Today, on the 28th of June, a ceremonial meeting devoted to Inventor and Rationalisation Day was held in the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Tatarstan. In the framework of this event the results of the Republican Inventive Activity Contest were summed up. After warm welcoming speeches of the Deputy Minister of Economics of the RT, Mr. Artyom Zdunov, and the President of the Academy of Science of the RT, Mr. Akhmet Mazgarov, the Chairman of the Inventors and Rationalisers Society, Mr. Lenar Gaysin, presented a paper on the results of activity carried out by Inventors and Rationalisers Society Council in 2012. Thereafter an awarding ceremony was conducted for the best enterprises and organisation, rewarded for their inventive, rationalisation and patent-and-licensing work according to the results of the year 2012. Mr. Artyom Zdunov awarded Certificates of Honour to staff of the following companies: Nizhnekamskaya TEC (Heat Electropower Station), LLC; Kazanorgsintez, OJSC; Kazan Helicopters, JSC; Tatneft named after Shashin, JSC; Tatburneft, LLC; TMS Group, LLC; Tatneft-RemServis, LLC. During the second part of the ceremony awards were presented in the nomination “For significant contribution to invention and rationalisation according to the result of the year 2012”. Kazan Federal University was awarded a Third Class Diploma (the third place). The Head of the Scientific Research Activity Directorate, Ms. Nataliya Zhuravlyova, came out to get the diploma and congratulations. “This reward is a powerful stimulus for inventive and rationalisation activity development in KFU,” noted Ms. Zhuravlyova. “We have acquired colossal opportunities in connection with INECA affiliation with our university and Engineering Institute organising. We must develop these opportunities to the maximum in order to achieve higher results by the end of 2013”. Mr. Ildar Nazmiyev, the Head of Patent and Licensing Department of KFU, shared his ideas: “KFU is actively working in the field of invention and patent-and-licensing. Our University has been awarded since 2010, when we won the third place; then in 2011 we took the second place. Taking into consideration that the process of several higher education institutions affiliation with our University was over in that year and the quantity of students and employees increased by several times, I think that inventive and rationalisation activity will significantly and strongly intensify. In this connection the top authorities are planning to brisk up this work by means of certain increase in the staff strength. Moreover, students and post-graduate students are planned to be trained in inventive and patent practice”.