technology parks

Children's technology parks Kvantorium - equipped with hi-tech tools and devices, provide education of highly qualified engineering specialists, promote development, testing and implementation of innovative technologies and ideas, reflect the forward-looking approach to education.

MISSION: is to facilitate the technical education of children and development of scientific and technological potential of Russian adolescents by implementing effective educational forms, accessible for replication in all regions of the country.

Kvantorium Children's Technoparks
Russian regions opened Kvantorium technoparks
80 thousand
children are involved in the Kvantorium activities
children took part in the events of the federal network Kvantorium

Temporary power supply is relevant and necessary on top of the need for large-scale use of eco-friendly renewable energy sources; this relevance and necessity are due to the popularity of individual vehicles (including small ships and boats) with legal and natural persons.

The program has been developed in cooperation with the Skolkovo Business School and Solnechnaya Regata. The program is multidisciplinary and is targeted at helping its participants acquire practical skills in various areas, including those that everyone will find important, i.e. driving or navigating an individual vehicle, project presentation, media support (including social media), and entrepreneurship skills. The course is based on real-world practice and enables students to try the position of a design engineer, a designer, a water vehicle pilot, or a marketologist; it also creates favorable conditions for differentiated and individual learning.

Project participants will study the fundamentals of shipbuilding, renewable energy, and construction of state-of-the-art vehicles. Project teams will assemble a hull of a ship. They will learn the basics of and practice ship navigation while also acquiring knowledge of (i) kinematic physics, (ii) physics of chemical current sources, (iii) material science, (iv) fundamentals of hydrodynamics, electric equipment, photonics, and business planning. Besides, they will acquire valuable team skills.

Small-scale innovative shipbuilding

Teams study advanced technology in electronics, mechatronics, and programming; they gain practical skills to apply all of that.

They will learn to configure wireless hardware, to wirelessly connect mobile robots and computers by using industrial programming means (C++).

The primary competence here consists in Understanding the operating principles, the capacities, and the constraints of information retrieval and processing devices; furtherance of leadership qualities and analytical thinking.

Students then proceed to develop strategies for navigating known and unknown environment; they also study how to employ mobile robots in various tasks as well as how to design state-of-the-art control systems. The program has been developed in cooperation with Lego Education.

Mechatronics and applied programming

Each object on Earth has coordinates (longitude and latitude) that reveal its precise spatial position. Beside coordinates, one can define the properties of an object: shape, size, altitude, direction, color, temperature, contamination, density, and other parameters that are used to analyze the parameters and the temporal alteration of an object or a phenomenon. Every coming day we see improvements in and gain better access to technology used to take measurements, to collect spatial data by means of ground-based, airborne, or space devices, for further processing and presentations.

On everyday basis, people use complex systems such as GLONASS, GIS, and maps to find locations and calculate routes while never getting an idea of how sophisticated the machinery behind the convenient services such as Yandex.Maps can be.

Beside personal use, spatial tech is the foundation upon which entire industries are built and operate. Those are transports and logistics, geological exploration and fossil production, agriculture, construction, public utilities, archaeology, cadastral services and land use, urban development, defense and security, and land management.

Students can pick any of these study areas:
My Home is Earth: Exploring the World;
Emergency Duty: Preserving the World;
GeoPatrol: Changing the World.

Schoolchildren gain knowledge that helps them understand the fundamentals of the world and the laws of natural phenomena; they also acquire skills in using geographical information tools and large-scale data arrays. They will be able to carry out individual and team projects in social and environmental studies; they will learn to use navigation services and space imagery in their daily life; they will collect data on local objects like trees and forests, houses, towns, fields, rivers, monuments, etc; they will design project to improve the quality of life in their respective regions; they will also study specific processes, natural and man-made phenomena. The Geoinformatics (DATA) program has been designed by the Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK) while technologically aided by SCANEX, GEOSCAN, NextGis, and Digital Earth.

