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Azerbaijan hosts third InnoWeek – Innovation Week

The third InnoWeek – Innovation Week will be held in Azerbaijan on December 14-19. The project which will be held at the initiative of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies and co-organized by the United Nations Development Programme, Innovation Agency, Azercell Telecom LLC, with the general sponsorship of BestComp Group LLC, BP and Azerbaijan International Bank OJSC is aimed at disseminating innovative ideas in our country, expanding the startup movement, and developing innovative thinking among young people.

 

In the context of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, various local and international events to be organized as part of InnoWeek will be held online. The main goal is to accelerate the process of forming an innovation ecosystem, increase the interest of young people in innovation, as well as support the implementation of startup ideas. http://innoweek.az/

 

The first event of the Innovation Week will be dedicated to the I2B – From Idea to Business project.

 

In connection with the postponement of the I2B – From Idea to Business project in 2020 due to the existing social isolation measures in the pandemic, a mobile application I2B – From Idea to Business has been developed to establish relations with young people in the region, sustainability and attract a wider audience interested in the project.

 

This mobile application contains ease of communication, work process of teams, communication with mentors and many other functions, which will allow participants to continue the project online. The mobile application has the advantages of no physical dependence on participation, extensive information in advance, transmission of ideas to the participants explicitly, the formation of a more effective team.

 

We would like to inform you that the I2B – From Idea to Business project is implemented jointly by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s Regional Development Public Union, Azerbaijan Youth Foundation, United Nations Development Programme, Innovation Agency, Azercell Telecom LLC and Microsoft.

 

On December 14, Matrix Training Center will organize an event called “Advanced Data Science & Deep Learning” within the Robopark project of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies.

 

The goal is to increase interest in Data Science in a period of rapid technological development and to give impetus to the training of local specialists in this direction. The webinar will focus on the depths of Data Science and career opportunities.

 

The event-webinar will be held on December 14 at 20:00. Anyone interested in the field of data will be able to improve their knowledge in the relevant sector by joining the webinar. You can register and take part in the webinar by following the link below.

• https://forms.gle/umdfKaRj7vNJqYnf8  

 

On December 14-15, an online cyber sports tournament will be held. The tournament will be held online by the Azerbaijan Cyber Sports Federation as part of social isolation measures with the support of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Youth and Sports.

 

The winners of the competition will be awarded cash prizes.

 

You can participate in the Online Cyber Cup 2020 by following the registration links below:

• PUBG Mobile Duo game: https://forms.gle/uz33fShLfLwHyqEt8

• Mortal Kombat 11 game: https://forms.gle/hJT82HThiakhdYXMA  

 

On December 15, as part of InnoWeek – Innovation Week, an online event entitled “Smart Projects in DPC” will be organized by the Data Processing Center of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies. The SmartCell (Face Recognition) program, one of the successful projects of the Data Processing Center is organized jointly with Italy’s University of Naples Federico II, the aim of which is to ensure the security of personal data.

 

It is planned to introduce the SmartCell program in the public and private sectors, which will be used mainly in the financial sector and in the activities of mobile operators.

 

On December 15, a virtual Cyber Security Envisioning Workshop will take place.

 

At the event, Microsoft local and international experts will showcase the company’s achievements and solutions in the field of cybersecurity, as well as reports and presentations will be made on next-generation cyber threats and ways to protect against them, cloud solutions for cybersecurity, establishment and management of security operations centers. Besides, virtual question-and-answer sessions and discussions will be organized to share experiences with stakeholders.

 

On December 15, a video conference dedicated to the creation of the Digital Skills Partnership (DSP) platform will be held at the initiative of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies and the European Union.

 

The Digital Skills Partnership platform is designed to expand cooperation between all interested institutions and organizations working in the field of digital skills, to coordinate the work done, and at the same time to develop public-private partnerships on digital skills.

 

The video conference will discuss the establishment of the platform and cooperation between institutions and organizations. In the second part of the event, a workshop will be held in the format of a video conference with the participation of EU experts on the creation of partnership platforms (coalitions) on digital skills in the European Union and the application of this practice in our country.

 

You can register and participate in the conference by following the link below:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Fem_qQP0XUKA5gHBRX4QWBdU7JbCKIZEq3XQSht34rtURVY5OUFLWDE3MFY5VlFZUkFUMU0xWlBXSi4u

 

On December 16, at the initiative of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, “Made in Azerbaijan: Forum of Innovations and Technologies – MAINTECH FORUM” will be held. The aim is to promote Azerbaijani and innovative and technological products and services and support their export.

 

The event will include presentations and discussions on the export prospects of local innovative products and technologies, the development of an innovative business ecosystem, and the promotion of the use of products and services by both the private and public sectors in the country. The forum will be attended by representatives of government agencies, the private sector, international organizations, as well as participants of the innovation ecosystem, startups and representatives from foreign countries.

