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  • Edible Tableware, Ecomonitoring, and Smart Packaging: Graduation Projects of ITMO Students in Innovation Entrepreneurship

    This summer, ITMO’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations (FTMI) held a thesis defense where future foodtech entrepreneurs presented their graduation projects and startup ideas. Keep reading to learn more about what ideas students came up with, when their products will make it to stores and restaurants, and what they have to say about today’s market.


  • Fork up Night Meetup: Dealing With Challenges in FoodTech Industry

    We often hear about successes in business, but what does it actually take to build a prosperous company? At the Fork up Night meetup, representatives of FoodTech companies shared their experiences of ups and downs when launching projects in the field of alternative food production. Here are the highlights of the event.


  • Student Spotlight: Wael Hazima, Syria

    After graduating with a degree in economic sciences, Wael spent five years working in the financial management sector. But then, he decided to study further and receive training in business informatics. He chose ITMO because of its reputation and proven excellence in IT. Read on to learn more about Wael’s experiences of becoming a student again and his post-graduation plans.


  • Any Crisis Is an Opportunity: Russian Entrepreneurs on Business Prospects for Students

    While international players leave the Russian market, domestic entrepreneurs restructure their businesses and look for ways to grow. What are companies that targeted the international market doing now? Which businesses have the best prospects in Russia? And where can students find support for their projects? These questions were answered at a second meetup in a series organized by ITMO University and the Digital Dolina business community. Among the participants were Ilya Chekh, the founder of prosthetics developer Motorika; Sergey Safonov, a co-founder and CPO of the educational project MEL Science; and Alex Biryukov, CEO of digital marketing platform Andata.


  • “Don’t Wait Till Someone Notices You” – ITMO Graduate Andrey Guk on Building a Career and Reaching Your Goals

    Andrey Guk started working at OBIT, the federal company behind the biggest free Wi-Fi network in St. Petersburg, as a sales manager, then gradually rising to the positions of business director and CEO. Over the years, together with his team he brought to life many ambitious projects, including making Peterhof the first public park in Europe to offer free internet access to its visitors. We asked him what’s behind his success and how to make smart career decisions – read on, to find out his answers. 


  • Do Crises Equal New Opportunities? Tech Entrepreneurs on Developing IT and Business in Russia

    Over the past month Russian companies had to face unprecedented changes. How do they adapt to this new reality? Where can they find opportunities? And what skills will be in-demand on the market? ITMO University and Digital Dolina educational community launched a series of meetups for researchers and entrepreneurs who decided to stay in Russia to develop science and business.  Tech entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors shared their expertise at the first meetup of the series on March 31. 


  • ITMO Supervisory Council Discusses Development of ITMO Highpark

    The year’s last meeting of ITMO’s Supervisory Council took place on December 13 at the Moscow offices of Yandex. The council’s members discussed the construction and development of ITMO Highpark.


  • Why Supporting Women in Science and Business Is Important and How to Do It Right

    Last week, ITMO University hosted a discussion on the role of women in academia and business, held in collaboration with Cartier. The event’s subject matched that of the brand’s prominent initiative that has supported female entrepreneurs around the world for the past 15 years.


  • ITMO Graduate Vadim Zayats On Launching a Family Business

    ITMO graduate Vadim Zayats together with his brother Andrey Chekan founded LIIS Engineering Solutions in 2006. The company specializes in home and office automation. Over a 15-year period, it has developed a smart office for VK, automated Lakhta Center, the tallest skyscraper in Europe, and presidential suites in the Grand Hotel Europe, as well as implemented other major projects. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, Vadim shared how he started the business, who influenced the company, and what competencies you need to join his team.


  • Metrica Founders on How Their Platform Helps Analyze the Market and Make Business Decisions

    In 2020, Dmitriy Komarentsev and ITMO graduate Nikolai Golos launched the Metrica analytics service. In this article, Dmitriy talks about how their service facilitates decision-making, what startupers need to know about their competitors, and how the developers plan to enter the European market.