The best theses, projects and project results of the students of all levels of the School of IT faculty will be presented to the Estonian public at the TalTech IT innovation festival at the beginning of the summer. In addition, the results of the work of the School’s research groups will be staged. The event will take place on Wednesday 16 June at the Mektory Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.
According to the event’s project manager and Senior Researcher of the School of IT, Tõnn Talpsepp, with this event, TalTech will show what our students have managed to do, and the focus will be on projects and works that help solve problems important for the society or issues of importance for some companies. At this year's event, awards for the best graduation theses in the School of IT will also be presented.
According to Talpsepp, all too often, student projects remain for a small circle to know only, so the events to be held will provide an overview of how science and the university can create innovative solutions. I hope that quite a few companies or public institutions will get new ideas and more inspiration for cooperation with the university and will also find great employees or trainees, Talpsepp said.
Students and supervisors of the university are welcome to participate in the event: "In case of a project of interest or benefit to the society, whether it be a graduation thesis, a team project or, for example, a work carried out with a research group or during a hackathon – alone or with a group – let me know. Theses can also be recommended for the event by the defence committees", said the project manager, who expects the research groups to present topics that are challenging for students, and involvement of students in their projects.
Team projects are especially welcome, as together, much bigger things can be done than alone. The organisers also expect a stronger integration of team projects or hackathons into the study process, so that students on a tight schedule could also engage in solving the practical problems of the society during their studies. “Of course, we look forward to active participation by students in various projects, and I strongly recommend finding the time and motivation to take part in the challenges and hackathons and later present the results to the public," said Tõnn Talpsepp.
The organisers will involve all companies that have previously proposed projects to students or have had encounters with the university – participated in internship cafés or cooperated in other ways. According to the project manager, the team of the event is open to additional projects by companies or research groups, and, in the sense of innovation boosting, project initiative may come from the students themselves.