 

On December 16-17, within the framework of the “Robopark” project of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, with the support of the “Creative Azerbaijan” portal of the Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, AREA –Azerbaijan Robotics Engineering Academy, the first “Creative Solution Go” Olympiad will be organized.

 

The aim of the Olympiad which will be held on “How to live during a pandemic” is to support the development of programming, teamwork, ICT and scientific knowledge, increase interest in coding and visualization, the development of games and animations. The Olympiad will be held in two categories – Game design and presentation, Animation design and presentation.

 

One of the main conditions of the Olympiad which will be held for children aged 7-12 is that the participants bring the game to the “open to everyone” mode. Participants will prepare game and animation presentations and share them in a two-minute video with the training staff of AREA – Azerbaijan Robotics Engineering Academy.

 

Note that the games will be developed in games and animation programs such as Scratch and Unity. The winners will be awarded various prizes by the organizers and partners.

 

You can participate in the Olympiad by following the registration links below.

• Initial stage: https://forms.gle/TDyCVHpAiWxr3i3d6;

 

• Next stage: https://forms.gle/RoYhiTXjANAEA55E7  

 

 On December 16, an awards ceremony of the most active, most text-speaking volunteers in the project, which aims to support the development of various types of large databases, will be held as part of the eSAS Volunteer Program to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence for speech recognition in the Azerbaijani language  jointly organized by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, the Regional Development Public Union and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

 

It should be noted that in the first phase of the project, which will lasted a total of one  month, in order to prepare the language corps, words and sentences collected with the participation of eSAS volunteers will be placed in a special section on the Opendata.az – Open Data Portal developed by the Data Processing Center of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, the relevant texts will be sounded and checked through that section.

 

The awards ceremony will be organized with sponsorship from Kontakt Home store chain and MyShops LLC.

 

On December 17-18, an international online conference “World Net Summit” will be co-organized by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, the United Nations Development Programme and FA International Trade Events LLC.

 

The World Net Summit, the largest online technology event, is an important platform that brings together representatives of international organizations, government agencies, NGOs, micro, small and medium businesses, investors, experts and startups.

 

Representatives of government agencies, the private sector, international organizations, high-ranking government officials from foreign countries, ministers, representatives of the foreign diplomatic corps in our country, as well as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, the world’s first artificial intelligence humanoid robot Sofia, David Hanson, founder of Hanson Robotics, Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, and other foreign experts are expected to attend the online conference.

 

International online panels such as Monex Summit Caspian, Global Influencer Day, Government Address, AutoTech Conf, StartUp Academy, Venture Summit, Corporate Innovation Forum covering the Internet, finance, banking, technology, transport, investment, business, insurance, innovation and other related fields within the framework of the World Net Summit will be organized (https://worldnetsummit.com/).

 

On December 17, the event “FemTech – Women in Technology” will be organized jointly by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies and the FemTech platform. The aim is to educate women in the field of technology, to provide information about the importance of education in this field and a wide range of job opportunities, to create a network between women leaders working in the field of technology.

 

On December 18, an event entitled “CyberTECH – Development of the Cyber Security Industry” will be held as part of the World Net Summit. At the virtual event, reports and presentations will be made on formation and development of the national ecosystem in the field of cyber security by officials of local and international companies specializing in cyber security, raising the level of cyber security of state and non-state information infrastructure entities, new generation of cyber threats at the hardware and software level and cybersecurity solutions, cyber insurance, licensing, the importance of public-private partnership in ensuring cyber security

 

On December 18, the Innovation Awards event will be held. During the awarding ceremony, the most enterprising and active companies and projects in various nominations in the field of innovation in 2019-2020 will be awarded (http://innoweek.az/award/).

 

On December 19, as part of InnoWeek – Innovation Week, the Girls Code Azerbaijan platform will organize an event entitled “The full lifecycle of Machine Learning projects” within the Robopark project of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies.

 

How to approach these projects in general, preparing and testing the data needed to study the model, delivery processes of estimated values, and the importance of model diversity will be explained at the training. The webinar-training will begin at 20:00 on December 19, and last one hour. Anyone interested can join the webinar to improve their knowledge in the relevant sector.

 

You can register and participate in the webinar by following the link below.

https://forms.gle/Zph8ohS8mKHRX8r6A  

 

On December 19, international event Devopsdays will be held. Devopsdays is a series of technical conferences covering global software, IT infrastructure operations and the intersections between them.

 

The event will focus on both technical issues and culture, as well as processes and structures within organizations. The conferences to be organized with the sponsorship of Pasha Bank and SUP.VC, will bring together technologists and businessmen.