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ITMO University together with the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises have announced the launch of the UMNIK-ITMO competition. Students and PhD researchers, young scientists and entrepreneurs working in the field of digital economics are welcome to participate. The best ideas will get 500,000 rubles in funding. Read more about the competition, the participation conditions, and its former winners in this ITMO.NEWS article.
For the Benefit of the Environment: ITMO Specialists Develop Biodegradable Food Packaging and Nutritious Plant-Based Food
Specialists from ITMO University’s School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems work on a wide range of projects that are highly promising for the refrigeration, food, and waste processing industries. For instance, at the moment the scientists at the Faculty of Food Biotechnologies and Engineering are developing biodegradable coatings and packaging for food products and working on the creation of food products for different consumer categories, including vegetarians and vegans. The latter two projects are headed by Natalia Yakovchenko, senior lecturer at ITMO University. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Prof. Yakovchenko to find out more about the research, its relevance, and the environmental component.
Megabyte Media – a joint student media at ITMO University – has launched a new project, Q.E.D. (Latin for “which was to be proven” – ed. note), a podcast about evidence-based medicine created in collaboration with the Cancer Prevention Foundation. The podcast will focus on oncology, discussing issues and busting common myths. New episodes are to come out every two weeks, with the first one released on May 14.
The project on the restoration and development of a complex of canals and fortresses located in the border territory between Finland and Russia unites seven organizations from both countries, including ITMO University. The Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems’ Center of Usability and Mixed Reality contributes as a technological partner – its remit includes the development of different multimedia and an interactive map of the project.
Anton Bryantsev studied automation and mechatronics at ITMO University, but left after his fourth year. In 2012, together with his business partner Sergey Suchkov, Anton founded a ticketing service Radario and became its chief technology officer. Now, Radario unites 30 ticket operators and platforms and is developing a single ecosystem for the automation of sales and technology-savvy promotion of events. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Anton to find out whether having technological knowledge is a must for an entrepreneur, how he managed to build a successful startup, and what qualities he looks for in an employee.
Profimap is an online service for career guidance in the field of IT. Among its features are tests, analysis of soft skills, recommendations on specializations and educational institutions, as well as career advice. The service was created by ITMO University students Dmitry Pokidov and Veronika Petrukhina. Now there are six people on their team, including Nail Khabibulin, also an ITMO University graduate. Read on to learn about the idea behind Profimap and how it works.
On March 20-22, the national university hackathon HackUniversity took place. This is the first time that the competition has been conducted online: over 90 teams solved cases and communicated with organizers in real-time mode. The four teams that became the competition’s award winners were from ITMO University. We talked to the members of team Inview and learned about the hackathon’s proceedings and the solution they proposed.
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation grant contest for university lecturers has concluded its 2020 run. A total of 747 representatives of 75 leading Russian universities took part in the selection. The grant was awarded to 100 successful candidates, two of whom are from ITMO University. More on the projects and educational programs the ITMO specialists received the grant for – in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
ITMO University has recently hosted its first environmental hackathon. The contest, co-organized by the ITMO.GREEN eco-club and ITMO Case Club, took place at Business Incubator Ingria. The participants had to come up with a way to automatize paper waste collection at ITMO University. Read on to learn more about the outcome of this hackathon and the prospects of the project.
The international educational platform Global Education Futures, which unites the world’s leading experts in the field of futurology, considers co-creation the key skill of the 21st century. Futurologists predict that by 2025, the approach to hiring workers will have undergone a radical change: instead of individual specialists, employers will take on creative project teams. Helping master this new but vital competency is Carousel of Creative Technologies, a team creativity development course developed by ITMO University’s Personal Development Center “Rhythm” together with the coaching company T&D Technologies. Over the course of a month and a half, from March 5 to April 16, the participants will attend six workshops and undertake a business quest which will result in completed team projects.