Among those addressing the audience were Skoltech Senior Vice President for Development Alexander Safonov and CEO of the Center for International and Comparative Law Studies Yulia Mullina, as well as Professor Andrei Osiptsov, the director of Skoltech’s Energy Transition Center, and that center’s Deputy Director Irina Gayda, who served as the academic director of the course. Skoltech’s Applied AI Center, Energy Center, and Petroleum Center also participated in designing and teaching the course.
“I was very impressed with the level of work on the group projects, which the course participants had only two weeks to prepare (they were taking the course while still maintaining their day jobs),” Irina Gayda said. “According to the jury’s assessments, the teams were neck and neck, with just a few points separating the winner from the first runner-up project. I also admire the commitment of our experts who took the time to analyze the projects, give their feedback, and come to the defense.”