The project of USUE students took first place at the International competition of projects of students, postgraduates, and young scientists "Cities 2030 - Digital Economy", which was held July 11 at INNOPROM.
.July 11, the International Trade Fair INNOPROM-2018 hosted the final of the International competition of projects of students, postgraduates, and young scientists "Cities 2030 - digital economy", organized by the City Administration of Yekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk regional branch of the Russian Union of Young Scientists.
The organizing committee of the contest received 46 projects on urban development from nine cities in Russia, Finland, Peru, and China. The projects concerned the introduction of innovative technologies in a city, Wi-Fi realization in metro, organization of electric scooters rental, development of energy-efficient buildings and facilities, software and hardware complex for managing traffic and public transport, creation of a shared information space for a smart city, and others.
Welcoming the audience, Andrei Koryukov, the deputy head for Strategic Planning, Management and Finance at the City Administration of Yekaterinburg, said, "It is very pleasant to realize that our youth is ready to generate new ideas, develop interesting projects in different areas of urban development. He reminded that the projects - winners of today's contest will be presented to the All-Russia Forum for Strategic Development "Cities of Russia 2030: Digital Future", which will be held November 14-15, 2018 in Yekaterinburg.
25 experts, including USUE faculty members (Professor N. Vlasova, Assistant Professor I. Antipina, and Associate Professor O. Ergunova) selected 6 projects-finalists:
As the first deputy head of the City Administration of Yekaterinburg Alexei Kozhemyako said, one of the principal features of the development and implementation of the Strategic Development Plan of Yekaterinburg was and continues to be joint participation of representatives of all spheres of urban life: business, public organizations and science. Young scientists who bring fresh ideas into this activity and find non-trivial ways of their realization play a special role in this process. So, the competition, which this year is held for the second time, is especially relevant.
"The 21st century is the century of cities. They will become the drivers of the economic development of countries in the near future. And digital technology is the future of cities. I would like to note that thanks to the City Administration of Yekaterinburg the scientific youth of not only our city and our country, but the entire world, has the opportunity to present their projects. This is wonderful!" Olga Ergunova, the chair of the Sverdlovsk branch of the Russian Union of Young Scientists saysОльгаЕргунова..
According to the decision of the expert commission, the winner was the project of USUE students Oleg Khristolyubov and Anna Shatilova, ooon the use of augmented reality glasses for the development of tourism. Thus, the developers expect to increase the interest of tourists to Yekaterinburg and the attendance of museums as well as to stimulate the development of new technologies, to attract young people to the city's study and to raise the recognition of Yekaterinburg in the world.