From July 10 to July 22, 2019 at the base of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation the educational conference Ostrov 10-22. It is organized by the Ministry of Science of the Russian Federation, the Foundation “Skolkovo”, Skolteh, the Russian Venture Company (RWC), the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), the University of STI “20.35” and the STI platform. More than 1,500 people – students, teachers, rectors, entrepreneurs, managers – became participants.
The signing of more than 1,000 cooperation agreements by the universities was an important result of the conference activities. The aim of intensive training is to create and develop teams of regional universities that can implement systemic changes in the field of training of personnel for technological development. The team of our university has successfully passed the selection process conducted by the system of artificial intelligence without the participation of experts and has entered the top 100 university teams invited to participate in the conference.
The work schedule was very tight. It started at 7:00 a.m. Before 9:00, there were various recreational activities. Further up to 13:00 – laboratory on the profile of the team member. The rector track «Strategic Management of the University» in which the leaders of educational organizations worked occupied a separate place. From 14.30 till half-five different trainings, business games, master classes, etc. At 16:30, group work began to form a unified university transformation team. From 20:00 till 23:00, there were Visitor lectures, which were held by prominent scientific, state and political figures, as well as representatives of business, such as Palsiefer Scott, Nunzio Nuakarelli, Anatoly Chubais, Vasily Tretyakov, Aleksey Borovkov, etc. We worked all weekend!
Our team has taken an active part in the work of the Ostrov! Many new information has been received, personal contacts have been established with representatives of other universities, and 13 cooperation agreements have been signed with university partners. A. A. Solovyov RSATU, together with 78 universities, signed with the University of STI «20.35» on the implementation of the network project «Artificial Intelligence». Alexander Suztykin, the Dean of FPK, working in the laboratory of DPD, headed an initiative subgroup, which also included colleagues from Voronezh and Nizhny Novgorod. They developed a project that was recognized as the best in the section and reported to an expert commission that included representatives of the leadership of the Ministry of Science.
All members of the team of our University became STI experts in the fields of Edunet, Technet, Energynet, have received certificates of conference participants . By the index of expertise among the teams – our team is in 4th place.
The results achieved by the team on the island, the information, knowledge and skills gained will be used to develop the University’s Strategic Development Programme 2020-2025.