Voronezh developments were included in the "100 Best Inventions of 2018" registry. The list was published by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property "Rospatent" on Tuesday, July 2. The region was represented by JSC “Concern “Sozvezdie” and the Voronezh State University of Engineering Technologies (VSUET).

JSC “Concern “Sozvezdie” developed “a method of creating solid regularly spaced monocrystalline whiskers". The invention relates to the field of micro- and nanoelectronics and can be used to create monocrystalline whiskers from metals and their compounds or semiconductors and their compounds.

The invention of VSUET relates to the technique of wet-heat treatment of materials, particularly to methods of automatic control of wet-heat treatment of dispersed materials. The invention can be applied in food, chemical and related industries. The technical result is to increase the accuracy and reliability of the management of wet-heat treatment.

The "100 Best Inventions of the Tear" rating has been created since 2007. During the year, experts from branch departments of the Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIIS) find potential inventions from the “Perspective Inventions” database (the “long list” of the rating) marking them with the highest score. Then a special commission approves the list of the best inventions and recommends it for public disclosure.