TsAGI Takes Part in Discussion Called MultProm: Industry in Cartoons
19 October 2020
Ot vinta! (‘Clear prop!’), the International youth festival in science and technology, initiated a discussion session called MultProm: Industry in Cartoons. The festival was supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. The event was held on October 7 in the Conference Hall of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
TsAGI was represented by Yekaterina Rostovtseva, Head of Social Development and Corporate Culture.
The festival participants and partners discussed the preliminary results of MultProm 2020, the 1st International contest in amateur popular-science cartoons. The experts assessed the level and quality of the cartoons and set the future development direction of the project.
According to the discussion participants, the 21st century means technologies and new approaches, including those linked with education. Multimedia delivers information to an audience concisely, intelligibly and in a modern way.
The meeting highlighted the issue of the youth’s professional education and technical skills development. ‘I would like to emphasize the importance of the youth’s early professional orientation. Popular-science animation is exactly the right way to inform the youth on different specialties, to help them put priorities regarding their future job, and to raise their interest in industry and innovations. This work area could be further continued within such contests,’ said Rostovtseva.
MultProm 2020 contest has been organized since April 2020 in cooperation with Soyuzmultfilm (Russian animation studio). The contest is supported by Russian Animated Film Association, by Rosmolodezh (Russia’s Federal Agency for Youth Affairs), and by Rossotrudnichestvo (Russia’s Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation). The festival and Soyuzmultfilm signed their cooperation agreement in 2017 at St. Petersburg Cultural Forum; they have cooperated within different projects since then. The outcome of the projects was the international popular-science animation contest which has attracted more than 200 participants from Russia, Germany, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and India.