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  • Putting Scientific Ideas Into Business Suits: Lecturer Meriç Biçakçioğlu On Turning Research Into Business Projects

    Meriç Biçakçioğlu, an entrepreneur and academician, has spent several years working with startups and supporting corporate innovation efforts. He helps commercialize and scale ideas – and teaches students and employees of companies to do the same. For four years now, he has been a lecturer in the course International Research Management Essentials at ITMO, where he talks all about turning research ideas into business projects that are accessible to their respective audiences. In this interview, we discussed his area of expertise and the opportunities for future scientists that can be found at ITMO’s soft skills courses. 


  • ITMO Hosts First Russian Hult Prize Impact Summit Supported by UN

    Hult Prize is an international movement supported by the UN that aims to bring together proactive students from all over the world and encourage their participation in social entrepreneurship.


  • Hult Prize On Campus 2020: Results, Participants, and Projects

    On December 6, ITMO Technopark hosted the final stage of the Hult Prize On Campus competition. The jury announced the winning team that will present its project in one of the European capitals.


  • Food for Good: How To Join This Year’s Hult Prize and Help the World

    On October 29, ITMO University held a session of the Hult Prize On Campus – the university stage of the international Hult Prize competition. Keep reading to learn more about this year’s cases, what awaits the competitors in the future, and how to join the contest.


  • Winter Schools to Join This Year

    We made a list of the best winter schools to study VR development, Python programming, game design, meta-analysis, and social entrepreneurship.


  • ITMO Student Daniil Kazantsev on His Sign Language Translation Technology

    Back in the ninth grade, Daniil Kazantsev started working on a new device – a sign language translator that would help deaf people communicate in sign language even with those who do not know it.


  • ITMO Joins Hult Prize Hosts List Alongside Oxford, Harvard, Others

    A group of ITMO students has won a grant from the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh) to conduct an event under the aegis of the Hult Prize. The team successfully defended a project at the Territory of Senses youth forum; their project received high praise from the expert committee.


  • Different Approaches, One Goal: International Week of Social Entrepreneurship at ITMO University

    All throughout the past week at ITMO University, seven teams from Russia, the US and Switzerland were developing social projects to then present them to the judges. The students and lecturers forming part of the groups interacted with their colleagues, discussed the difference in social entrepreneurship approaches in their countries, and exchanged experiences in order to come up with the most comprehensive solution for their tasks. Read on to find out how it all happened and what the participants learned from each other.


  • Helping Those Who Help Others: Final Round of Social Ideas Case Tournament

    St. Petersburg’s Entrepreneurship Center has recently hosted the final round of the Social Ideas Case Tournament. The event brought together students of the city’s colleges and universities, who presented their ideas for socially-oriented companies, while the authors of the best projects participated in the professional congress of entrepreneurs of St. Petersburg, where the winners of the tournament were announced on December 4. Read on to learn more about the social projects presented at the tournament.


  • Indigenous Languages and Fun Science: ‘From Volunteering to Social Engineering’ Forum

    Organized by ITMO together with Rosmolodezh and the Presidential Grants Foundation as part of the social projects development program 'People Need You!', the National Forum ‘From Volunteering to Social Engineering’ was recently held at ITMO University. The event’s mission is to introduce young people to the opportunities that exist in the field of volunteering, as well as showcase the best charity projects of 2018. The forum’s activities include practical assignments, workshops, business games, etc.; the participants had a chance to talk to the authors of successful social projects and get some advice on how to launch such initiatives and overcome the challenges they may face. In this article, we summed up the best volunteering projects presented by the forum’s participants.