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A mini laboratory for managing cell and bacterial systems was created as a result of collaboration between scientists from ITMO University, Siberian Federal University, the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, and the research and manufacturing association Prolab. The project, recently presented at the Almazov National Medical Research Centre, will be used to grow cell cultures and create experiment-based databases; another avenue opened by the device is the development of an artificial heart. Learn more about the project and the possibilities it presents in this article.
This year’s edition of THE University Impact Rankings has been published by Times Higher Education. In the ranking that evaluates universities’ contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, ITMO has secured 73rd place for its initiatives in Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9).
Projects by eleven ITMO students were named best in a student startup contest held by the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises, with each of the projects being supported by a 1 million ruble grant to see it to fruition. Read on to learn more about these star ideas.
How do innovative foods extend the human lifespan and improve our quality of life? What kinds of projects in this field are ITMO scientists working on right now? These and other subjects were covered at the Ecology & Biotechnology session of the 51st International Scientific, Educational, and Methodological Conference at ITMO University. ITMO.NEWS spoke to the session’s participants to find out more about their projects and discover which subjects of Food- and BioTech will gain in relevance in the near future.
Today, on October 25, the 19th national forum Strategic Planning of the Regions and Cities of Russia began with a plenary session titled Strategic Talk: Rectors on the Future. ITMO University’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev shared the strategies universities must focus on and what ITMO does to achieve sustainable development goals.
ITMO University has launched IP Exchange – an accelerator that will help obtain patents and protect intellectual property rights. The projects that request the Center’s help will be supervised by Master’s students from the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations. ITMO Launches IP Exchange Center
A contest to identify the top ten innovative companies in education was organized by Business Priority, the innovation platform of the Roscongress Foundation, with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Education, and the Agency of Strategic Initiatives. The winning projects were presented at SPIEF 2021. Among them was a project by NT-SPb, a company that’s been based at ITMO’s Technopark for over ten years creating nanolaboratories for schools.
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.
Andrey Nikolaev graduated from ITMO University with a Specialist’s degree in Customs Affairs and then a PhD in Economics and Management. His goal was to become a professor and researcher in the field of intellectual property.
Last week, it was the start of the new School of Technology Brokership at ITMO University. Read about who technology brokers are, which tasks they focus on, and about the opportunities offered to the school’s participants.