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Year after year, dozens, even hundreds of ITMO’s students and PhD researchers conduct their research. Their topics are set, teams are formed, projects are created and developed, their results are defended, – but what happens next? Are these results left on a dusty shelf somewhere, or do they find their application in the real world? ITMO.NEWS talked to three project leaders, PhD students and staff members at ITMO’s Faculty of Secure Information Technologies, and found out what’s in store for their PhD theses.
ITMO Open Science: Science and Cutting-Edge Inventions Presented at One of Russia’s Largest Contemporary Art Museums
On the eve of Russian Science Day, February 7, the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art hosted the second ITMO Open Science conference. The event became a platform on which scientists and students could speak about their research, ask questions, and discuss common problems and goals in a non-conventional atmosphere. More on the new science conference format and how it helps bring together different research teams in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
ITMO University’s international SCAMT (Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies) Laboratory has received a megagrant from the Russian government. ITMO.NEWS spoke to the staff to find out what kinds of new specialists will be needed at the laboratory, what developments within the framework of the megagrant are in the pipeline, and how this work will help to pave the way for a technological revolution in entire industrial fields.
The small innovative enterprise “Innocolloid” was created by the staff of ITMO University’s ChemBio Cluster in 2017. In the year and a half of its existence, the company has signed several deals with major representatives of the business community and, beginning from the first quarter of 2019, started paying dividends to its co-founder, ITMO University. Here is more on the company’s operations and how it managed to reach a high level of financial self-sufficiency.
Over the last few years, the Internet of Things and blockchain technologies have become increasingly popular. And while the blockchain industry is now facing hard times, IoT technologies are gaining momentum. Alexander Surkov, a leading expert and IoT architect at Yandex.Cloud, gave an open lecture at ITMO University, during which he shared with ITMO students about how Amazon and other companies use IoT solutions in their work. ITMO.NEWS publishes the highlights of his lecture.
How to make your ideas a reality without almost any resources at hand? How to find like-minded enthusiasts set on working for a common goal? How to turn your interests into a successful career? Kirill Bodrov, head of ITMO’s Open Laboratory of Ideas, Methods, and Practices (OLIMP), shared the answers to these topical questions during his lecture held as part of the Science Week in the Gogol Library.