Step Up
International Competition
of Research Projects
Step Up
The Step Up competition aims to support and develop research work across the world in neurophysiology, electrodiagnostics, rehabilitation, neuromodulation, psychophysiology, polysomnography and audiology.

The participants are welcome to submit their projects indicating the equipment intended to be used for the research.

Each project is assessed by the Expert Board. The winners will get the equipment selected for their research work free of charge for a period of up to 3 years.
Expert Board
Sergey Nikitin
MD, Professor, Chairman of the Regional Public Organization “Association of Neuromuscular Disorders Specialists”, Moscow, Russia

Vladislav Voitenkov

Vice Chairman
MD, neurologist, the Head of the Functional Diagnostics Department at Pediatric Research and Clinical Center for Infectious Diseases of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Anna Maslyukova
Executive Secretary
MD, Medical affairs manager of Neurosoft LLC, Ivanovo, Russia
Mikhail Sinkin
MD, neurologist, specialist in electrodiagnostics, senior researcher, Head of the Neurophysiology Lab of the N.V. Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Medicine, Moscow, Russia
Dmitry Skvortsov
MD, Professor, Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
Irina Mishina
MD, Professor, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Ivanovo State Medical Academy of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Head of Department of Hospital Therapy, Ivanovo, Russia
Paulo André Kimaid
MD, neurologist, neurophysiologist, the Head of Neurology Clinic in Campinas, the President of the Latin America Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Irina Tomilova
MD, Vice Rector for Research and International Cooperation, Ivanovo State Medical Academy of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Ivanovo, Russia
Sergey Bardakov
MD, neurologist, specialist in electrodiagnostics, lecturer of the Department of Nephrology and Efferent Therapy of the “Military Medical Academy named after S.M. Kirov”, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Eugenia Ekusheva
MD, Professor, Head of the Department of Nervous Diseases, Academy of Postgraduate Education, FGBU FNKC FMBA of Russia, Moscow, Russia

Vladimir Gaufman

surdologist-otorhinolaryngologist, Chief Medical Officer of the Medical Center “Master Sluh”, Krasnodar, Russia
Equipment for Research Projects
Digital EEG system
System for ambulatory EEG/PSG recording
NCS, EMG and EP system
Portable electrical stimulator
System for intraoperative
neurophysiological monitoring
Magnetic stimulator with an optional coil
System for simultaneous EEG and EP recording during TMS
Neuronavigation system
ABR and OAE analyzer, screening audiometer
System for impedance testing and hearing screening
Digital ECG system
System for remote real-time ECG monitoring and analysis
Neuropathy analyzing system
PC-based spirometer with calibration syringe

Gait trainer with biofeedback based on the IMU sensors
Digital system for assessment of psychophysiological status

Transcranial electrical stimulator

*A package of equipment is presented for review. The exact set of equipment will be determined according to the needs of the winning projects.
** Not all systems in this list are available worldwide. For more information please write to

Competition Schedule

Acceptance of Applications
February 15, 2022 – August 15, 2022
Evaluation of Research Projects
August 15, 2022 – November 15, 2022
Announcement of Results
November 15, 2022 – January 29, 2023
Awarding of the Winners and Finalists
January 29, 2023
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