“Self-Employed” School Contest Winners Visit Skolkovo

The Moscow Agency of Innovations has completed Self-Employed, a contest for schoolchildren interested in new technologies and keen on creating personal tech projects.

Authors of the strongest projects, teams from School 423 and the Kurchatov School, were invited for a guided tour to Skolkovo Technology Park, where they had a chance to visit shared resource centers and other infrastructural facilities.

Residents of Hackspace greeted the schoolchildren in a laser-cutting workshop and showed them various equipment in action: extrusion and photopolymer printers, engravers, and milling machines. The students also visited the manufacturing premises of Motorika, a company that specializes in bionic arm prosthetics, and talked with the company's employees. They also had a chance to see production in progress as well as prototypes of future products.

At the end of their field trip, the students presented their digital and biotech projects to a professional audience. They received feedback and were invited to continue working on their solutions at the Technology of Opportunities Center.