Events 20 October 2015

PIIF-2015: Fruitful participation of IAMT’s staff in stand work and numerous business events

On October 7th – 9th, 2015, the 8th St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum (PIIF) was held, a major congress and exhibition event in the North-West, which brings together key players in innovations.


Prof. Alexey Borovkov, Vice-Rector for Advanced Projects, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, and Chief Executive Officer for Research, SPbPU Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (IAMT), was among active participants in PIIF events.

When government officials attended the stand, Alexey Borovkov introduced Georgy Poltavchenko, governor of St. Petersburg, to IAMT’s activities. In particular, he showed samples made with direct laser growing technology.

He also acquainted the governor with the initiatives of IAMT as a member of the Project Consortium formed as part of the “Advanced Production Technologies” working team of the National Technology Initiative (NTI is a set of measures to create fundamentally new markets and conditions for Russia’s global technological leadership by 2035). The Consortium’s main objective is to implement a long-term vision for the “Factories of the Future” before 2035.

At SPbPU’s stand, guests were offered to use augmented reality technology to see all the advantages of the Factories under design, i.e. Digital, Smart and Virtual Factories.


After the governor’s visit, SPbPU and Sverdlovsk Region High-Tech Technopark signed a partnership agreement; IAMT will provide Technopark with computer engineering expertise (CAD/CAM/CAE/CAO services). The operator of the agreement was Martal SPb, a Russian office of the international company Martal Consulting Group.

Pic (from left to right): Alexey  Borovkov, Vice-Rector for Advanced Projects, SPbPU, Evgeny Siniborov, head of the Sverdlovsk Region High-Tech Technopark

Moreover, Alexey Borovkov took part in a number of PIIF business events as an expert and a keynote speaker. The events included:

plenary session devoted to innovative technology development;

open studio “Business 2.0” (an interview on IAMT’s work and development plans);

business project session “St. Petersburg – 2.0.-4.0.”;

round table “Presentation of the Roadmap of the Advanced Production Technologies NTI”, organised by the Center for Strategic Research “North-West” Foundation.