A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 180 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 81 countries worldwide, and 186 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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The Roscongress Foundation, The Russian Quantum Center, and State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom are proud to announce the fifth international online discussion within the framework of «Quantum of the Future».

The fifth special discussion, titled «Quantum revolution: future occupations and educational transformation», will be held 8th July at 5pm Moscow time on the Roscongress Foundation’s website and YouTube channel, as well as RQC’s official YouTube channel. Moderating the event will be Ruslan Yunusov, who is heading Rosatom’s project to build a quantum computer in Russia. Julia Uzhakina, Director General of Rosatom Corporate Academy, is announced as a special guest. All speakers will participate in the discussion remotely via Zoom, and viewers will be able to put forward their questions during the stream or in advance of the programme by writing to pr@rqc.ru.

«Integrating advanced research and technologies into educational institutions is a goal of national importance, especially when it comes to quantum superiority. We believe that the young generation of researchers are the ones to make Russia a leading country in this field. Therefore a number of problems arise: how to educate schoolchildren and students so they can compete with foreign colleagues in the future, what competencies and skills will be most wanted, how to identify talented teachers and how the education system will transform overall. For example, one of the student research centers is the NTI „Quantum Communications“, created on the basis of the consortium, started by the National University of Science and Technology „MISiS“, the Russian Quantum Center and a number of innovative and industrial enterprises. This collaboration and interaction between enterprises, scientific organizations and innovative enterprises will lead to development of products useful for the society. Another goal of the Center is to develop educational programs in areas of quantum technologies, quantum communications and cryptography», says Ruslan Yunusov.

Speakers at the fifth online discussion (8th July, 5pm):

  1. Manfred Bayer, Rector and Professor of the Technical University of Dortmund;
  2. Pavlos Savvidis, Associate Professor at Westlake University, China, expert in the field of experimental polaritonics;
  3. Alexander Lvovskiy, Professor at Oxford University, Principal Investigator of the «Quantum Optics» group at the Russian Quantum Center;
  4. Mikhail Mokrinskiy, Head of the Letovo School, a private non-profit boarding school for gifted and talented students from all over Russia. Advisor to the Head of the Moscow Department of Education in the field of innovative development of educational systems and organizations;
  5. Robert Urazov, Director General of Union «Young professionals (WorldSkills Russia)», initiator of creating the «Future Skills» block;
  6. Artem Voronov, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Pre-University Education at MIPT, Acting Director of Phystech School of Fundamental and Applied Physics where the master program on quantum technologies was launched in 2019;
  7. Valeria Kasamara, HSE Vice Rector, Director of Institute for Applied Political Studies;
  8. Sergey Salihov, the first vice rector of MISiS, which is one of the leading members of the consortium at the Competencies center of «Quantum communications» National Technological Initiative.
  9. Julia Uzhakina, Director General of Rosatom Corporate Academy.

All speakers’ photos in high resolution are available for download here.

The programme is being supported by MKR Media and the Friends for Leadership business initiative in partnership with PGBgroup2.0 and online science magazine N+1.

The first session titled «Quantum computing: Answers to Global Challenges» occurred 4th June. The participants discussed how our day-to-day lives would soon change dramatically thanks to quantum technology.

The second session titled «Quantum Communications: Absolutely Secured Future» occurred 11th June. World-renowned scientists as well as business associates weighed on the topic of quantum cryptography and fully protected communication.

The third session titled «Can Quantum Technologies Give Us Immortality?» occurred 18th June. The participants discussed the opportunities of improving life expectancy and quality of well-being via quantum technologies.

The fourth session titled «Quantum Technology Markets: Who is Investing And Why?» was held on June 25th. The participants discussed the primary markets of quantum technologies, founding of startups and existing companies in the field of quantum sensors, communications and computing. The participants also mentioned the importance of international quantum programs in terms of promoting high-tech commercial products based on quantum effects.

Video recordings and summaries of previous sessions are available on the Roscongress Foundation website.

We also invite you to learn more about the advancement of quantum technology in Russia and worldwide from the lectures on RQC’s official YouTube channel.