SAP Experts Told about MAI Hackathon on Aviation and Transport

SAP Experts Told about MAI Hackathon on Aviation and Transport
For the second year in a row, AVIASAP is being held at Moscow Aviation Institute - two-day intensive for students, in which participants generate ideas and create prototypes using the SAP Cloud Platform, SAP BUILD, SAP Analytics Cloud. The main mission of the project is to search for opportunities to improve the aviation industry and solve urgent business cases.

“Collaboration with international companies in terms of conducting events for students aimed at developing creative thinking, combined with the implementation of their ideas on platform solutions using the most advanced technologies. Such events take MAI to the level of a leading university in the market of IT education,” says Head of MAI IT-Center Maria Bulakina. "Participation of world-famous companies in such events as a hackathon allows to attract international students and involve them in a creative environment. The young people see that with the help of their IT solutions, the business processes of companies are changing, and this allows them to feel their importance.”

This year, AVIASAP brought together more than 50 Russian and international students from various universities, not only Moscow Aviation Institute, but also Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russian University of Transport, K.G. Razumovsky Moscow State University of Technologies and Management, Obninsk Institute For Nuclear Power Engineering at MEPhI, etc. 

The hackathon’s educational and design program included master classes from RAMAX Group and SAP specialists, training sessions and moderation using design thinking, work on technical and software prototypes, as well as final development presentations.

The hackathon jury included experts from MAI, SAP and industrial partners - Accenture, PwC, RAMAX Group and Novardis. Participants were offered a choice of three thematic areas - services for passengers and companies, and after-sales services.

As a result of the vote, the first place went to the Jutter team, which developed a prototype application for passengers. It will help organize the storage of things that are not needed during the flight, but are needed on the way to the airport and upon returning home, for example, in winter, a down jacket and hat will wait for its owner in Moscow, and not travel with him to Hawaii.

The second place went to the No Toxic People team, which proposed a solution for predicting repair checks for SuperJet. And the third was Avialovers with a service for predicting repair parts.

Dmitry Krasyukov, Executive Director of SAP CIS, noted: “For SAP, one of the main directions related to education is cooperation with the largest universities. The University SAP Alliance program helps this in the framework of which we are entering a new level of work with MAI after more 5 years of cooperation. Universities are becoming a platform for hackathons, lectures, crowdsourcing and innovative projects, the most important link in the process of creating and testing ideas. It is this collaboration between business and universities that can help close the gap between fundamental knowledge and practice. It is important to involve young professionals in working with innovations, especially in the framework of specific business tasks. Only in this way they can become part of the Russian and world ecosystem that forms the digital economy. ”

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