ITMO University Digest: Residents of Our Accelerators

    Since 2012, one of the first startup accelerators, iDealMachine, has been operating in Russia, and currently there are 23 companies in its portfolio . Since 2015, our country also has an accelerator for startups in the field of optics and robotics Future Technologies . Moreover, for more than 5 years the intensive educational program SUMIT has been carried out .

    All these projects are united by the fact that they were created at ITMO University . The task of accelerators is to help talented young professionals build a viable technology business. Teams are provided with working premises, expert and mentoring support is provided, moreover, the most promising projects receive financial assistance.

    It is impossible to ignore the Technopark of ITMO University, whose mission is to develop promising areas of activity for residents and partners through the integration of education, science and business.

    We took part in the formation and development of a large number of startups from a wide variety of areas of activity. Well-known media wrote (and are writing) about these projects. Therefore, today we would like to bring to your attention a selection of publications devoted to accelerator residents.

    1) Oriense - the company is developing high-tech devices that combine computer vision and navigation technology and are designed to increase the social adaptation of the visually impaired.

    2) Miiix is a cloud-based information service for optimizing the operation of online stores.

    3) Prixel - a startup engaged in the production of relief copies of paintings.

    4) xTurion - a new generation mobile robot for monitoring apartments, country houses, offices and warehouses.

    • XTurion mobile robot for smart home
      xTurion will be of interest to everyone who is actively using a video monitoring system. In this article, read about the main functions of the robot (with pictures).
    • xTurion: Live coverage of Russia 1
      Report on the prospects of home security systems and the benefits of xTurion. The video is posted on the company's official YouTube channel.

    5) S&G AD is an advertising platform that uses technology to display ads with a person’s face to his friends through retargeting mechanisms.

    • Startup of the week: S&G AD
      Andrey Satin tells about his project: how the idea was born, about the difficulties, about the goals and at what stage the project is today.

    6) Smart Museum is a single platform for museums and visitors.

    7) RoboEd - provides professional educational programs in robotics for those who want any level of training.

    • I, robotics: why learn to make robots
      About what tasks designers of modern robots face, what awaits robotics students after graduation, and why educational programs such as RoboEd are needed

    8) Robodrom - a new generation gaming platform, consisting of several polygons on which users control real robots via the Internet.

    • 12 robotic projects from Russia
      In Russia, robotics is gaining momentum, and the author is considering the most significant projects in this field. Among them, without fail, Robodrom is also listed.

    9) “Quantum communications” - the company conducts theoretical and applied research in the field of quantum informatics.

    10) STC "Pribor" - is developing medical diagnostic devices.

    11) “Intelligent technologies for socio-cyberphysical systems” - the project is developing methods, models and technologies for automating various processes in socio-cyberphysical systems.

    12) “Metamaterials Laboratory” - conducts research and development in the field of metamaterials.

    13) Parseq Lab - a product and service for the genetic diagnosis of severe hereditary diseases.

    14) VeeRoute - the company is developing special algorithms for constructing routes in real time for shops, transport companies and courier services.

    • VeeRoute - IT Track Winner
      Interviews with the founders of the company about what prompted them to create the project, the course of development, as well as the features of the product.
    • VeeRoute on Russian roads
      The success of the project in the domestic competition of IT-developments Generation S.

    15) KhimLab is a small innovative enterprise engaged in the development of agricultural hydrogel.

    16) “Optimal movement” - is engaged in the production of tools for the automation and optimization of business processes.

    17) Rehabot - develops a simulator for people who have had a stroke.

    In conclusion, I want to note that not all startups that have passed through acceleration programs are represented here. Moreover, ITMO University plans to launch new projects designed to help develop the ideas of entrepreneurs and build strong businesses on their basis.

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