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NR IrSTU firms want to become Skolkovo residents

18 Jan '12
Two innovation companies of the National Research Irkutsk State Technical University (NR IrSTU) intend to become residents of the Skolkovo innovation center, the website of the Commission on Modernization and Technological Development of Economy of Russia i-russia.ru reports.

The companies are a part of the IrSTU Technopark. The first firm, Vostok-Tor, presented a unique technology of restoration of worn-out pipelines that prolongs their life expectancy. The second applicant, the center of innovation technologies Baikal, presented the project of creation of the computer vision for solving various applied tasks.

According to Igor Mayzel, the director general of Vostok-Tor, the proposed technology’s unique feature is its ability to clean pipes of any turning forms. That differentiates the technology from competitors who can only work with straight sections of pipelines.

The author of the second project, the director general of the Center of Information Technologies Baikal, Ivan Savkin added that accumulated experience allows scientists of the NR IrSTU to launch their own R&D products in the sector of application of computer vision.

“Developed solutions will be in demand in various sectors. In general, computer vision systems are a interrelated technological sequence: getting an image from a camera, processing (digitalization) of the image, logical analysis of the image, decision making. There are expensive and narrow-specialization foreign solutions on automatic defect diagnostics systems at the market. Our solution is different by universality of its use, low cost and original methods of image processing. Some results have been registered as “know-how”. In the future we plan to get patents on the useful model, and possibly the invention,” Ivan Savkin said.
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