BATTLE OF STARTUPS “IT’S TIME TO GROW A HORN”, IT-CLUSTER, AND VNTU IS A FORGE OF IT-STAFF

 

Rector of VNTU, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Volodymyr Hrabko and Head of the Department of training and production integration of VNTU, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Kostiantyn Koval participated in two large-scale IT-events of Vinnytsia

There happened two large-scale IT-events in the life of Vinnytsia in one day: the presentation and creation of an IT-cluster of Vinnytsia and the battle of startups.

 

In the first half of the day, the official presentation of Vinnytsia IT-cluster was held at the Creative Center “Artynov”.

 

Dmytro Sofyna, one of the initiators of Vinnytsia IT-cluster, presented the structure and purposes of the cluster. The presentation was attended by managers of IT-companies, heads of educational institutions, representatives of civic and business organizations in the IT- field, representatives of media.

 

Professor Hrabko was invited as an expert to the Panel discussion “Education in the IT-field of the city”, where the training and re-training of future specialists in the field of information technologies, as well as the problems of employment of current students of universities and graduates of other educational institutions, courses, etc., were discussed.

 

A number of companies have demonstrated their willingness to cooperate in enrolling students to practice, providing assignments for course and degree designing based on real production needs aimed at solving specific practical tasks.

 

A lot of attending specialists from the leading IT-companies of the city emphasized that VNTU is provided the sufficient technical training. Moreover, the UNIVERSITY actively implements a number of new initiatives ─ Startup school and youth engineering movement IT-SCOUTS.

 

And in the evening the battle of startups of Vinnytsia “It’s time to grow a horn”, which was organized by the platform Startup.Network and Uksybbank BNP Paribas Group, took place.

 

The participants of the event were Dmytro Sofyna, Vitalii Pohosian, Artur Kiulian and Andrii Removskyi, and the moderator was Andrii Bezghubenko.

 

Eleven teams that presented their own startup projects took part in the battle of startups. Among them there were 4 that are graduates of the startup school “SikorskyChallenge” of Vinnytsia, which works on the basis of Vinnytsia National Technical University. Head of the startup school “SikorskyChallenge” Kostiantyn Koval was a member of the jury of the battle of startups.

 

The winners the battle are Quest travel and 4BioSens, who will compete in the final for the main prize – ten thousand dollars.

 

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