The annual event is meant to bring together scientists, firms and politicians interested in making Russia’s economy more innovative by streamlining the path of inventions from concept to market. But panel discussions were only part of the event, as many tech firms and laboratories brought their products to showcase before potential investors and curious visitors.
One of those is a virtual chemistry lab, an educational VR app, which simulates working with real tubes and reagents, but allows room for mistakes. If something blows up in your hands, the boom will be virtual after all. There was another VR application, this one developed by history students, which recreates a scientifically-accurate medieval Moscow to virtually walk in.