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The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.


Project 5-100 took part in the 2nd Annual National Expo Forum VUZPROMEXPO-2014

October 3, 2014

On 30 September the 2nd Annual National Expo Forum “VUZPROMEXPO 2014: Russian science – the foundation of industrialization” completed its work in the Moscow’s Gostiny Dvor. The expo was organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. More than 100 universities and more than 80 enterprises took part in the expo.

VUZPROMEXPO-2014 also attracted some high-profile visitors from various ministries and corporations. Among the attendees and guests at the expo were Dmitry Livanov (Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation); Alexander Povalko and Alexander Klimov (Deputy Ministers of Education and Science); Mikhail Alashkevich ( Director of Finance, Budgeting, Methodology and Economics of Education and Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation); Grigory Andruschak (Director for Strategy, Analysis and Forecasting of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation); Julia Khanzhina (Deputy Director for Strategic Development of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation); Alexander Kashirin (Managing Director for Strategy and Head of Innovation and Strategic Development of the State Corporation “Rostechnology”); Dr. Rolf Epstein (member of the Management Board of the Russo-German Chamber of Commerce); Tatiana Sazonova (Senior Director and Head of the Department of Intellectual Property, “Phillips”), and other notables.

Two important events unfolded during the expo: a meeting of the Multiagency Commission for Technological Forecasting of the Presidium of the President’s Council for Modernization of the Economy and Innovative Development of Russia and an extended meeting of the Coordination Council for government support of cooperation of the Russian higher education institutions and organizations. These lengthy encounters involved complex projects for the creation of advanced hi-tech industry under the chairmanship of Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

Project 5-100 participated in VUZPROMEXPO for the first time and was represented by a large stand comprising the universities-participants in the Project. Visitors to the expo were attracted by various installations and machines which were displayed on the stands of the universities and on the podium in the center of the Project’s venue. The guests were impressed by a remote-controlled underwater vehicle developed by the students of the Far-Eastern Federal University: a small spacecraft named “Aist” made by a team from the Samara Aerospace University which had already been in space; a pilot inspection and search installation designed by the Tomsk Polytechnic University; an apparatus for non-contact treatment of various illnesses from the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University; and a spectroradiometer from MIPT. The Ural Federal University presented its latest achievements in the sphere of reverse engineering, and MEPhI displayed its wares in the sphere of diagnostics of oncological illnesses of the gastro-intestinal tract; MISIS offered a self-propelled endoscope, as well as a clip holder and a stapler for blood vessels. Kazan Federal University presented its technologies in the sphere of oil processing and refining, while The Higher School of Economics put before the eyes of the observers a cloud server platform for consolidation of resources of various architectures.

The achievements of 3D medicine demonstrated by the Lobachevki University of Nizhny Novgorod also got a lot of attention as well as the installation for inspection of aircraft hardware shown by the Tomsk State University -- and equally impressive were the dark-matter detector designed by the University of Novosibirsk and the non-screen interactive display created by the ITMO University.

Representatives of the universities were happy tell the numerous visitors about their creations – their histories, operating principles and practical usage.

The universities were elated with the quality and content of the business program, the eminence of the participants and the impressive academic background of the visitors to the forum. The expo provided an ideal opportunity to make contacts, find investors, and share experience and ideas for those wishing to advertise their designs and equipment for scientific use.

“The stand of the Project 5-100 enabled the university participants to demonstrate what they are capable of”, said a representative of ITMO University. In addition, the universities which had undergone rebranding had the opportunity to re-introduce themselves, their brand and their company mission in impressive style at the Moscow forum.

The Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Alexander Povalko, was pleased with the results of the expo and noted the high competitive potential of the universities-participants in the Project. He spent some time talking to the researchers whose projects were displayed during the expo and had a look at the various installations presented at the stands.