The representatives of the Russian Engineering Union highly evaluated the economic potential of innovative projects of ISTU presented at the International Youth Industrial Forum "Engineers of the future." On June 26, the University was attended by the first vice-president of the Russian Union of Mechanical Engineers, Vladimir Gutenev, CEO of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, Alexander Veprev, CEO of Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, Leonid Belykh, a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, head of the public organization "Young Innovative Russia" Anna Bukhalo, CEO of Ltd. " Russian electronics" Andrey Zverev.
ISTU students and postgraduates demonstrated the development in aircraft machine engineering, power energy, surface management and new materials. The total area of the exhibition hall of ISTU was about 300 square meters. ISTU guests were not only able to look at the university devices, systems and technology, created by the students, postgraduates and young scientists, but also to see them in action. Management of the university notices that the exhibition in the framework of the forum "Engineers of the Future" is a sort of report to the public on by the students, postgraduates and young scientists the work of ISTU as National Research University; the status was received in 2010. During this time, hundreds of students were interested in science; form the begining of their study, they actively participate in existing projects and offer new ones.
V. Gutenev noticed that information on future projects will be sent to the companies - members of the Engineering Union, the specialization of which fits to the introduction of developments.
He got interested in the investment project of ISTU "Innovative technology of solid-phase iron production made of off-grade natural and man-made raw materials" and the design and development of sonar systems system of research and monitoring of gas hydrates. According to V. Gutenev, "projects of this level do not necessarily realize only at the level of the country; they can be offered to foreign companies."
At the last day of the forum there was a round table on the topic "Engineering as a major branch of industry of the Russian Federation. The influence of economic factors on its development." The event was attended by acting rector of ISTU, Alexander Afanas’ev. He stressed that "Engineers of the future" is a program aimed at young people.
III International Youth Industrial Forum "Engineers of the Future" was held in the village Bol’shoe Goloustnoe on July 16-26. More than 50 students, postgraduates and young scientists of ISTU provided the operation of the exhibition. Other 50 ISTU students worked at the forum as participants and volunteers. Guests of the pavilion of ISTU were able to appreciate the advantages of using of the planar heating elements and systems of "smart" lighting as an example of "Innodom". Visitors are shown nanomodified asphalt, concrete, paint, and building material made of wastes (sludge-lignin from Baikal paper mill) that saves cement without compromising the quality of the construction. Everyone was able to hold a little experience in "Eksperimentarium". The visitors participated in the production of nano-paint under the supervision of postgraduates and students of ISTU, have launched a vertical take-off aircraft, determined the best connection of cables and wires, tested the therapeutic laser device to search for biologically active points, saw the operation of snow melting device and the device for fire-fighting by the mean of soil throwing.