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  • From Subway Tokens to Quick-Charge Modules: How ITMO Specialists Change Transport Infrastructure

    Few know that the first turnstiles to appear in the St. Petersburg Metro back in 1958 were developed by the ITMO student Boris Grinchel. It was also he who came up with the token-based payment system that we still use today. Over 60 years have passed, but the specialists at ITMO University continue to develop new transport technologies. In this article, we’ll be looking at other projects in this field that are currently being developed at the university.


  • Powerplace Founders On Their Quick-Charge Module And Future Of Power Distribution

    The startup’s smart module for charging stations can recharge electric cars and scooters several times faster than a regular line supply. Meanwhile, the module’s software offers protection in cases of emergency and an overall increase in the charger’s efficiency.  


  • ITMO and LETI Students’ Quick-Charge Startup for Electric Cars To Receive Million Rubles from EnergyHUB

    The startup Powerplace, a participant of ITMO’s Energy Club, has developed a smart module for use in quick-charge stations for electric cars and is now set to receive a prize of one million rubles for its win in the student startup competition EnergyHUB. The startup was co-founded by an ITMO student, an ITMO graduate, and three graduates of LETI (St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University).


  • What Will Happen if Everyone Switches To Electric Cars?

    Scientists from Tallinn University of Technology, Aalto University, and ITMO University have researched how charging of electric cars influences the electricity distribution networks. By studying different types of electric cars, batteries, charging profiles, and habits of users, they have suggested a rational model for charging electric vehicles with minimal load on the electric grid.


  • Yandex Expert Shares Rules for Co-Existence of Humans and AI

    Machine intelligence, open source code and cloud storage are having a radical effect on business models, job market demand and human life. For companies to remain commercially viable and for people to remain employed, it is necessary to learn and adapt, as well as to break the stereotypes about the role of machines in society. As part of the Future in Tech: What’s Next conference in Moscow, Andrey Sebrant, Product Marketing Director at Yandex, spoke about these and other topics.