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ITMO Accelerator is introducing TechNet – a new track for startups in photonics, wireless technologies, the Internet of Things, energy transfer, and smart distributed energy systems. The program will introduce participants to entrepreneurship and assist them through all stages of project development – from ideas to first sales.
The Russian Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises has awarded grants of 1 million rubles to 25 ITMO students who were chosen as winners of the contest Student Startup.
As a university student, Danila Lychkin went from a programmer at a Moscow-based company to a team lead at an international corporation but ultimately decided to quit his job to pursue gamedev instead. Now, he heads the gamedev department at Lesta Games and oversees the production of World of Warships. In this interview, the former programmer weighs in on how to quit everything to chase after your dreams – and succeed.
Every year, around 50 projects go through the ITMO Accelerator before presenting their results at Demo Day. From last year on, the creators of the best projects receive a 400,000-ruble grant and a free subscription to Yandex services from Yandex Cloud Boost. More on this year’s winners below.
This year, a record-breaking 104 students from 11 faculties defended their startups as thesis – using the opportunity first offered by ITMO in 2019. Among their projects are a smart home for people with disabilities, financial courses for kids, and several agrotech startups – read on to learn more.
The PI School, organized by ITMO’s Advanced Engineering School and SCAMT Institute with the support of Tatneft, took place on June 18-25, bringing together more than 40 researchers from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, and other Russian cities.
Creating your own startup is not a quest for the faint of heart: along the way, you will need to develop your idea and secure investments while avoiding all the common pitfalls. At Startup Aquarium, a recent meetup for budding startupers, investors and entrepreneurs shared their experience with the matter. Here are the main takeaways.
Elena Konstantinova, a second-year Master’s student at the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, is one of this year’s winners of Forbes Russia’s 30 Under 30 ranking in the category Science and Technology. Once a year, one of the world’s most influential business magazines highlights people under 30 years old who have made significant contributions to their field.
Elena Konstantinova, a Master’s student at the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, was included among the nominees for the 30 Under 30 list in the Science and Technology category. This ranking, created by one of the most prestigious business magazines in the world, lists people under 30 years old who became renowned for their professional skills at the national or global level.
Experts predict that the global foodtech market will be valued at $300 billion by 2027 (compared to $247 billion in 2021). This rapid growth is attributed to the emergence of new technologies as a response to global challenges. During a recent demo day at ITMO’s foodtech accelerator, Anna Nenakhova, the CEO of Uralchem Innovation, talked about the key trends that fledgling startup creators should pay attention to. ITMO.NEWS provides the cliff notes.