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The St. Petersburg-based project Road Accident Solver, which specializes in the development of road accident analysis and prevention software, has signed a $10 million contract with the Kazakhstan-based company TOO IT Creation. Kazakhstan has one of the world’s highest rates of deaths in traffic incidents, which is why the parties plan to use Road Accident Solver software to reduce the number of accidents and develop smart-city systems.
Cybersport, Innovative Healthcare and Retail Solutions: Startups Present Their Projects at iHarvest Angels Pitch Session
ITMO University’s business accelerator Future Technologies has recently hosted a pitch session by the business angels club iHarvest Angels. Its aim was to select promising projects to invest in their development. Three winning projects will receive consulting support from leading experts as well as an opportunity to attract financing.
This September, ITMO University’s business accelerator Future Technologies has switched to a new working format. Instead of banking on short-term acceleration programs that didn’t fully cater to each individual startup’s distinctive features and needs, FT’s novel plan involves experts and startup teams interacting on a one-on-one basis. There are some changes to the participation rules, too; any project big or small can now apply for the Future Technologies’ resident status and work its way up from developing product prototypes to upscaling the company.
TuSion is a neurogaming app that helps users develop their cognitive abilities by playing with the power of their minds. The app allows to decrease one’s level of stress and increase productivity. In the past, the team participated in ITMO’s Future Technologies accelerator. Since then, the project has undergone many changes, and its team has participated in many startup festivals and contests. Their members have recently returned from the *ship international festival in Finland where they made it into to the 10 best startup teams, and will soon participate in an acceleration program in New York. We’ve spoken to TuSion’s CEO Andrei Hapsasov and learned how the project changed over time, whether there is any point in participating in contests and conferences, and how to participate effectively.
Resident startups of ITMO’s Future Technologies acceleration program have presented their projects at a pitch session for investors, mentors, members of the press and special guests at the event FT Startup Drive. This is a new format of presentation in which the top priority is placed on the quality of the jury and the expert pool as opposed to the number of guests. Participants had the chance to get personal advice from members of the jury and the mentors.
The fifth acceleration program Future Technologies has recently started at ITMO University; this time, a record high number of projects passed the selection process. Various startups in the fields of VR, food, videogaming, blockchain, nanotechnologies and other will be thoroughly prepared for entering the market.
On September 21, as part of the St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum (SPIIF), a Demo Day was held for ITMO Business Incubator’s acceleration program Future Technoogies. Ten teams presented their ideas to the expert jury, special guests and visitors. Over the course of five months, the projects have gone through many stages, from initial prototypes to final products, and acquired market introduction strategies. Visitors of the Forum could learn more about ITMO University’s technological projects at a special exhibition.
The concept of emulating the human brain with a computer first appeared in science fiction as a trope of “mind uploading.” Thanks to the phenomenal technological progress of late, a lot of science fiction has become actual science, and brain emulation is no exception to that trend. These days there are a myriad research initiatives intended to solve the technological and engineering tasks needed to achieve whole brain emulation (WBE). Some projects aim to aggregate the results of such research, detect global trends, encourage collaboration and determine the vectors of scientific progress. The Carboncopies foundation, where ITMO University’s Master’s student Ilya Sapranidi works as a volunteer, reviews scientific literature and research, encourages scientific collaboration and increases the awareness of academia about the risks and advantages of such technology. ITMO.NEWS has tried to find out how this unbelievable idea is slowly becoming a reality.
It's most unpleasant when your gadget goes flat at the most inappropriate moment, and you have no way to charge it. When in the city, it is only uncomfortable, but what about being out in the country, or in an emergency situation? Residents of the Future Technologies accelerator offer an answer to this problem — they've developed a miniature power source that is great at charginglow-power devices like mobile phones. Stepan Konakov, the project’s author, shared about his invention.
Operating devices with the power of one's mind, "seeing" one's own tastes and other's hidden wishes with a special app and a neural interface — this is something many dream of, and something that may well become reality thanks to the TuSion project by the residents of ITMO's Future Technologies accelerator. Their technology can be used in almost any kind of device and can be applied in retail, medicine, VR, Smart House systems and many other fields. Vladimir Kublashvili, one of the project's founders, shared about the promising invention and its possible applications.