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New year with innovation

On the last school day before the winter holidays, participants in the Explore the Internet & Govern It! project visited the Skolkovo Innovation Center. The tour was a New Year’s gift from the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ to the teams that placed in the top 10 in the closed online tournament that was held in December 2019 especially for cadet classes.

The tour started at the main building of Skolkovo: the students saw the country’s largest 3D printer, visited the capsules dedicated to the scientific and technical developments of the center’s residents, were shown the laboratories and workshops where scientists make bold hypotheses and put into practice innovative ideas, walked through the coworking space, and also talked with a know-it-all robot and a barista robot and watched innovative pancakes being made.

The second part of the tour was a cybersecurity workshop, A Secret that Should not be Made Public. The students found out about different types of internet fraud and learned how to encrypt transmitted information. They also were taught how to create and, most importantly, memorize complex passwords using special mnemonics that will reliably protect accounts from hacking.

In addition to traveling to the world of innovation, the children received prizes: souvenirs and a board game, Galactic RUckus, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the ccTLD .RU, which was celebrated throughout 2019.

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