Anatoliy Aleksandrovich ALEKSANDROV

Rector of Bauman Moscow State Technical University

Dear young colleagues!

I’m glad to welcome you to the International Forum for Academic Youth “Step into the Future”.

Over 30 years, the Forum has attracted talented schoolchildren from all regions of Russia and foreign nations. We value those who have shown interest in engineering since their early years, creating their projects and constantly working to improve them.

Being part of the Forum is a unique opportunity for each of you to demonstrate your developments and make your first step into the world of science. You will participate in proper scientific discussions and disputes, you will have your ideas reviewed in talks with the leading scientists of our university and your fellow colleagues.

We shall gladly provide our full support to the winners of the “Step into the Future” Contest should they decide to enroll into Bauman University. We are definitely heading in the same direction as those who are ready to make their ideas come true and prove their ability to work hard. Students of Bauman University are bright, devoted and engineering talents, ready to invent new technologies for the benefit of society.

It’s important for us that the brightest young minds come to study at Bauman University. Our professors and mentors shall help you discover your engineering talents, while the university’s unique infrastructure shall give them an opportunity to put into practice even the boldest of projects.

This year we have to hold our discussions online. But, since Bauman University has been back to in-person session since February, our meetings will soon transfer to a more conventional, live setting.

I wish all participants to work productively and to achieve new heights and victories. I’m sure that 2021, the Year of Science and Technology, will open a great opportunity for you to make a confident step into the future.


Ivan Ivanovich MELNIKOV

First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, professor at M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Dear colleagues and friends!

Let me welcome with all my heart all the participants of the major International Online Forum for Academic Youth “Step into the Future”!

The forum shall mark the program’s 30th anniversary.

Remembering the time when the “Step into the Future” was only just beginning, I am happy to congratulate you on the event! The development of this milestone project is the achievement of teachers and professors, scientists and experts, young researchers and their parents, who have united to support this program. The organization of this difficult arrangement was taken up by Bauman Moscow State Technical University, the Russian Youth Polytechnical Society, the nation’s leading universities, schools, research institutes, and children’s art centers.

I have thoroughly examined all of the Forum’s materials sent to me by Alexander Olegovich Karpov, the program’s supervisor, especially the examples of projects by the members of the Russian national team prepared for young scientist competitions held in the European Union. When you see the children’s names and their intelligent enthusiastic faces beside the titles of the projects they work on, you feel genuine excitement. The future surely belongs to those modest and eager teenagers. They represent the future of the country, the future of the world, and we need to help them make a step into that future.

Each country has its own national interests, including those in scientific and technological development. However, human progress is a common cause. Therefore, I particularly welcome participants of the Forum from every corner of the world! The program organizers have managed to unite the best young scientists, representing dozens of countries. I wish you to make friends, cooperate and look for the solutions to the topical problems together!

I wish the organizers of the Forum and all its participants to reach new creative heights, scientific achievements, and all the best!


Lilia Salavatovna GUMEROVA

Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture

To participants of the International Online Forum for Academic Youth “Step into the Future”

On behalf of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture and myself, I welcome the participants and organizers of the International Online Forum for Academic Youth “Step into the Future”.

Talent, energy, creative abilities of young people are the main conditions for the present and future success and breakthrough development of Russia. In this regard, the “Step into the Future” Forum is a unique forum where young researchers invent important and necessary things, conduct scientific research, obtain results and find ways to apply them to the real sector of the economy. Bringing together leading Russian universities, schools, scientific institutes and enterprises, the forum conducts large-scale work with the youth, contributing to the upbringing and identification of a new generation of inventors, researchers and scientists.

This year the forum, which has gathered over a thousand of winners of scientific and technological competitions from Europe, the United States, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania, is held for the thirtieth time, which brings additional significance to the forum.

I am sure that the “Step into the Future” Forum will continue to open up new prospects for its participants and discover talents in different regions of our country and abroad.

I sincerely wish the participants and organizers of the Forum to reach new horizons and enjoy productive communication!


Valery Nikolaevich FALKOV

Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation

Dear friends!

The “Step into the Future” International Scientific Youth Forum is the event with a thirty-year history of encouraging the development of Russian science.

The Forum is the place where as a result of a competitive examination, we see those young researchers who will become the honor of the country tomorrow.

In the Year of Science and Technology, it is important to strengthen relations between generations of scientists. So that what is strength of the Russian scientific school – continuity and mentorship – will help schoolchildren and students to choose the right professional path.

I wish organizers of the Forum to bring to light new talents and its participants - scientific discoveries.


Aleksandr Mikhaylovich SERGEYEV

President and Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Dear friends and young colleagues!

On behalf of the Russian Academy of Sciences and myself, I am happy to welcome you, participants of the 30th Anniversary Forum for the Academic Youth “Step into the Future”.

For 30 years, the “Step into the Future” Program has been an important venue that ensures collaboration of science and education, creates the conditions for identifying and supporting talented high school children and students, orienting them towards a successful career in the fields of science and hi-tech, that are necessary for Russia’s advanced development.

It’s important that the “Step into the Future” Program is open for everyone who sees their future among creative and dedicated people. We notice successful, effective work of the Program’s graduates in the leading scientific institutions and places of professional education of our country.

I’m convinced that the potential of every participant will be fully realized during the Anniversary Forum. Your energy, enthusiasm and readiness for creative work will help to reach the most ambitious goals.

I wish the participants, organizers and guests of the Forum successful work, productive discussions and realization of the bravest plans and projects.

