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This year, the ITMO.STARS competition for prospective students with unique accomplishments was held by ITMO for the second time in a row. It lets the winners join ITMO even if their Unified State Exam score wouldn’t normally allow them to. The only formal criterion is to pass the minimal Unified State Exam points threshold. This year saw twice as many applications as the previous one. Among the winners are 15 participants from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Pskov, Abakan, and other cities. They told ITMO.NEWS how to land a job at VK in your school years, how to open your own video studio, and why you shouldn't underestimate yourself.
For the third year in a row, the city of St. Petersburg has become the host of the BarCamp ‘National Technology Revolution 20.35’, an informal educational conference organized by participants themselves. This time, all its lectures and workshops were dedicated to the topic of increasing the competitive performance of Russian companies and expanding their presence on the global markets. The roundtable on ‘Promotion strategies for exporting hi-tech Neuronet solutions onto local markets’ was one of the barcamp’s main events. ITMO.NEWS jotted down the keynotes from the speakers’ presentations.
Neurotechnologies can offer humans incredible opportunities: stimulate brain activity and increase its performance, control household devices with one's mind, talk to others without need for words or messenger apps. Moreover, the NeuroNet market is listed as a key market in the Russian National Technology Initiative. But first, it needs to overcome some major challenges in order to get to the stage of actual sales. Participants of the NeuroForum "NeuroNet development opportunities in global markets" discussed key tasks for the NeuroNet market past Thursday. The event took place at the “Boiling Point” space in St. Petersburg with the support of ITMO University.
Electronic devices that restore hearing, bionic prostheses, professional brain-training devices, neural helmets for education and games — as of now, the world's neurotechnology market has reached 180 billion dollars, and, according to experts from the Neuronet branch association, will reach one trillion dollars by 2035. Yet, what are the competencies that a neurotechnology specialist has to possess, and where can one get the corresponding education? Starting with 2017, ITMO University launches a new Bachelor's program on Neurotechnologies and Programming that has yet to have any counterparts in Russia. Read more about the new program and the opportunities it gives in our article.