Students of the leading Ukrainian universities went to Europe in search of technological solutions for their cities
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The participants Make It Smart in Warsaw
Warsaw. The second day. The 32nd floor of the business centre of Warsaw Trade Tower. Here the Ukrainian students, the project participants Make It Smart presented to experts in the field of Smart City their innovative projects, which are aimed at improving the comfort of living in their cities. We have already introduced you to the finalists of the Make It Smart who seek to change our country, and also spoke about the first meeting between the teams in Lviv before travel to European cities.
Finalists of the Make It Smart in Warsaw: what is most memorable teams the capital of Poland
Note that the point of collection of the Warsaw Trade Tower was chosen because the building is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Poland, where modern offices successful companies in the world. And the view from the 32nd floor is simply breathtaking!
The view from the 32nd floor of the Warsaw Trade Tower
“The second day in Warsaw started very rapidly. Once in this amazing place – Warsaw Trade Tower – we immediately felt the atmosphere of the inspiration for fruitful work”, – says Elizabeth burrows, a member of the team Dnipro Polytechnic.
In this office hosted the conference participants and speakers of the draft Make It Smart
“A stylish building in the centre of Warsaw helped us to feel sharks, but after all the meetings we realized that while similar to the business of bass” – recalls with a smile Maria Filenko, also a member of the team Dnipro Polytechnic.
We will remind, the team Dnipro Polytechnic presented a draft EasySort is motivational mobile app for waste sorting. The application captures how the user sorts the waste, and in return, it receives bonuses that can be redeemed for goods or services.
Students of Zaporizhzhya Polytechnic came to conquer European big city c project Disparit on the use of piezoelectric elements (crystals that when compressed generate electricity) in the social improvement of buildings and public spaces where a lot of people going.
In turn, representatives of Lviv Polytechnic presented the project Smart Valve is an automatic control system of heat distribution in residential buildings, which will allow to solve the problem when, during the heating season in some apartments are too hot, others too cold.
Robert LASEK specialist in the implementation of block chain technology in banking sector
Evaluates ideas of Ukrainian students Robert LASEK specialist in the implementation of blockchain technology in the banking sector, Irina Kuleshova is the representative of the business incubator “Your startup”, and Igor Circus – specialist in business development in Poland. All the experts in the field of Smart City noted serious training Ukrainian students, as well as outstanding project ideas. They also shared their business experiences and give the teams constructive evaluation of their projects.
“Many experts our project (EasySort – ed.) was a big surprise, because in Europe, the recycling and separation of waste occurs at the legislative level, they were unable to understand the main task of the collection points of garbage in Ukraine. However, after a fruitful discussion and cooperation with experts in various industries we were able to resolve a number of issues on our project. The main Board for our team was not to change the idea, but to explore different situations and ways of its improvement”, – said Elizabeth burrows.
Team Dnipro Polytechnic
Her colleague Maria Filenko said: “the Advice of experts for our projects was quite objective, but, for me, it was all more Polish. Experts are gently hinted at the fact that because of the situation in Ukraine, the projects of students “don’t shove”, and in European countries it is more real. In Poland a little easier to legalize to legalize and start-UPS much faster and are no sponsors in Germany harder side of the law, but also realistic.”
For example, the project participants Zaporozhye University of technology experts have criticized more, but that didn’t stop the guys to improve their idea.
Timur Fursaev, a student of Zaporizhzhya Polytechnic
“Our project had a lot of comments – ranging from problems that closes Disparit, and ending with the algorithm. All the comments we took into account and corrected,” – said Timur Fursaev. The student also added that this conference was a turning point for the team of Zaporizhzhya Polytechnic. “The first problems and conflicts that changed our idea” – said Timur.
Party Lviv Polytechnic Vadim Krzanowski told that the experts emphasized the simplicity and low cost project Smart Valve.
The participants Make It Smart in Warsaw
“All the experts had similar questions to our project, namely: many questions of a technical nature (how it will work, will there be any problems with installation and setup). Also, the main comment was our business model because we have little paid attention to the method of earning funds. All this must be improved”, – said the member of the team of Lviv Polytechnic.
Vadim also added that all invited experts was very interesting. “They have a good vision of what is happening in the Ukraine and the world,” said the student.
Tips from the experts conference in Warsaw:
- if you really want to embody conceived projects to life – we can’t stop, you need to constantly Refine the idea, test, analyze, to do experiments;
- you must first prove to yourself that this project will succeed and that he 100% will make a profit;
- till you believe in yourself and in your abilities, don’t take fear to try anything – nothing;
- a lot of work;
- nothing is impossible, the business in 18 years – it is real!
The finalists Make It Smart shared his impressions after the presentation of their projects to professionals in the field of Smart City. Look!
As will be appreciated by specialists in the field of Smart City projects guys in Berlin and what are your impressions will be of the students of the German capital, see the following resources: our project “Make It Smart: Ukrainian students looking for new technology for Ukraine”.
About the contest:
Make It Smart competition of student projects to improve infrastructure of cities using new technologies and taking into account the principles of a Smart City. Is supported by DTEK, in partnership with leading universities.
The contest helps to understand what innovative solutions are needed Ukrainian cities. Budding innovators will receive design recommendations from the experts and gurus of the industry, Smart City*.
The team whose project will win, will be able to put it into practice.
*Smart city (smart city) is the principle use of modern technology to improve the quality of life in cities and villages.
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