2 November 2013, 22:54

The third day of the Open Innovations Forum is dedicated to the exhibition. All visitors are welcomed to see what various innovation centers and institutes are working on.  

Skolkovo presents one of its new projects called Carbon Vally. This project helps to collect big data from medicine centers, analyze it, systematize it and then send it to medic labs that are developing new drugs and vaccines. The program is aimed at improving the quality of health care.

Visitors f the exhibition can spend their time is a Smart City. This is a huge exhibition platform representing a city divided in different sections: Smart House, Smart Market, Smart Library, Smart School, Smart Hospital. Each section explains how IT technologies and new apps can make life easier in a big city. For instance, Smart Market offers new apps for mobile phones that allow you to pay for goods and products with your mobile phone. And a special application for your house will switch on the lights, music and make a cup of coffee with a toast precisely at the time when you weak up and get ready for work.

The State Technical University MADI presents a new project called "Electric Formula." Students created the first in Russia electric racing car that pics up speed to 100 kilometers per hour just in five seconds. And it cn run up to 25 kilometers using just one battery.

Another Russian Research University based in St. Petersburg presents two robots at the exhibition: the green one and the yellow one. The robots can dance, jump and walk. Last year the University won the main prize in 2012 World Robot Olympiad in China for creating seven robots that can simultaneously dance.

The Forum country partners Finland and France also have their exhibition platforms. France presents laser beam correction optics for producing cheap energy. The country also searches for Russian scientists who could develop this project.

Finland presents atomic layer deposition – this is the thinest layer of nano tape which is used in solar batteries. It helps to accumulate more energy than without it. The company that develops this tapes searches wants to
attract more Russian investors to the project.

The Russian University of Science and Technology MISIS presents new spareparts for airplanes. The latest development is a turbine blade for airplane engines which is twice lighter than the usual one. If the weight of the turbine blade is almost 1 kg, the new ones weight just 500 grams. The investors from France and the US, and Russia are ready to buy this technology to use it in the civil and military aviation industry.

At the exhibition visitors were amazed by a human-like robot developed by the Russian company Neirobotics. The robot, his name is Alex, looks like a real human. He has blue eyes and white hair. When you touch his skin it fells like you touch the skin f a real human. Alex speaks Russian, English, French, German, Chinese and Japanese. He can listen, speak, answer questions. He also can imitate your voice. In addition Alex knows how
to smile, he can become sad, angry, amazed and amused.

Robots like Alex are used in education, and to replace humans when the work is dangerous. This robot is like an avatar (if you remember this 3D movie, it is almost the same). You connect to such robots from your home and control them, you can speak, listen and see using such robots.

Visitors of the exhibition can also find out what a start-up is on a very easy example – on a cup of coffee. To make a start-up (or a coffee) you need: scientists (=coffee beans), investments (=water), an idea (= a cup) and a nano center (= a coffee machine, where you mix all of these ingredients). Then you can add an entrepreneur (= milk) and domestic or foreign partners (sugar or sweet flavor) on your own taste. So you add it all together and in the end you get a tasty coffee or a start-up that bring you pleasure/benefit, or you dislike it and leave it aside and try something else.

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