Geokvantum / Datakvantum (geoinformatics)
In this focus area, we are launching two project trajectories at once. The first one is implemented as a series of Capture the Flag (CtF) data protection contests. As a part of such contests, teams are to solve cryptography and steganography problems, to find vulnerabilities in web applications, to perform other tasks relation to computer and data security. Besides, teams will learn to reverse-engineer Android and iOS apps and study ARM and AVR architectures. The program has been developed by the International Telecommunication Academy. By taking part in the program, children will learn to program and design with a focus on data protection; they will study up-to-date computer science and master practical skills of using state-of-the-art computational hardware, peripheral and mobile devices, as well as other computer tools. Controlling and managing virtual machines, the principles behind LAN, and better awareness of information security measuresall of this is taught as a part of the program.
Programming and data protection
Man has been making tools and household items since the earliest times. People have always sought to make such items both convenient and beautify. In todays world, items are made by industries and factories rather than by individuals. As a result, shops are full of goods. We can see many functionally and outwardly similar items. When you are facing sever competition, its just not enough to make a convenient and beautiful item; it should also meet other users requirements. To do that, designers should be able to determine the consumer niche of the goods they make, to forecast what consumers will need, match the branded style, create innovative products, design a manufacturable product that wont exceed the production costs, design such products that consumers will enjoy, predict and be ahead of users area-specific needs.
Modeling and Designing
Since their emergence, lasers have been dubbed devices that seek the problem they can solve. Lasers are now applied in various areas, from eye surgery to vehicle controls, from spaceflight to nuclear synthesis. The laser has become one of the most significant inventions of the twentieth century. Scientists have invented thousands of fundamentally different lasers with varying wavelength. However, only a few wavelengths have found large-scale industrial use; those are CO&sub2 gas lasers (10.6 m), HeNe (0.63 m) and solid-state lasers (1.06 m). Thus, the potential applications of lasers are still vast. Today every second machine comes equipped with a laser; laser technologies are to be used in all the markets of the National Technological Initiative (NTI) where Russia plans to take lead by 2035.
Laserkvantum (laser tech)

Virtual and augmented reality is a specific focus area of kvantorians that is closely related to the rest of such focus areas. Virtually every promising position listed in the Atlas of New Professions can make use of computer vision, tracking system, 3D modeling skills, etc. For instance, construction watchers can use image recognition systems to assess the construction works and make necessary adjustments. The ability to stereo-visualize a solution can be of use for those who design intermodal transport hubs. The AR/VR kvantum is to teach schoolchildren all those skills to use them in any industry, from game development to simulation of a closed-loop Martian station.

Students will learn what its like to create ones own worlds; theyll comprehend the capabilities of and learn how to operate the equipment you could only see in Sci-Fi movies; they will create their own VR helm prototypes and understand that the future has already come.

Virtual and Augmented Reality
Technological progress enables not only a more efficient use of existing materials, but also creating new materials with the properties we need. Discoveries in this area help improve the properties and the sustainability of materials, mechanisms, and structures. Schoolchildren can make their first steps in this direction and try to become novice researchers. The Nanukvantum Lab is equipped with state-of-the-art devices that can be used to synthesize, modify, and study materials at micro- and nano-levels; those are a C3M Nanoedukator II scanning probe microscope, a ph-meter, a spectrophotometer, research-class optical microscopes, etc. Future nano designers will be able to propose their own ideas how various materials can be used, produced, or functionally improved.
Nanomaterial research

This supplementary education program is becoming imperative due to the current trends in biological, medical, and engineering technology used in neurobiology, neurosurgery, and neurocontrols. The program has been developed in cooperation with Moscow Institute of Technology. The specific feature of this general development program is that it aims at giving necessary theoretical foundations of neurotechnology and neurobiology, instilling practical neurosurgery skills, and helping acquire maximally complex neurocontrol skills, all at the same time.

Besides, student contests are an integral part of the training process. This educational program gives students theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a new and rapidly expanding research area that is virtually left out of the school educationneurobiology and neurosurgery. Besides, it includes a practical application of the projects made (like cyborg roaches or robot programming): control via a neural interface.

