With the help of IT companies Indeema Software and Vakoms, a new Internet of Things laboratory for students at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv will open soon. For many years, the companies have actively supported technical students, including educational programs such as the PLLUG Tech School, which provides free tuition.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast network of interconnected devices with built-in sensors and actuators that can transmit data and be controlled from any location on Earth. The laboratory will be part of the Department of Radiophysics and Computer Technology, and the university’s scientific supervisor will be Ivan Karbovnyk, a professor in this department who holds the title of Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
The new Internet of Things lab will assist students in moving from developing “hardware” to developing and uploading a mobile application that interacts with this “hardware” to the Apple Store and Google Play Market.
The lab will be fully equipped with new Macs and development boards for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Students will, moreover, have access to an engineering workspace for electronics installation and a 3D printer for device design. Modern video conferencing and meeting facilities will also be available, allowing for the quick implementation of distance learning if necessary. Because Indeema Software specializes in Internet of Things projects, it actively supports young professionals who are interested in learning more about the IoT world.
According to recent research, 83 billion IoT devices will be in use worldwide by 2024, with the number of connected devices growing at an exponential rate in the coming years. As a result, the demand for IoT specialists will only grow.
“Education is the key to our future. As a graduate of the Faculty of Electronics, I am proud of our Almamater’s rapid growth and the opportunity to directly participate in it.” – Volodymyr Shevchyk, CEO at Indeema Software.
The laboratory’s opening is the result of close collaboration between IT companies and University teachers and professors.
“Such a laboratory is an investment in the future of Ukraine’s high-tech industry,” says Ivan Karbovnyk, Professor of Radiophysics and Computer Technology.
The laboratory is expected to open in September 2022.