INSYTE Electronics and HSE-Perm to Create Smart City Solutions Centre
INSYTE Electronics company (Perm) and HSE-Perm have signed an agreement on joint research activities and agreed to create an engineering centre for building automation and ‘smart city’ technologies.
This centre will focus on the development of new solutions for ‘smart home’, ‘smart city’, power management platforms based on the Internet of things, 5G, LoRaWan, and NB-IoT. The centre will bring together INSYTE specialists, talented students in the IT-sphere, graduates, young researchers and experienced professionals from all across the Perm region.
The centre will also become a point of communication with leading foreign developers and producers of ‘smart city’ technologies, in order to conduct joint work and to export Russian solutions to foreign markets. INSYTE Electronics will provide the centre with professional ‘smart home’ packages, software, and equipment for power monitoring and control.
“The ‘Smart city’ solutions market in Russia is growing rapidly, and needs both brand-new ideas and commercially efficient ‘packaged’ variants of already existing solutions,” says Sergei Gribanov, General Director of INSYTE Electronics. “What is also important, is that a ‘smart city’ can provide solutions to pressing problems of municipal infrastructure, money and power saving. That is why it is so vital to unite the resources of higher education and producers of technologies, so that the best specialists in this sphere stay in Russia.”
Successful young specialists from the engineering centre will later be employed in representative offices of INSYTE Electronics.
Director of HSE Perm
‘HSE University is a leader in terms of quality of education in the IT sphere. We are scrupulous about training specialists for various branches of the Digital economy, and we consider the interaction with business along the lines of the ‘Smart city’ model to be absolutely necessary. Research into state-of-the-art technologies such as the Internet of things and data analytics is top priority for us. Cooperation between our university and large IT companies helps us to develop relevant competencies for our students and enables the formation of new points of economic growth.’
The centre at HSE will also conduct training of IT specialists with programmes from the Perm network IT university for professions such as ‘Smart buildings integrator’ and ‘Power efficiency manager’.
INSYTE Electronics has been a producer of equipment for ‘smart homes’ and building automation since 2001. The company has 530 representative offices in Russia and the CIS. The headquarters and production facilities of INSYTE Electronics are located in Perm. The company provides the full cycle of development, manufacturing, and implementation. Over the last 17 years of operation, over 10,000 different projects have been realized, from small apartments to multi-storey hotels. The company also supplies equipment to the Middle East and European markets.