Project School

The International Project School on Unmanned Vehicles offers you an ideal way to get a great practice in the unique direction of robotics – autonomous transport vehicles.


The Project school is aimed to get together researchers and engineers from industry and academia as well as enthusiasts in sphere of mobile robots.


The Project School offers an excellent platform for researchers and engineers from all over the world to present and exchange their research ideas, to receive feedback from senior members of the self-driven cars community, in academia and industry, on current research and future developments in the research area. It provides a valuable opportunity to establish contacts and R&D cooperation between young researchers, professors and industry experts.


Project school will include: educational program and a competition between 5 groups of students under the guidance of researchers at the Autonomous Transportation Systems Lab, Innopolis University and external experts.

The main goal is to develop modern and effective approaches for self-driven cars, their navigation and services.

7 Days of a great practice and work in team. The number of participants is limited (about 30).

The working language of the Project School is English.

Technical requirements

We are expecting that participants will come with their own laptops, please contact organizers before if you will not be able to bring a laptop with you. The requirements for pre-installed software: Ubuntu 16.04, ROS (Kinetic), Unity 3D, Apollo auto (version 3.0).

Program of Project school

April 6 11.00 Welcome word
Klimchik Alexander, Head of the Center for technologies in Robotics and Mechatronics components, PhD, Associate Professor, Innopolis university
Gafurov Salimzhan, Senior Researcher, Candidate of Engineering Sciences, PhD, Autonomous Transportation Systems Lab, Innopolis university
11.30 Presentations of mentors about projects
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Presentations of the School participants
16.30 Division into teams
17.00 Excursion to the Center for technologies in Robotics and Mechatronics components
18.00 Dinner
20.00 Entertainment
April 7 09.00 “Pilotless systems in railway transport”
Popov Pavel, Head of the Center, Research and Design Institute of Informatization, Automation and Communication, Russian Railways
10.30 Quest “Secret treasure of Innopolis”
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Work on projects
18.00 Dinner
April 8 09.00 “Virtual tests of self-driving cars”
Denis Nekhaev, Technical consultant, MSC Software
11.00 “Technologies for unmanned vehicles in RoadAR Labs”
Eugeniy Nikolsky, director, RoadAR
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Work on projects
18.00 Dinner
19.00 Teambuilding
April 9 09.00 “Automation and robotization in intra warehouse logistics”
Alexandr Sazonov, Key Account Manager, Rocla RUS LLC
11.00 Webinar on NVIDIA Jetson platform for autonomous devices by NVIDIA Corporation
13.00 Lunch
14.00 “Hybrid vehicles: Components and Processes”
Tatiana Minav, Doctor of Engineering, Aalto University (Finland)
15.30 Work on projects
18.00 Dinner
April 10 09.00 “Object Detection”
Rauf Yagfarov, Ms.Sc., Innopolis University
11.00 “Modern approaches to testing ADAS systems at all stages of development”
Vladimir Zuev, Application engineer, National Instrument
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Work on projects
18.00 Dinner
April 11 09.00 Excursion to Sviyazhsk - historic city of Tatarstan
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Work on projects
18.00 Dinner
April 12 09.00 “Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicles”
Jani Erik Heikkinen, D.Sc.(Tech.), Independent Consultant, Espoo, Finland
11.00 “Siemens solutions for self-driving cars”
Shamil Fayzrakhmanov, Siemens Representative Director
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Work on projects
18.00 Dinner
April 13 10.00 Projects presentation of school participants
12.00 Closing Ceremony

Important dates

March 01

Submission deadline

March 07

Acceptance notification


Project school

from April 15

Internship (optional)


The registration fee includes all course material, an accommodation at the Campus of Innopolis University, meal option and social program (fun activities in Innopolis, bus-excursion to Kazan).

Participation in the school with full support:

  • 15 000 RUB for participants from Russia
  • 200 EUR for international participants
  • It`s possible to get financial support to cover participation fees.


Innopolis is a new Russian city, located in the Republic of Tatarstan. Project school will be held in Innopolis University. Specializing in the field of modern information technologies, Innopolis University is not only one of Russia's youngest universities, but also the new city's intellectual center. The participants will be accommodated in comfortable rooms of the modern campus. Each room is equipped with all necessary appliances and new furniture.

School coordinator

Prof. Alexandr Klimchik

Head of the Center for Technologies in Robotics and Mechatronics Components/Innopolis University

Course assistants

Salimzhan Gafurov Senior Researcher, Candidate of Engineering Sciences, PhD
Autonomous Transportation Systems Lab
Roman Fedorenko Assistant Professor, Candidate of Engineering Sciences,
Autonomous Transportation Systems Lab
Aidar Gabdullin Senior Researcher, Autonomous Transportation Systems Lab

The Innopolis University will be able to help with visa application for international participants for quick paperwork. Interested participants should sent their Application form, CV and Motivation letter till March 01 to

Application form

If you have any questions, please, contact

Elmira Zakirova
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