Science and Technology initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2021.
The Congress of Young Scientists was organised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Coordination Council for Youth in Science and Education of the Presidential Council for Science and Education, and the Roscongress Foundation.
The Congress of Young Scientists brought together representatives of leading scientific schools from different regions of Russia, scientific and educational organisations, authorities, industrial partners, outstanding leaders of national science, as well as young scientists, winners of competitions and grants.
The congress focused particularly on new medicine, space exploration, security challenges and threats, and new production materials and technologies. The topics covered included ‘Connecting Territories and Space Development’, ‘Climate and Ecology’, ‘Genetics and Quality of Life’, ‘The Energy of the Future’, ‘Artificial Intelligence’, ‘Humans, Nature, Society and Technology’, among others.
The BAIKALSEA Company, as a partner of the Congress of Young Scientists, provided participants with their Baikal Pearl natural water, which became the official water of the event.
The BAIKALSEA Company is a Russian producer of Baikal water in the premium segment. The company's flagship brand is the Baikal deep water ‘BAIKAL430’. The company produces brands of water from artesian sources: ‘Baikal Pearl’ natural water (BAIKAL PEARL), medicinal mineral water (BAIKAL RESERVE), as well as the Irkutsk region brand ‘Irkutsk Mineral Water’.