Top Nizhny University Projects Set to Make Splash in U.S.

17 Apr 2014

Lobachevsky UNN, the largest university in Nizhny Novgorod, in Russia’s mid-Volga area, is introducing its best young innovative companies later this month to the business and academic communities in the U.S. state of Maryland.

Four hand-picked technology projects developed by UNN spin-outs are heading for the Maryland State University on Apr. 21 where they will have almost two weeks to pitch their ideas to local stakeholders and potential investors/customers at the Maryland University’s International Business Incubator, UNN told Marchmont News.

Microsoft Allocates $1 Million to MSU

11 Apr 2014

Microsoft has awarded a grant of $1 million to Moscow State University (MSU) to support a laboratory conducting research in the field of big data and computer vision. Vice President of Microsoft Research Connections Tony Hey made the announcement at a press conference in Moscow, reports.

Innovating for the Sake of Innovation: An Interview with Michael Kechinov

Michael Kechinov
Monday, March 24, 2014

Michael Kechinov is the founder of Rees46, an Internet service for e-commerce and co-founder of Coffeelab, an early-stage internet-startup accelerator. An expert in recommending systems and personalization services, Kechinov posses a wealth of experience and often acts as a CTO for the various companies he is involved in. His development studio has played a remarkable role in the development of the Russian startup-community as the organizer of HackDay, a marathon 48-hour event where participants workshop prototypes of projects before presenting them to colleagues, experts and investors.

EMC Founds Research Center at Petersburg University

21 Mar 2014

America’s EMC, a global leader in information technology as a service (ITaaS), and St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (STU) have launched a joint research and educational center for students of the university, according to a report by

IT Scholarships to Increase by 34% in 2015

20 Feb 2014

Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science has approved the number of scholarships for IT programs available for the 2015-2016 academic year, according to a statement by Russia’s Ministry of Communications and Mass Media. The number of scholarships available as a whole increased by 34 percent, while support for graduate programs in computer science has increased by 74 percent.

Coding School Opens in Moscow

16 Dec 2013

A Western-style coding school has been opened by the Russian entrepreneurs Kirill Zhvalov and Vadim Rezvyi in partnership with Dream Industries’ DI Telegraph project.

According to the founders, Moscow Coding School (MCS) offers a “unique environment in which developers from successful Russian and Western start-ups, and media and Internet companies use topical courses to involve those who are interested in the world of web coding and mobile development by helping both newcomers and professionals deepen their knowledge through the implementation of real projects.”

Students from Russia and the U.S. to Compete in Creativity

11 Dec 2013

Russia’s Initiative Group, which includes representatives of the National Association of Innovation and Development of Information Technology (NAIRIT), the National University of Science and Technology (MISA) and a range of academic and business organizations began discussions with the leadership of Harvard University over the regulations for a competition between student teams from MISA and Harvard in the field of creative thinking, reports

Russian Ministry of Communications to Promote IT

12 Nov 2013

“The number of specialists the Russian IT industry needs is expected to double in the next five years, which means we need to promote this sector starting in secondary school,” said the head of the Ministry of Communications Nikolai Nikiforov, reports.

ITSM Junior League Winners Announced

29 Sep 2013

The winners of the first League of Junior ITSM contest, sponsored by itSMF, were announced at the Russian IT Service Management forum, reports ItSMF Russia is a non-profit organization established to promote best practices in the field of IT services management.

Applicants were required to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the field of IT management services. The competition brought together graduates from various regions in occupations related to ITSM, including Applied Computer Science and Information Management.

16-year-old Students Create Laser Scanner

30 Aug 2013

A prototype of a 3D laser scanner is among the top three finalists at the Elevator to the Future scientific research and educational summer school, according to Systema, reports

The technology for the remote scanning of a bas-relief surface using a laser rangefinder was developed by Daniel Velovatyn and Maxim Hivintsev two 16-year–old high school students from Novosibirsk. The laser scans spatial data that is then imported using software the students developed to create an accurate three-dimensional image.


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