The new modern IoT Lab was officially opened at Lviv Polytechnic on Monday, 5th of March. The lab was initiated by Lviv IT Cluster and is designed for the students of IoT Bachelor’s Program, launched by the Cluster together with local IT companies in 2016.
Lviv IT Cluster has worked on developing the lab during the whole year – beginning with the idea, construction of the lab room, buying equipment and installing it. IoT lab will become a unique platform for students to build smart devices or experiment with hardware part of their projects. There will be 14 working places in the lab. A few practical courses will take place inside the lab.
The modern lab is located in building #5 of Lviv Polytechnic, room 606a. The official opening was hosted by Dmytro Fedasyuk, Vice-Rector on Scientific and Pedagogical Work at Lviv Polytechnic National University; Andriy Moskalenko, Deputy City Mayor; Mykola Mykyichuk, Director of Institute of Computer Technologies, Automation and Metrology at Lviv Polytechnic; Adrian Nakonechnyi, lecturer at Lviv Polytechnic; Zenoviy Veres, Education Director at Lviv IT Cluster, IoT program’s Lead, lecturer at Lviv Polytechnic. Current students of IoT program also visited the official opening.
“IoT program has created a real buzz here at the university and more and more people are interested to study on this program. In total, around one thousand students applied for IT-focused programs at Lviv Polytechnic last year. I hope that the IT industry will have many good professionals in the future. I am very thankful to all IT companies and Lviv IT Cluster for the help in launching the lab. I believe that this will be a fruitful cooperation”- comments Dmytro Fedasyuk, Vice-Rector on Scientific and Pedagogical Work at Lviv Polytechnic National University.
A few practical courses will take place inside the lab, including courses in Microcontrollers, Sensors and Actuators, Electronics and Digital Circuit Engineering. During classes, students will work on their own projects as well as on projects required by the program. Lviv IT Cluster is also planning to launch a second IoT lab.
“The collaboration of Lviv IT Cluster, IT companies, local authorities and the university gave its expected results. It isn’t the only lab we are planning to launch; we are going to start working on the second lab soon. In total, Lviv IT Cluster has already launched 3 innovative degree programs at Lviv Polytechnic and two new programs will be launched in September – Robotics and BA & DS” – comments Stepan Veselovskyi, CEO, Lviv IT Cluster.
IoT lab was created thanks to PLVision, SoftServe, Ciklum, and Cypress, which financially supported the project. Among other sponsors are also Eleks, Sombra, KindGeek, Vakoms, V.I.Tech,
Lohika, GlobalLogic, Intellias, N-iX, Conscensia, Perfectial, Vector Software.