I came to Triple Point
when it was in its infancy and was at the early stage in the minds of a few enthusiasts: PhD and Master's students at Skoltech. By the way, one of them, Arina Ivanova, is still involved in the project as a CEI coordinator. Triple Point developed gradually and we are all very grateful to Skoltech staff for their help: Alexey Cheremisin, Elena Sokolova, Alexey Nikolaev, Dmitry Kulish, all these people at different stages actively helped the project with finding partners and organizing events.
In the beginning, I promoted the project among students: I maintained social networks and engaged students personally. Now I am more focused on engaging partners and students from other universities.
Initially we focused on private investors, but six months after the first contest we found our first industrial partner, a technological hub for E&S companies, which helps with the organization of the contest's Energy track to this day. Now we already cooperate with 6 companies, launched 3 different tracks, and almost 100 student teams have passed through Triple Point. Some teams continue to develop projects in cooperation with our partners.
Now we are planning to actively involve students from other universities in the competition as we negotiate partnerships with several universities at once.