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This June, SCAMT Laboratory staff member Elizaveta Anastasova and Faculty of Physics and Engineering specialists Ivan Iorsh and Mikhail Mukhin took part in the NanoInnovation 2019 scientific conference in Rome, Italy. Their visit was made possible thanks to ITMO University’s collaboration with the Trade Promotion Office of the Italian Embassy (ICE). In the future, the two parties plan to develop more joint projects. More on the conference and future prospects – in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
This April, students from Russia and Finland joined each other at the first-ever session of the InnoCamp project. Tasked with developing business strategies for real companies, the students had to turn a Helsinki airfield into a hub for small aircraft, a disused railcar factory into a creative space, a former Kotka port into a business hub, and more. On May 12-17, the participants met in Kotka (Finland) to finish what they started during the remote stage of the project. ITMO.NEWS learned about the projects and the kind of experience that InnoCamp offers students.
A joint Siemens-ITMO University research lab has been launched in St. Petersburg. Its goal will be to develop unique industry solutions based on systemic AI using the methods of machine learning, big data analysis, and cognitive technologies for applications in economics and the social sector.
On October 4, as part of the 8th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum, ITMO University and the Kirovsky Zavod Gas Technologies LLC have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of education and scientific-technological activities. CEO Vladimir Korobeynikov signed the agreement on behalf of Kirovsky Zavod, while ITMO University was represented by Igor Baranov, head of the School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems.
Joel Rodrigues from Brazil’s National Institute of Telecommunications: on Internet of Things, Its Biggest Challenges and Goals
In August 2018, three research organizations published their reports on development prospects in the market of industrial Internet of Things. According to the latest Market Research Engine report, the volume of the global IoT market will pass 176 billion USD by 2022. Meanwhile, Juniper Research report that the number of connected IoT sensors and devices will amount to 21 billion in 2018, and 50 billion by 2022. Joel Rodrigues, a professor of the National Institute of Telecommunications (Brazil) and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, discussed the future of this industry, as well as its issues, with the staff and students of ITMO University. For the past several years, Professor Rodrigues has worked together with researchers from ITMO on several initiatives. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, he spoke about his work and the IoT’s potential to change the global economy.
ITMO University became a participant of the French-Russian University (FRU), a consortium that unites more than eight leading French and Russian universities. The project’s goal is to create a barrier-free space for academic cooperation and training the staff of international companies. Participation in the consortium allows the universities to establish educational and research partnership, to organize academic exchange programs and summer schools as well as to initiate joint research projects.
From June 4-8, St. Petersburg hosted the second international Lasers&Photonics congress, which brought together 1,500 scientists, researchers and members of the industry in the fields of photonics, laser physics and quantum communications. One of the main events at the congress was an exhibition where companies from Russia, Belarus, Lithuania and Japan presented their products; ITMO University, too, showcased devices developed in cooperation with industrial partners. Holographic nanocomposite materials, Li-Fi devices, infrared sensors for high-speed fiber optic communications – these and other inventions are market-ready.
Last week representative of ITMO University met with Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, Switzerland’s State Secretary for Education, Research, and Innovation. During the meeting, ITMO University and the Swiss delegation discussed plans for closer collaboration between the university and its Swiss counterparts.
ITMO University’s Master’s program in Optoelectronics is ready for a fresh start starting from the next academic year. Cutting edge technologies and on-the-job experience will be the focus of the new educational program developed by a group of leading companies in the sector. The occasion will introduce an educational experiment in Optoelectronics, the first of its kind, in Russia. Dmitry Bauman, Professor at the Department of Light Technologies and Optoelectronics and Director for Research at INTER RAO LED Systems will head the new program. Speaking at the St. Petersburg International Educational Forum, Mr. Bauman told the audience what kind of specialists the program will train.
30 students from Finland and Russia are currently attending the “Project-Based Approach to Business Canvas Model” intensive program in St. Petersburg. They learn about the use of business process engineering tools and work on cases of major companies like Valio, SOK and Bonava. ITMO University was chosen as one of the program’s main venues. The week-long course was made possible thanks to collaboration between ITMO University and the Tampere University of Applied Science, and a grant from the FIRST+ program, which promotes collaboration and partnership between universities of Russia and Finland.