The forum is a unique platform offering opportunities for exchanging experience between young researches and specialists from industrial facilities, Russian and foreign. The setting encourages the participants to discuss pressing issues with the authorities of Russia’s largest industrial enterprises and state officials. The goal of the event is to get young engineers involved into recovery and development of the Russian research and industrial system, as well as consolidate efforts of the youth in Russia and abroad to develop and implement joint programs, promoting engineering and other adjacent fields of industry.
This year, USC for the first time brought to the affair a trade event, namely Shipbuilding Academy. Invited to make speeches were USC’s top-managers and experts Dmitry Kolodyazhny, Anton Dumin, Eduard Bobritsky, Leonid Kuznetsov, Anatoly Filipishin and other guests, including instructors Aleksey Morozov and Aleksey Levanov of the Institute of Shipbuilding and Maritime Arctic Engineering, a subsidiary of the Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Assistant Professors Vladimir Knyazkov and Sergey Khrunov of the Alekseev State Technical University in Nizhny Novgorod, researchers Aleksey Yakovlev, Konstantin Rumyantsev, Aleksey Dobrodeev and Sergey Sharashkin of the Krylov State Research Center, as well as ex-commander of the icebreaker fleet Yury Chashkov. The floor was also given to participants, members of the USC delegations.
The educational program of the new project and USC’s business agenda incorporated essential informational modules: World Shipbuilding Trends; Ship Theory and Life Cycle Phases of Shipbuilding Products; Development of Production in Shipbuilding; Modern Digital Technologies in Shipbuidling, etc.
Both programs offered to participants an opportunity to solve practical tasks and take part in business games and round tables. Two things piqued particular interest of the audience: a lean manufacturing game, giving the participants an insight into the entire cycle of production of a dummy ship though in miniature, and Shipbuilding Project Management game.
Guys could talk to and address their questions to Vice President for Technical Development Dmitry Kolodyazhny, get a first-hand account of the trends in the world shipbuilding and plans for technical development of the United Shipbuilding Corporation.
Director of the IT Department Anton Dumin talked about specific nature of deployment of a common information space at the USC enterprises and design bureaus and prospects facing it, focused on breakthrough opportunities in production driven by advanced IT solutions.
Virtual and augmented reality technologies, demonstrated by the instructors of the Institute of Shipbuilding and Maritime Arctic Engineering, sketched the technological shape to emerge between IT and shipbuilding in the near future.
The sail yachting workshop, set up by an instructor from the Alekseev State Technical University in Nizhny Novgorod, let guys feel what it was like to be real skippers, taught them tie sailor’s knots.
Director Eduard Bobritsky of the Personnel Management Department chaired the round table “The Best Career Guidance Practices at USC’s Enterprises.” Reports were made by the Arctika Northern Production Association, Yantar Baltic Shipyard, Sevmash Production Association, Baltic Plant, Zvezdochka Shipyard, and Amur Shipbuilding Plant.
One of the events that made an impact on the entire affair was the visit of Sergey Chemezov, the head of the Russian Rostec State Corp., and leader of the party Alternative for Germany Jörg Meuthen, considered as the most likely candidate for the Chancellor office in the future.
Besides, the forum shared the venue with the second stage of the 7th National Scientific and Technical Conference. From the USC team reports were made by Pavel Zobov of Sevmash and Aleksandr Dektyarev of Yantar. The sightseeing program brought the USC team to the Aviastar-SP aviation plant, where they learnt its history, saw the technology of assembling transport aircraft and already implemented lean production solution.
Members of the USC delegation were not only game for educational and business parts of the event, they also organized intellectual and entertainment challenges, which were very popular among the guests.
Eduard Bobritsky thanked the most active delegates: Pavel Zobov, Daniil Ivanov, Andrey Dyatlev, Anna Konstantinova, Daniil Kurmin, as well as head of the USC delegation Stepan Myasoyedov, who masterminded the Shipbuilding Academy project. All of them were decorated with commemorative prizes.
Vice President of the USC for Technical Development
“It is a very useful event, I dare say, uniting. Since I am in charge of the technical domain in USC, I find it interesting to discuss future technical development with those students and staff, who will actually implement it. It is essential to share the experience, which is being laid down today in shipbuilding, the trends, which are in the focus of the fleet, passenger and fishing enterprises. The folks gathered here suggest unconventional ideas in terms of both design and technologies.
I believe that Engineers of the Future is the kind of platform, where right people come to discuss right issues.”