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  • Grad Platforma: User-Driven City Events Aggregator

    The students of the Sirius education center under the guidance of ITMO’s Institute of Design & Urban Studies specialists have created the open-access service Grad Platforma, which allows its users to add, search, and promote various events in the city. The platform aggregates events not only of the cultural but also of the administration and maintenance profile. The project was developed as part of the scientific-technological and educational program “Big Challenges”, held at Sirius on July 1-24, 2019. 


  • ITMO Accelerator Graduate Gets $10 Million to Prevent Road Accidents

    The St. Petersburg-based project Road Accident Solver, which specializes in the development of road accident analysis and prevention software, has signed a $10 million contract with the Kazakhstan-based company TOO IT Creation. Kazakhstan has one of the world’s highest rates of deaths in traffic incidents, which is why the parties plan to use Road Accident Solver software to reduce the number of accidents and develop smart-city systems.


  • ITMO Researchers Receive Grant to Create Urban Development Centers in Russia and Finland

    Staff of ITMO’s Modern Communication Technologies Lab have developed a project that aims to integrate the latest information technologies into the day-to-day life of large cities. Centers for promotion of novel initiatives will open in Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and Lappeenranta.


  • How Can Russian Post Contribute to Smart City Development

    What can serve as a technological basis for the smart city concept? Big Data. But data is something you have to gather, meaning you have to set sensors, place cameras, maintain this equipment and analyze the information you get. Surely, all of that can be built from scratch with the help of some commercial company. The alternative solution is to use the existing resources of a governmental organization, namely the Russian Post. Maria Pavlovskaya, student at the Department of State Information Systems Management and staff member of FSUE Russian Post’s Enterprise Architecture Department, used it as the topic of her Master’s thesis that won the best article prize at the Smart Cities Conference in Bucharest.


  • 10 Top Tech Trends of 2018: Part Two

    What technology will actually change users’ lives in 2018 and which trends are worth incorporating into business? This was the topic of discussion earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the largest annual international exhibition of consumer electronics, which took place in Las Vegas. In the second part of our article, we will talk about five more trends which Gartner, Deloitte and other top companies are raving about. Read the first part of the article here.


  • ITMO and ER-Telecom Sign Research & Education Partnership Agreement

    ITMO University and the telecommunications holding company ER-Telecom have signed an agreement on a partnership in the fields of education and science. The partners plan to collaborate on specialist training and tackle challenges faced in St. Petersburg in relation to Internet of Things and smart-city technologies.


  • Why Smart Cities Need Standardization: Experts Discuss

    Last week, ITMO University and Russian Venture Company held the Smart Cities Tech Standards conference dedicated to standards in the field of digital economics. This topic becomes all the more relevant due to the rapid development of such technologies as the Internet of Things, Big Data, smart manufacturing and smart cities. At the conference, leading experts from Great Britain, Canada, China, Japan, France, and Germany spoke about the rules that will regulate such standards in the nearest years.


  • Spatial Development Forum: How Citizens Create Smart Cities

    According to IESE’s Cities in Motion Index, St. Petersburg is rated 103rd among the world’s “smartest” cities. The city’s Governor believes that the city has potential to be among the top 50. How can that goal be achieved, however? Through the integration of information technologies in the city’s management systems. It is also important that the citizens take on a more active role in the city’s life. At the III International Spatial Development Forum (ISDF), a plenary discussion on the future of “smart” urban technologies was held. This year, the forum’s main theme is “Re.Urban – Re.Evolution — rethinking of cities’ essence and evolutional ways of their development”. The event is co-organized by ITMO University and the Government of St. Petersburg.


  • Spin Unit Co-Founder on Social Networks’ Effect on Urban Life

    What do urban planning experts learn from photos in Instagram? How does data derived from social networks help bring people together? These and other questions are researched by Damiano Cerrone, the co-founder and content-manager of Spin Unit - a transnational research team that works at the confluence of such fields as Urban Science and Art&Science. Last weekend, he gave a lecture for ITMO University's section at the popular science conference Parsec-2017. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, Mr. Cerrone explained how scientists derive large amounts of data from social networks, why one can't fully trust information from Instagram and what is there to learn from studying St. Petersburg's metamorphology.


  • ITMO Scientists Receive Russian Science Foundation Grants

    According to the results of the first three rounds of the Presidential research funding program, 504 pilot projects, 239 youth research teams and 31 laboratories have been awarded grants. Many of ITMO University’s scientists are among them. The winners’ projects are based on various fields of study: from smart city development scenarios to the creation of dielectric metamaterials with unique properties.