Engineers of the Future
The Russian Engineering Union pays special attention to increasing the role of young professionals in the industry development, as well as in the realization of the nation’s scientific and educational potential. Since 2011 the Union has been holding the annual International Youth Industrial Forum “Engineers of the Future” in order to involve the younger generation into the innovative development of the machine-building industry. This endeavor enjoys support of the State Corporation “Rostec” and is attended by the major Russian industrial enterprises and professional organizations.
The Forum is a summer educational camp for young engineers, designers and technologists. About 1,500 young representatives of the global engineering community gather there for 12 days to develop and jointly implement projects and programs aimed at the development of engineering and related industries.
The main target audiences at the Forum are the heads of structural divisions of industrial companies, young professionals, university graduates, interns, post graduate students and representatives of public youth organizations.
Every year, young engineers from 400 industrial companies and 85 universities, from 70 regions of the Russian Federation participate in the Forum.
- The age of the participants – from 20 to 35 years.
- More than 15,000 young specialists from Russia and about 50 different CIS and distant foreign countries have participated in the Forum since 2011.
Foreign ambassadors and diplomatic missions take an active part and show their increasing interest in this event; foreign industry associations and organizations also make their presentations there.
Every foreign participant has an opportunity to take active part in all Forum programs and events of their interest as well as to establish both business and personal relationships within the engineering community.
The Forum features numerous educational, business, cultural, entertaining and sports events.
The educational part is formed by corporate universities and enterprises of the Russian industry, including the United Aircraft Corporation, JSC “Sukhoi Company”, the United Shipbuilding Corporation, the United Engine Corporation, the Russian Helicopters Holding Company, the International TRIZ Association, “KAMAZ”, “AvtoVAZ”, JSC “Technodinamika”, JSC “Roselectronics”; Russian leading technical universities – Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the South Ural State University, etc.
The speakers of the educational program are heads of the major Russian and foreign companies, top managers of their Russian representatives, distinguished scientists, Russian public figures, professors of the leading Russian and foreign technical universities, heads of federal and regional authorities and deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
The business program includes panel discussions with Russian and foreign business representatives. The highlights are the presentations of major Russian enterprises of the high technology industry, the demonstration of cutting-edge technologies and the projects by young promising engineers, constructors, young scientists and students, whose innovations have received high expert evaluation and are already being introduced into production.
The discussion will touch upon the introduction of innovations and the industry modernization, the challenges for the modern technical education, as well as the opportunities of the educational exchange of young technicians, scientists and students.
The Forum also provides an opportunity to participate in international cooperation negotiations with heads of Russian federal and regional authorities and major industrial enterprises on issues of international cooperation and establishing business contacts.
The participants will enjoy an extensive excursion program – they will be offered an opportunity to visit major regional industrial companies, cultural and historic sites, local museums and exhibitions as well as to admire the stunning natural beauty of the region.
In the evening the participants may practice various sports and be involved in competitions and activities as well as entertaining programs. All these events are aimed at forming and building team spirit, thus gaining teamwork experience.
The results of the Forum prove its importance and significance:
- activity of young specialists of the machine-building industry has increased;
- initiatives of talented engineers and constructors have been supported by heads of enterprises;
- a lot of innovative projects have been introduced into the industry;
- young specialists are actively involved in establishing partnerships with foreign enterprises in the engineering industry.
In 2020 the Forum is to be held in the Penza region from July 11 to July 22.
Location: The Hotel complex "Chistye Prudy", on the ecological campground, the village of Ramzai, Moshkansky district, Penza region.
- July 11, 12 - participants arrive
- July 13 - opening of the Forum
- July 14-19 - business and educational programs
- July 20 - closing of the Forum
- July 21, 22 - participants depart.
The Forum is organized by the Russian Engineering Union, the State Corporation “Rostec”, the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, the Government of the Penza region, the League for the Assistance to Russian Defence Enterprises.
In 2020 participants, speakers and guests are expected to exceed 1500.
More than 200 speakers are to take part in the educational program. More than 150 guests, including heads of corporations and enterprises of the machine-building industry, cultural and political figures, are intended to participate in the business program. More than 130 panels on various subjects in the technical sphere are to be organized.
The participation of foreign delegations is planned.