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KSTU team returned from “Island 10-22”

KSTU team returned from “Island 10-22”


KSTU team returned from “Island 10-22”

     On July 22 Skoltech completed its workshop “Island 10-22”. Over 2500 people took part in it, representing 100 management teams from universities and research centers from 72 regions of the country and scientists from many countries of the world, entrepreneurs and financiers aimed at finding new ideas and new talents. According to the results of the intensive project, KSTU team entered the top three.

     Kaliningrad State Technical University was represented by Alexander Nedostup (Vice-Rector for Industrial Scientific and Methodological Activities, Head of the Delegation), Alexander Merkulov (Director of KSTU Technopark), Elena Moroz ( Head of KSTU Programmes and Projects Department), Anastasia Zavadskaya (Leading Specialist of KSTU Programmes and Projects Department), Alexander Tristanov (Head of the Department of Informatics and Information Technologies of KSTU), Evgenia Zemlyakova (Deputy Dean for Scientific Work of the Faculty of Mechanics and Technology), Andrei Nikishin (Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical Equipment of Ships and Electrical Power Engineering of KSTU), Ekaterina Karaseva (graduate student of KSTU), Alexander Belykh (Deputy Director of the Support Center for Gifted Children and Entrepreneur), Andrei Vasilyev (Representative of SOHO company). The support group working in Kaliningrad was led by the university rector Vladimir Volkogon, who was unable to travel as a team leader to Skolkovo, since the duration of the "10-22" workshop coincided with the International Fishery Forum in St. Petersburg.

     The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, 20.35 University, NTI Platform, Skolkovo Foundation, Russian Venture Company, Agency for Strategic Initiatives, and "Digital Economy" ANCO.

     The total number of “Island” events exceeded 2000, including 239 laboratory modules, 231 master classes (including more than 50 on the subject of artificial intelligence), as well as lectures and practical exercises aimed at team building, creating projects, solving the problems of including universities in the implementation of technological breakthrough. It is very important that the intensive programme of “Island 10-22” included 3 lectures given by the representative of KSTU - the director of the technopark Alexander Merkulov. Lecture topics: “Aspects of technological singularity”, “Hyper-technical systems” and “Synthesis platform of hyper-technical systems”.

     During the intensive course, the teams set up more than 300 inter-university projects in the field of data-based management, creation of new personalized educational formats, and joint development of artificial intelligence technologies. Together with Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, KSTU entered the top three projects on artificial intelligence and began to work with these universities in the direction of developing a network of master degree programmes.

     To support and implement these projects, a service model of agreements on the interaction of all participants in the technological development ecosystem was launched during the "Island". Therefore, our university has a unique opportunity to organize personalized training in relevant areas of the digital economy, taking into account the personal intellectual, psychological and physiological abilities of each student.

     The catalogue contains more than 120 services: products, projects, platform solutions and franchises from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, 20.35 University, NTI Platform, ASI, RVС, Skolkovo, NTI Competence Centers, Young Professionals (Worldskills Russia), International Сooperation Agency, HSE, MIPT, KSTU and technology park enterprises. The number of services is constantly increasing due to new participants and is being improved, filled with new content, which is clearly illustrated by the NBIKS platform developed by KSTU employees. Services help universities quickly integrate into the ecosystem of technological development. The digital platform of the catalogue enables online franchise agreements between service providers and universities. Representatives of the universities participating in the workshop signed more than 300 agreements on interaction, both among themselves and with participants of the technological development ecosystem.

     It is noted that the mentors of the participants were representatives of government agencies, key specialists of the largest research and educational centers and leading companies. The programme of 40 visionary lectures was delivered by the leading speakers of the Skolkovo Foundation and Skoltekh, and well-known experts from abroad.

     During the workshop, 1,500 students uploaded file artifacts to their personal accounts to confirm their educational experience and digital footprint. The total number of those artifacts was about 40 thousand (more than 1 GB). Only by collecting a real digital trace of educational activity, and by analyzing it, in the modern educational environment you can see what and how participants learn, what competencies are best perceived; in which activity, in which combinations, training is the most effective.

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