Our university took part in the IV Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development “Open Innovations” for the fourth time. The event was held between 28 October – 1 November in the 75th exhibition showroom of the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. This year our university presented a unique project as part of the Voronezh region display: fibre optic diagnostic and control tool for carious and non-carious pathology treatment.
Since 2012, the "Open Innovations" forum has been held annually in Moscow under the Governmental Decree of the Russian Federation. Among the event's organisers were the Government of the city of Moscow, Russian nanotechnology corporation ROSNANO, Russian Venture Company, the Skolkovo Foundation, Vnesheconombank, and the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology. This year for the first time the forum included a five day international professional congress and a technology show exhibition.
The topic of the forum was "Man at the intersection of technological revolution trends". Each of the five days was dedicated to an area of life that is undergoing changes as a result of technological evolution: productivity, environment, education, health and entertainment industry.
The Voronezh region stand offered the forum participants an opportunity to see multimedia achievements of the capital of the Black Earth Region. They also enjoyed watching a fascinating mapping show "Goto Predestinatia" that took them back to the times of Peter I. The audio visual show was played at the stand every 30 minutes and attracted thousands of spectators, including the Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation Nikolay Nikiforov, the First Deputy Minister of the Government of the Voronezh Region Andrey Revkov, and the Head of the Department of Communications and Mass Media Artem Verkhovtsev.
During the forum VSU presented a project by a master's student of the Faculty of Computer Sciences Andrey Vorontsov – fibre optic diagnostic and control tool for carious and non-carious pathology treatment. Additionally, the Head of an innovative business incubator Alexander Khvan had many meetings with current and potential partners and colleagues, including negotiations with representatives of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology, the Foundation for Internet Development, Russian Venture Company, and others. Some VSU partners also took part in the Voronezh Region display – Additive Technology Centre and the Wizart Animation studio.
'The Voronezh Region has been successfully and speedily developing its innovation ecosystem. Voronezh State University has a great research and innovation potential. Its participation in such forums and exhibitions as "Open Innovations" gives an opportunity for extending its cooperation with the world's leading innovation and high tech specialists' said Alexander Khvan.