Russland Tag 2016: participation of SPbPU IAMT staff in the exhibition and business events
On May 25, 2016, the 2nd business forum “Unternehmertag: Russland in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern” (Russland Tag 2016) was held in Rostock, Germany. It was dedicated to the fostering of economic relations between the two countries. Among the distinguished guests were Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia, and Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany.
As part of this event, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (SPbPU IAMT) employees and their German partners, BaltiCO company, whose office is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, presented to Denis Manturov and Erwin Sellering, Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, their joint project aimed at developing advanced manufacturing technologies in the area of composite construction materials.
(From L to R) Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany, Marina Kovalchikova / SNA Marine Consulting, Andrey Falaleev, IAMT Director, Andrey Andreev, Deputy Director of the SPbPU Computer-Aided Engineering Centre of Excellence, Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia
Professor Andrey Falaleev, IAMT Director, took part in the workshop “Education and Science: German-Russian Cooperation between Universities and Industries”, giving a report on the reforms in engineering universities in the age of globalization, development of Internet technologies, and emergence of the knowledge economy.
Andrey Andreev, Deputy Director of the SPbPU Computer-Aided Engineering Centre of Excellence (key IAMT unit), and Alexander Karandashev, Chief Engineer in the projects of the SPbPU Joint Institute of Science and Technology, took part in a workshop “Energy”, which involved discussions of new opportunities arising due to the launch and implementation of several large-scale commercial projects and state programmes in the field of energy, including the renewable one. The agenda included the issues related to LNG supply to Europe since experts forecast a significant growth of this market, which is expected to drastically increase the demand for transportation solutions. Participants also discussed plans regarding the development of the Nord Stream 2 project.