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April 1, 2021 12:46 pm

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The competition was attended by 11 teams from five children’s technology parks.

The first unified chess championship among students of children’s technoparks was held in Moscow. The competition was organized on the site “Science City” at the Moscow University of Finance and Law (MFLA).

“In order to strengthen the ecosystem of children’s technoparks, special attention is paid to their interaction and joint activities. The first step towards this was interaction within the framework of the project on vocational guidance in the field of digital technologies “Prof. IT ”, and now their listeners met at a friendly chess tournament, which is planned to be made traditional,” said the head

Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of the City of Moscow Alexey Fursin

The championship was held in two age categories: among schoolchildren from seven to 12 years old and from 12 to 18 years old. The draw for the teams was carried out using a special computer program, and Timur Azizov, a candidate for master of sports in chess, acted as the chief judge of the championship.

In total, 11 teams from five children’s technoparks took part in the competition: Naukograda MFYuA, “Vertical take-off”, Altaira on the basis of MIREA – the Russian Technological University, as well as the children’s technopark of the National Research Center (SIC) Kurchatov Institute and IT Technopark “Baytik”

In the first age category, the winner was the team of the children’s technopark of the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”. It is on their site that the next championship will be held. In the second category, the best was the team of the Baytik IT Technopark.

In total, there are 18 children’s technoparks in the capital. They are supervised by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of the city of Moscow. Since the opening of the first institution in 2016, over 288 thousand students have attended training programs and various events organized there.

About 90 thousand children are trained in technoparks annually. Students regularly win contests Worldskills and Worldskills Junior, “Vuzpromfest”, “Scientists of the Future”, “Shustrik”, “Reactor”, “Lunar Odyssey”, become participants in the Moscow Pre-Professional Olympiad and the Moscow City Competition of Research and Design Works, Conferences “Engineers of the Future” …

In November last year, children’s technoparks got their own online platform… With the help of the site, based on interests and place of residence, schoolchildren can choose the most suitable children’s technopark and send an application for training.

Children’s technology parks in Moscow have an online platform

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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