The Hi-Tech International Industry Competition concludes in Yekaterinburg

The Hi-Tech was held within BRICS Future Skills Challenge competition. More than 1,000 participants from Russia and all over the world competed in 34 Hi-tech skills. Competitors and experts developed technology solutions.

The BRICS Future Skills Challenge runs throughout 2022. Over the entire period, more than 20,000 contestants and experts from all over the world took part in the competition.

The Hi-Tech brought together competitors from 16 countries: Belarus, Brazil, China, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe. The event was conducted both face-to-face and online.

The Chinese contestants competed in such competencies as "Information Security", "Life Cycle Management", "Industrial Robotics", "Electrical Installation", "Corporate Protection against Internal Threats to Information".

Officials from the Republic of Belarus, the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Islamic Republic of Iran engaged in the Hi-tech conference programme. International cooperation was one of the key focus of the event.

In total, more than 500 foreign participants joined the fray. Over 100 international competitors, experts, and team leaders in 11 skills took part in the competition programme.

For the first time in the history of the Hi-Tech Industry Competition, this International Skill Competition covered the full cycle incorporating an educational section. The section included international network training programmes for Future Skills as well as International practice-focused Skills Camp crash courses.

The conference programme included launching the Labs of the Management School for Skill and Profession Development Projects. The Management School activities aim at helping managers who are able to take action in the face of global economy challenges, fostering technological partnerships, supporting international projects of Russian corporations, and jointly developing effective responses to economic challenges. The Management School will operate under the established International Association and is to become a stable framework for developing joint projects.

Hi-Tech International Industry Competition became a platform for signing two agreements–with the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Belarus–concerning the founding of the International Association. The agreement was signed by Mr Robert Urazov, Director General of the Skills Development Agency and Director of the Human Resources Division of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), on the Russian side, and by Dr Gholamhossein Hosseininia, Deputy Minister of Cooperative, Labour and Social Welfare of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the Iranian side. Valery Golubovsky, Rector of the Republican Institute for Vocational Education, represented The Republic of Belarus.

Under the Memorandum, the countries will strengthen cooperation and join forces in developing future skills and human resources capacity for the sake of the socio-economic development of the partner countries.

Russia, the Republic of Belarus, China, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Brazil, India, Uzbekistan and South Africa took the top nine spots in the competition. During the event, each country has developed condition agnostic practices and solutions that will be useful and applicable at the national level.

Going international allows scaling Hi-Tech International Industry Competition to attract as many interested countries as possible. According to current plans, the next Hi-Tech International Industry Competition will be held under the aegis of the International Association. The competition is to showcase the benchmark (most efficient) production cells across countries and industries. It will result in guidelines and requirements for implementing benchmark production cells, transforming production systems, and staffing the industries.