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October 5, 2019

#TogetherBrighter with CASE-IN

On 5 October, the CASE-IN International Engineering Championship was held during the #TogetherBrighter Youth Day of the Russian Energy Week International Forum. The project is part of the Russia – the Land of Opportunities platform, established at the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It was the third year in a row that the Young Specialists’ League Competition was held. It kicked off the CASE-IN Autumn Cup – a new wave of CASE-IN Competition which will have engaged over 2,000 school and university students and young professionals in solving relevant problems of the Russian fuel and energy sector and mineral resource industry by the end of the year.

17 youth teams representing companies of the fuel and energy sector and the mineral resource energy took part in the Young Specialists’ League. The participants presented their solutions for the engineering case ‘Digital Transformation of the Energy Company’ – they determined a sufficient level of digitalization and workflow automation and evaluated the effect of digitalisation on their companies’ business model.

The team ‘Energy of Rising Sun’ (Rosseti North-West) won the first prize at the CASE-IN Young Specialists’ League.

“Participation of the youth is events like this is a must. It’s a great experience for getting public performance skills, understanding team-building and structuring processes. I want to underline the high level of the cases – young professionals presented a range of well-developed concepts, ready-to-use technologies aimed at solving serious problems. One should note that, we discuss the problems here at the championship, that are common for related industries which produces a good synergetic effect,” noted Nikolay Parfentyev, expert of the Young Specialists’ League, winner of the second season of the Leaders of Russia Management Competition, Advisor to General Director of Rosseti.

The #TogetherBrighter Youth Day featured the first CASE-IN MediaTEK Special League Competition. 

The project was organized by the ‘Nadezhnaya Smena’ Foundation and Tomsk Polytechnic University together with the organizing committee of the Russian MediaTEK Competition for the Media and Press Offices of Energy Companies and Regional Governments. The project won the first prize at the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs’ National Competition of higher educational establishments in 2019.

The task was to draw public attention to innovation in the fuel and energy sector using non-conventional methods of promotion and creative thinking.

Based on the case scenario, students of six universities developed a communication strategy for building a 11-kV digital electrical substation ‘Sputnik’ in Voronezh Region.

Press service directors from leading energy companies and universities as well as representatives of industry-related media acted as experts in the new area of activity.

The ‘Vyshe Kryshi’ team (Moscow State University) became the first champion of the new competition.

The awards to the champions of the Young Specialists’ League and of the MediaTEK Special League were given by the Russian Ministry of Energy Alexander Novak and Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Mikhail Kotyukov during the meeting with the participants of the #TogetherBrighter Youth Day.

The Russian Energy Week is organized by the Russian Ministry of Energy and the Roscongress Foundation with the support of Moscow City Government.