Winners of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) contest will get +10 scores in addition to the results of the unified state exam (EGE)

In the run-up to the May holidays, the winners of the NTI Contest were awarded in the All-Russian Children’s Center “Orlenok” – the first all-Russian engineering competition among students in grades 8-11 by the areas of activity of the National Technology Initiative (NTI). The Head of the Moscow University of Mechanical Engineering (MAMI) Andrey Nikolaenko promised the students to add 10 scores to the results of their Unified State Exam.

“Many participants of the Contest were prepared for the solution of engineering tasks better than some adults. They definitely deserved 10 scores in addition to the results of their Unified State Exam, and we will certainly consider them in our University,” - said Andrey Nikolayenko at the end of the competition.

Two other technical universities, such as Tomsk Polytechnic University and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University are ready to accept the finalists of the NTI Contest as well.

Winners of the First All-Russian NTI Contest in the team event are:

in the “Autonomous Transport Systems” direction:

  • Artem Vasyunik, State Budget Professional Educational Institution “Vorobyovy Gory” (Moscow), 8 grade
  • Nikita Zubach, Municipal Autonomous General Educational Institution “School No. 19 (Kaliningrad), 9 grade
  • Valentin Prikalab, Municipal Budgetary General Educational Institution “Lyceum No. 62” (Kemerovo), 9 grade
  • Yuri Saprunov, Municipal Autonomous General Educational Institution “Lyceum No. 18” (Kaliningrad), 9 grade

in the “Intellectual Energy Systems” direction:

  • Daniil Zhiganov, State Budget Professional Educational Institution “School No. 2090” (Moscow), 11 grade
  • Dmitry Mikhalin, State Budget Professional Educational Institution “School No. 2090” (Moscow), 10 grade
  • Nikolay Nikolich, State Budget Professional Educational Institution “School No. 2090” (Moscow), 11 grade
  • Fedor Ryazanov, State Budget Professional Educational Institution “School No. 2090” (Moscow), 11 grade

in the “Space Systems” direction:

  • Daniil Gubaydullin, Municipal Educational Institution “Lyceum No. 23” (Podolsk), 8 grade
  • Denis Konstantinov, Municipal Autonomous General Educational Institution “Gymnasium No. 6” (Tomsk), 9 grade
  • Gulnara Sungatullina, State Autonomous Educational Institution “Lyceum Innopolis” (Tatarstan), 9 grade
  • Regina Tavabilova, State Autonomous Educational Institution “Lyceum Innopolis” (Tatarstan), 9 grade

in the “Big Data and Machine Learning” direction:

  • Vsevolod Zhidkov, Municipal Budgetary General Educational Institution “Votkinsk Lyceum” (Votkinsk), 8 grade
  • Vladimir Tatosyan, State Budget Educational Institution “Pablo Neruda Lyceum No. 1568” (Moscow), 9 grade
  • Aleksei Shekhirin, Municipal Budgetary General Educational Institution “Gymnasium No. 21 (Arkhangelsk), 9 grade

Several thousands of students took part in the try-outs for the Contest; about 100 of them were invited to the Finals.

The finalists in the “Intellectual Energy Systems” direction had to develop a continuous power grid for a village model consisting of different sources and energy storage units. The finalists in the “Space Systems” direction assembled some models of an orbiting satellite, adjusted on-board computers and systems, assigned a scientific flight program. The students in the “Autonomous Transport Systems” direction developed a working model of a self-driving car, a robotized catamaran, an aircraft and a communications satellite. The participants in the “Big Data and Machine Learning” direction analyzed social networks and identified some hidden relationships among users.

The NTI Contest has combined the initiatives specializing in the cooperation with young talents: the preparation for the Contest was conducted at the project school “Lift to the Future”, fablabs, Centers for Youth Innovation Creativity (TsMIT) and children’s Kvantorium technology parks.

Two winning places in the individual standing in the “Autonomous Transport Systems” direction were occupied by the students from Khanty-Mansiysk, where Russia’s first children’s Kvantorium technopark was opened in November 2015.

“In Russia we can see the oncoming generation of future engineers, youngsters of 13-14 years old, who have grown up on new technologies, - stressed

The organizers of the Contest used the best practices of the existing engineering competitions as well. For example, the “Space Systems” was developed on the basis of the all-Russian tournament “Orbita”, and two first places in the nomination “Big Data and Machine Learning” were occupied by the teams, which reached the Finals following the results of IT-GoTo Hackathon.

“The next step in the development of the NTI Contest should be entering the international competitions, for example, on biotechnology, big data or development of satellites in the Cubesat format, or even participation in the X Prize format competitions. The Russian technology leaders should get used to operating in the conditions of global competition since school time”, - said Evgeny Kuznetsov, Deputy General Director of “RVK” OJSC.

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The first all-Russian National Technology Initiative (NTI) Contest was organized by three Polytechnic Universities: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Tomsk universities. 

The competition is held with the support of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), the General partner of the NTI Contest is “RVK”, OJSC.