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On December 10-11, ITMO University will host an event dedicated to the 2014-2020 South-East Finland – Russia cross-border cooperation program. As part of the event, the stakeholders representing both countries will be able to communicate with the heads of the projects implemented under the initiative’s umbrella and give their feedback. Apart from that, young scientists and students who in the future would like to submit their projects for a grant or gain the support of Finnish partners, will have the chance to ask their more experienced colleagues for advice and exchange contacts with the organizers and representatives of Russian and international delegations. More on the program, the projects and support available in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
ITMO Scientists’ Project for Facilitating Transition to Industry 4.0 Wins Grant of Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Sirius Center
The Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the “Talent and Success” educational foundation (the Sirius center) have announced the results of their joint contest “Scientific mentorship”. This contest is aimed at supporting fundamental research conducted by young scientists working under the guidance of experienced researchers. Among the teams applying for the contest was a research group from ITMO University, who develop distributed finite-state machines for controlling robotic factories, sorting centers and other similar systems. Designed to help companies make the transition to industry 4.0 standards, their project got the organizers’ support and joined the winners’ ranks. ITMO.NEWS spoke to a representative of the project group to find out exactly how the scientists’ work will help the companies.
ITMO University students are invited to participate in a new scholarship competition organized by ITMO’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations in collaboration with Gazprom Neft and win a grant for the best startup project. The competition is held in three rounds. During the final round, which will be held in December, the participants will present their projects to the jury, made up of representatives of the university and experts from the industry. Read on to learn more about the competition and its rules.
The St. Petersburg Committee for Science and Higher Education has summed up the results of the contest for the granting of subsidies to the students of universities and specialized educational organizations. Some 310 scholarships amounting to 2,000 rubles per month are awarded annually, covering the whole duration of the academic year. Read on to find all about the conditions for participation in the contest, its main provisions, and ITMO students’ experiences and tips.
Georgiy Ryabinin, member of ITMO University’s International Research Center “Biotechnologies of the Third Millennium” and PhD student at the Faculty of Food Biotechnologies and Engineering, has won a competition on the best project in the field of basic scientific research organized by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR). ITMO.NEWS spoke with Georgiy and his scientific advisor, associate professor and head of the Center Denis Baranenko to find out what makes the search for new antimicrobial agents so topical, how chemical preservatives harm the environment, and what tasks their research currently faces.
On June 18 in Brussels, the interuniversity group IoT-open.eu held its final symposium as part of the Erasmus+ grant. As part of the project, scientists from Italy, Poland and other countries collaborated on popularization of the Internet of Things technologies. Russia was represented by specialists from ITMO University. Among them was Alexander Kapitonov, an associate professor at the Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics. He spoke to ITMO.NEWS about the results of the work, future plans for other international projects and prospects of using the Internet of Things for the protection of the environment.
A group of young scientists from ITMO University have been named among the recipients of the 2019 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship handed out by the International Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers SPIE. A total of five ITMO University staff made it to the list of winners, securing the university’s first place in terms of the number of awardees. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, the scientists share about their research and plans for the future.
The names of winners of the Presidential Grant contest have been announced. Among them are four ITMO University scientists. ITMO.NEWS talked to the researchers and learned what projects they are going to spend their grants on.
The results of the 2018-2019 Vladimir Potanin scholarship contest have just been announced. Among the 500 awardees are 30 Master’s students of ITMO University. ITMO.NEWS met several lucky winners to talk the projects the judges liked more than the others, and to learn why just being yourself is the best tactic for winning the contest.
This year’s list of winners of grants from the BASIS Foundation for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics includes six representatives of ITMO University. These are research associates Andrei Bogdanov and Maxim Gorlach, and PhD students Daniil Kornovan , Kirill Koshelev, Nikita Olekhno and Zarina Sadrieva from the Department of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials. The BASIS foundation is a successor of Dmitry Zimin’s Dynasty Foundation that concluded its activity in 2015. Many former holders of Dynasty scholarships, like ITMO members Andrei Bogdanov and Alexander Poddubny, are currently holders of BASIS scholarships.