Students of the Higher School of Economics have developed an app called Chill that allows users to talk to their friends on their portable devices (the Apple Watch and Android Wear) without using text or voice. The application went on the market June 9th and was instantly added to Product Hunt, the world’s largest platform for startups.
applications from seven countries and 80 cities have already been submitted to the Innovation in Education Competition, which is being conducted by the HSE Institute of Education. Applications will be accepted until May 15.
From March 2, applications will be accepted for the Fund for Innovative Enterprise Support competition, which is to be held for the sixth time. Winning projects will receive from 150,000 to 500,000 rubles in support.
On 22 September 2014 the Higher School of Economics hosted a delegation of young representatives of the public sector, science and business from Malta, headed by Aaron Farrugia, CEO of Malta Freeport Corporation Ltd. Among other members of the delegation were Christopher Cutajar, Secretary of the Fgura Local Council, Roderick Formosa, First Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta and Law professor at the University of Malta, and Joseph Muscat, Head of the Research Laboratory of Malta.
Esko Akho, former prime minister of Finland who oversaw his country’s accession to the EU gave a talk to students on the new HSE Master’s in Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation programme. He spoke about the problems which can stop an entire country or an individual company from developing successfully.
On July 18, the Global Innovation Index 2014 was presented in Sidney. HSE’s First Vice Rector Leonid Gokhberg and Research Fellow Valentina Polyakova at the Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) co-authored the research into levels of innovation development in different countries.