Neurotechnology and neurobiology
The Microbiology and Biotechnology trajectory is to give students a view and practical skills of biotechnology. Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding area of todays applied biology, which is why this educational program is also intended to make students professionally interested in this area. Mankind has long been using multiple processes for its own needs while having no clue of their biological nature. Genetic and cellular engineering are the most important tools for modern biotechnology. Cellular engineering methods are intended to design and build new types of cells. They can be used to recreate a viable cell from separate fragments of various other cells, to merge whole cells belonging to various species whereby the newly produced cell carries the genes from both source cells; this list of CE operations is nowhere near exhaustive.
Microbiology and biotechnology

This focus area is relevant due to the development of astronautics and the increasing importance of private astronautics in Russia and abroad. The program has been developed and is being implemented in cooperation with the United Rocket and Space Corporation and Scanex; it enables students to independently choose a relevant problem and carry out a project that produces a full-fledged and complex engineering design.

The program combines the physical and mathematical foundations of astronautics; 3D modeling; prototyping; device programming; foundations of electric and radio engineering, electronics, and photonics; spacecraft design, etc.

The students are to undergo the entire space satellite manufacturing cycle, from the statement of problem to developing and designing a CubeSat microsatellite model. Project teams will have to determine the useful load their satellite is to carry; theyll also create a computer model of the device in a virtual environment to ultimately produce an actual and operational model using a special construction kit. This model may contain independently designed complex components.

Successful projects will be taken further to design and launch real spacecraft as well as to take part in international contests.

Applied astronautics
Project team members are to design, create, configure, and test a fully operational remote-controlled vehicle prototype with any propulsion systems except those that use petroleum-based fuels (gasoline, kerosene, diesel). Prototypes have to include Smart components. The prototypes created will compete against each other at the premises of the FSUE NAMI test center. Team members will learn the theory and practice of design and acquire team skills; they will also learn the entire manufacturing process from designing a 3D model to creating a functional prototype. They will thus be able to further their engineering creativity, learn the fundamentals of electric equipment, energy, theoretical mechanics, etc.
Promising vehicles
Small unmanned aircraft represent an intensively developing technology that will perhaps reshape the world in the nearest future. Logistics chains are already adapting. Civil for-profit drone construction is bound to flourish! The program has been developed in cooperation with the United Aircraft Corporation. In late 2013, a major business unambiguously showcased its interest in unmanned aircraft. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, the U.S. largest online retailer, told that his company would make investments to produce small unmanned aircraft for goods delivery. A few other logistics companies, including UPS, followed to state they had already started similar R&D.
Small unmanned aircraft, or drones


Children's technology parks Kvantorium



Marina Rakova

Head of the New Model for Supplementary Children Education initiative

We are creating the todays version of our famous pioneer palaces; what we are to open soon is tech parks for children, aimed at furthering each childs talents. Those tech parks will host a rapid child development environment and become a platform for innovative programs. They will enable every child to feel what it feels like to be an air engineer, and oil professional, or a bio technology guy.

Arina Sharapova

Head of the Arts and Media Technology School

You cannot force the youth to gain knew knowledge or to fall in love with their profession. All you can is to instill that love in them, to make them truly interested in, and fascinated by, a profession. To do that, you can rely on interesting programs, interactive plays, and professional psychologists evidence.

Vitaly Survillo, Masterslavl Project Leader

Vitaly Survillo

Masterslavl Project Leader

I have four kids, and I believe its right to instill industriousness and penchant for labor in your children. Using games to teach them various professions and skills is the most suitable format.

Tatyana Shubina

Head of the Social Projects at the Agency for Strategic Initiatives

The ACI has analyzed and systematized the overregulation entrepreneurs are facing when carrying out their supplementary child education and development projects. One of those is the lack of premises, excessive requirements to licensing and redundant sanitary regulations, as well as ill-designed public-private partnership mechanisms in this area. The initiative is to systematically address those challenges and create favorable conditions for creating and developing supplementary education systems in the country, not only by using budgetary funding, but also with non-budgetary sources while also relying on entrepreneurs and businesses that are interested in training their future staff.

Yuri Vlasov

Acting Director General of the United Rocket and Space Corporation

To create competitive products and to implement state-of-the-art manufacturing technology in our industry is not possible without investing in human resources, without instilling in our youth an interest in astronautics. We need a new space dream that will drive the youth to seek to become new Gagarins and Korolyovs.