SPIEF Junior

National Technology Initiative Olympiad: A Social Lift for a Team of Technological Breakthroughs

03 Jun , 14:30–16:00
Panel discussion
SPIEF Junior, courtyard
Panel discussion with youngsters with the support of ‘Kruzhok Movement’ National Technological Initiative

Technological modernization and advanced technological development projects in Russia require more than just staffing. Their success directly depends on whether millennials become a generation of technology entrepreneurs. This means that today’s high school students should be able to try being a leader of a technology team and create their own device or programme that actually works, completes the task, and makes people's lives better. Participants and winners of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) Olympiad and other team-based engineering competitions have this experience.
The session will focus on designing the NTI Olympiad, a social lift for technology-minded young people that encompasses all schools in Russia and is accessible to every student. The session will be attended by winners and runners-up of the NTI Olympiad, champions of international engineering competitions, and leading heads of government agencies responsible for the development of science, education, and technology.

Dmitry Zemtsov, Vice Rector for Development, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU); Head of the National Technology Initiative Working Group for the Development of Supplementary and Non-Formal Education, Kruzhok Movement

Nikita Anisimov, Rector, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Natalya Kravchenko, Chairwoman, Commission for the Development of Preschool, School, and Secondary Vocational Education and Educational Activities, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Valery Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation