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ITMO Technopark resident Orbi became a participant of the MTS Startup Hub program for companies that work with 5G technologies. The telecommunication giant got interested in two inventions by the St. Petersburg startup: shades with a 360-degree camera and a sports helmet that has a similar camera for shooting panoramic videos. Orbi’s team member told ITMO.NEWS when users will get the opportunity to stream 360-degree videos and why they need 5G to do that.
This spring, ITMO University launched its first acceleration program developed together with a major company – the 5G-focused track ITMO Accelerator + MTS. ITMO.NEWS reached out to the winners and organizers of the startup to learn about their experience.
On July 24, residents of the ITMO Accelerator joined the program's Demo Day. Over the course of three months, 45 startups worked on their projects under the guidance of experienced mentors, and only 25 made it to the finals. They all took part in Demo Day, presenting short pitches before members of the jury and potential investors.
MTS PJSC (NYSE: MBT, MOEX: MTSS), Russia’s largest telecommunications and digital services provider, and ITMO University announce the launch of the Conversational AI Technologies specialization as part of the System and Applied Software Master’s program of the School of Computer Technologies and Control. Admission to the program has already been opened and the first students will enroll this fall.
ITMO University and MTS, one of the largest Russian telecommunication companies and a digital services provider, are launching a new program for the 5G track. It’s meant for the residents of ITMO University’s Accelerator: for technological entrepreneurs who, after completing the program, can become MTS 5G Center’s residents in Moscow and receive a grant for the development of solutions in this field.
ITMO University Graduate Alexandra Bystrova: You Can Always Find Your Identity in a New Field, City or University
Alexandra Bystrova graduated from ITMO first with a Bachelor’s degree in “Informatics and Computer Hardware and Software” and then a Master’s degree in “Technological Entrepreneurship and Innovation Economics”. She now lives in Moscow. Over the last couple of years, she went from a student just out of university to a product manager position in MTS, one of the largest Russian telecommunication companies. ITMO.NEWS asked Alexandra how she became part of the MTS team, what was the reason for her relocation to Moscow, what forms of sexism a young woman should expect to encounter in IT and why you should never give up after yet another failure.
About a year ago, the MTS company started focusing on the development of AI-based products. A research group was formed as part of this new direction. The group’s specialists create virtual assistants, incorporate AI technologies in medicine and office management, as well as carry out two joint projects with ITMO University. Mikhail Mishurovsky, the lead architect of MTS’s AI research group, gave an open lecture about the company’s key projects in the field of artificial intelligence, the collaboration with ITMO, and the specialists of the future. ITMO.NEWS publishes the highlights of his speech.
Today’s universities institute innovation ecosystems, where they send their graduates equipped with skills necessary for working in a hi-tech company. They create new businesses and jobs in the innovation sector by launching their intellectual property on the market. They also contribute to the development of urban fringes. According to the participants of a roundtable taking place as part of the third BarCamp ‘National Technology Revolution 20.35’, which has recently been held in St. Petersburg’s ‘Tochka Kipeniya’ coworking space, a modern university should adopt the paradigm of ‘changing itself, its environment, and then, people’. ITMO.NEWS reports on the highlights of this discussion.