Young Kazakhs Among Nation’s Most Creative Inventors

Kazakhstan patents about 8,000 inventions each year from creators of all ages, according to the National Institute of Intellectual Property of Kazakhstan. And some of those inventions come from young people. The Shapagat National Invention Contest even includes a “Best School-Aged Boy Inventor” category. 

Among those emerging creators is young Pavlodar resident Nazifa Baktybaeva who has invented a complex research model to study Venus. She has made calculations about the weight of the construction and found the proper materials to ensure the protection of the research complex in Venus’ atmosphere. Information that can be attained with the help of this invention will be of great scientific importance to the space industry. The young scientist was invited to visit NASA and has been granted a scholarship to study in the U.S.

Closer to home, Duisen Murzagaliyev of Atyrau has invented a mechanism to detect oil deposits. His idea makes the drilling process easier.

A pneumatic catapult, which is now successfully operating in airplane laboratories around the country, was built in 2013. The unit was invented by Kirill Ivanov from Ust-Kamenogorsk, who was only 16 years old at the time. This device is used to test new wing types and forms, as well as to help teach the basics of aerodynamics. 

Madina Madiyeva came up with an idea to predict the risk of negative genetic effects from exposure to low doses of radiation amongst the offspring of exposed individuals. The invention can be used to identify possible consequences for the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those people who suffered because of the nuclear testing at Semipalatinsk.

“The health effects of nuclear tests for people who lived and continue to live in this area is a strong concern today. Everyone is well aware of the harmful effects of radiation exposure on the human body; moreover, ionising radiation causes genetic defects that can be transmitted to future generations. A method of predicting the genetic consequences of the population of the Semipalatinsk region will help professionals identify groups at high risk, which would allow for proper diagnosis and treatment,” Madiyeva explained in an interview with

Another interesting invention was created by Dauren Ankauov, who suggested that art work can be long lasting and eco-friendly. His patented “decorative composition and method of production” involves the use of natural materials to create works of art. For example, he suggests using animal hair and a special adhesive to fasten materials to the canvas. It is expected that this can reduce material costs and make the art less prone to damage over time.

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