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  • Targeted Drug Delivery, Multidimensional Blockchain, and Vision Enhancement: ITMO University’s Young Scientists Win SIE Support Grants

    Eight Master’s and PhD students have been named among this year’s winners of the grant program UMNIK (Russian: “brainiac”), organized by the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE). We’ve spoken to some of the young scientists to learn what they plan to do with their grants.


  • Pop Goes the Bubble: A Quick Guide to Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and ICOs

    The price of Bitcoin has just hit its 2019 high. Experts claim that the digital currency may experience a sudden price bump this summer, but is not likely to hit its earlier record values. So what happened in February of 2017? How did Bitcoin get so popular? And what is blockchain all about? Anna Lopatukhina, a product manager at Wrike and a graduate of ITMO University’s Computer Technologies Department, answered these and other questions during a lecture for ITMO’s Open FinTech course.


  • Professor Fabio Bonsignorio on the Need of Reproducibility of Robotic Research and the Future of the Economy

    Circular economy, Industry 4.0, automation, autonomous cars - we’ve been hearing these terms a lot in the past several years. Still, the interrelations between the associated phenomena are not quite evident. Fabio Bonsignorio, a professor of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy) and one of the leading scientists in the field of biorobotics and future technologies has recently delivered a lecture at ITMO University and spoke with us about how blockchain and robots will change the economy.


  • ITMO Technopark Resident Wins International Contest On Blockchain Applications For Self-Driving Cars

    Lately, more and more companies and government agencies, including those in Russia, are starting to use blockchain in their day-to-day operations. For example, blockchain is the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography’s solution for ensuring better protection for their stored data. The technology is expected to be even more widespread in the future, and that’s why the startup, a resident of ITMO Technopark, aims to develop modern solutions in this promising field. Its achievements include recent wins in two international contests.


  • 24-Year Old Millionaire on Cryptocurrency and Personal Development

    ITMO University graduate Sergey Khitrov launched his first business when he was a first-year Bachelor’s student and earned his first million rubles at the age of 19. Now he organizes major international conferences on cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies and works on several projects. Among them is Listing.Help, a company that helps other companies make it to big cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last year and a half, the company has promoted more than 400 ICO projects. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Sergey Khitrov talks about the future of blockchain technologies and the latest trends in the field of cryptocurrency.


  • That Blockchain Life: Cryptocurrency Experts on Field’s Challenges and Opportunities

    On November 7-8, St. Petersburg hosted Blockchain Life, the biggest international forum on blockchain, cryptocurrency, and mining in Russia and Eastern Europe. Representatives of top companies gathered at the St. Petersburg Expoforum to discuss contemporary challenges facing the industry. What staggers its development? How will the field be regulated in Russia? Why are talented developers leaving for Singapore? ITMO.NEWS put down the keynotes of the event’s presentations. 


  • ITMO Researchers Receive Grant to Create Urban Development Centers in Russia and Finland

    Staff of ITMO’s Modern Communication Technologies Lab have developed a project that aims to integrate the latest information technologies into the day-to-day life of large cities. Centers for promotion of novel initiatives will open in Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and Lappeenranta.


  • How Blockchain Technologies Are Changing Everyday Professions

    Blockchain technology has existed for almost 10 years now, but its potential has only begun to unravel in the past few years. Blockchain had a great effect on the field of finance, especially in regards to cryptocurrency, accounting, interactions between banks, and government regulation in the field of finance. Dmitry Plahov,  coordinator  of Dash, a community of St. Petersburg-based blockchain developers, recently gave a lecture on how different professions have changed with the development of blockchain technology.


  • New Blockchain-Based System Will Control Quality of Medical and Chemical Products

    Scientists from ITMO University’s international research laboratory SCAMT, together with developers from Aira and information security experts, are developing a system for end-to-end monitoring of the manufacturing of medical and chemical products. The system is based on the lab’s “Nanodoctor” – a chlorine dioxide-based drug capable of neutralizing nearly all viruses and bacteria. Among its advantages are an improved structure that prevents the accumulation of harmful substances during manufacturing, and a new quality control system based on blockchain technology. The project’s concept allows end customers to learn about each of the production stages using a QR code printed on the packaging and make sure that the process occurred without any infractions and the active ingredient content is within the stated amount.


  • Results of European Parliament Discussion on Robot Economy

    The European Parliament has recently hosted a workshop on the topic “Economy of Robots”. Although a complete integration of robots and AI into humanity’s everyday life is expected to come in a few generations, the process has already begun. Experts outlined the issues that may arise in the meantime. Among the workshop’s participants were Aleksandr Kapitonov, a research assistant at ITMO’s Department of Computer Science and Control Systems, and Sergei Lonshakov, an ITMO alumnus and founder of Airalab.


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