Saturday, July 22, 2017

Skolkovo technology competition winners announced

A team from Moscow competing at the recent More Than Moore technology competition in Skolkovo won first place with their seismic measurement device, the Seismotronika.

The measuring device uses cutting-edge technology in high-precision sensors to measure seismic activity.

The Moscow team won the first place prize of approximately $81,000 U.S.

Second place went to a Skolkovo team for their efficient 3-D micro assembly. They won approximately $64,000 U.S.

A team named CloudBEAR won third place for their 4G and 5G mobile communications coprocessor. They won approximately $48,000 U.S.

“We’re talking about a wide range of projects in the fields of information transfer, storage and processing,” Skolkovo’s Chief Organizer and Director for Hardware Projects Vasily Ryzhonkov said. “The contest gathered teams of various types - tech startups, small and medium engineering companies, design centers, researchers from different institutes and just inventors.”

Teams from throughout Russia presented 50 projects to judges in September. The judges reduced the number of projects to 12 for the final decision on Monday. 

“The jury found it tough to choose the winners,” Director of Skolkovo’s IT Science and Technology Nikolai Suetin said. “It was a genuine, serious fight.”

The contestants with the most business promise will be considered for residential status in Skolkovo.

Organizers originally created the content to encourage innovations in technology and computer hardware. The Skolkovo Hypercube hosted the contest.

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