Don’t give up or retreat on the arduous path of scientific search and discovery. As a reward, you’ll receive humanity’s most valuable asset - true knowledge!


Tatyana Viktorovna VASILIEVA

Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Fereration

Dear friends!

On behalf of the Ministry of Education of Russia, I welcome all participants and organizers of the International Online Forum for Academic Youth “Step into the Future”.

The best young researchers from all corners of our country have assembled here today, each of them helping develop hi-tech, conducting unique research and making invaluable contributions to the development of Russian science.

By developing your projects, you set an example to all schoolchildren, showing how knowledge can help realize your talents, make positive contributions and bring confidence in success.

The Forum gathers prospective young innovators and supports international projects in the field of scientific preparation of the youth.

I wish the participants to successfully demonstrate their projects, prove their strategic thinking skills and find like-minded associates for your projects.

I wish you success, great discoveries, lasting memories and deserved victories!


Sergei Kuzhugetovich SHOIGU

Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation

Dear comrades!

On behalf of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, I welcome you to the 30th anniversary All-Russian Innovation Forum “Step into the Future”.

The Russian scientific and social program for the youth “Step into the Future” has been in place for over a quarter of a century, contributing to the development of creative activity of talented young people on the most current topics in the fields of engineering, natural, social, humanitarian and economic sciences.

The contributions of the program’s participants to the science-driven spheres of the Russian military-industrial complex are significant.

I am confident that the 30th Forum will prove to be the start of a new stage in promoting discoveries of young researchers.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is interested in capable young people and actively recruits them for service in the scientific divisions, where talented graduates of higher education institutions conduct their own scientific work in their preferred fields in the interests of improving the country’s defensive capabilities.

I wish the All-Russian Innovation Forum “Step into the Future” fruitful work, and to the organizers I wish new ideas, interesting meetings and creative successes.


Dmitry Olegovich ROGOZIN

CEO of State Corporation "Roscosmos”

Dear participants and guests of the Forum!

On behalf of the State Corporation Roscosmos, I congratulate you on the opening of the International Online Forum for Academic Youth “Step into the Future”, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Russian scientific and social program for the youth and schoolchildren!

The Forum is a launchpad into the world of science and technology for thousands of schoolchildren and students who are enthusiastic about science and engineering, and able to generate fresh ideas and create new technologies.

I hope that the results will be valuable for all participants of the event and the suggested recommendations will find their further application in practice.

I wish all participants and organizers of the Forum fruitful work, constructive dialog and effective collaboration!


Elena Vladimirovna VLADIMIRSKAYA

The Government of St. Petersburg. Interim Chairman of the Education Committee

Dear friends!

I welcome all participants of the Russian Science and Social Program for the Youth “Step into the Future”!

We all see how the growing generation’s attitude to science has been changing over the last several years, how children’s interest in research in natural, social-humanitarian and engineering sciences has grown.

The Government of St. Petersburg is putting in a lot of effort to create opportunities to realize these interests. New platforms for children are being opened, where they make their first scientific steps, where contests and competitions for different levels are being held, famous theoreticians and practitioners are being courted to work with children. Taken together, all these measures produce spectacular results. Young citizens of St. Petersburg continue to amaze us with their talents, enthusiasm and creative ambitions.

When we talk about young scientists and their achievements, we can’t forget their mentors. They transfer to their apprentices not only their knowledge and experience, but also a tiny part of their soul, their love for science. Dear mentors, thank you for your work and your sacrifices!

I wish all participants of the International Online Forum for Academic Youth “Step into the Future” the best of luck in reaching new frontiers of science! Remember: the future of our city and our country depends on you!

Good luck to you, dear friends!


Stanislav Alekseevich KUDZH

Rector of MIREA - Russian Technological University

Dear colleagues, organizers, and participants of the “Step into the Future” Forum!

I am happy to greet you from the heart of Russia, the city of Moscow, on behalf of MIREA - Russian Technological University!

This year's “Step into the Future” anniversary forum has brought together representatives from all the continents. Despite the pandemic and still closed borders, we have found a way to be together and develop global youth science.

Everything that we thought was the distant future has become real here and now. These are remote workplaces, virtual laboratories, international projects, and a huge stream of online events including the current “Step into the Future” Forum.

All of this would not be possible without scientists working in the state of the art. It is the work of IT specialists, who have made our virtual meeting possible in principle. It is the work of cyber security specialists, who make such events safe from virtual threats. It is the work of engineers, who create the necessary devices.

Such great progress in recent decades shows that it is scientists who have the greatest influence on global development in key social areas like medicine, education, communication, transport, and many others.

Therefore, I would like to turn to young scientists. Be ambitious! Do not be afraid to propose solutions that could become crucial for the development of the whole world! And, of course, make use of all the opportunities provided by the “Step into the Future” Forum!

Today we are welcoming here the best of over 25,000 teenagers who have passed the Forum’s qualification events. I am sure that you are the ones who will be able to proudly carry the banner of Russian science into the future.

I wish you fruitful work and interesting scientific discoveries!


Boris Georgievich SALTYKOV

President of the Polytechnic Museum

Dear friends and young colleagues!

I warmly welcome all the participants of the International Online Forum for Academic Youth “Step into the Future” (hereinafter, the Forum)!

For 30 years, the “Step into the Future” Program has been an important platform supporting the connection between science and education, creating the environment to support talented high school and college students in their focus on building a successful career in science and high tech.

I am sure that the potential of each participant will be fully unlocked at the anniversary Forum. Your willingness to be creative will allow you to achieve the most ambitious goals.

I wish the Forum participants, organizers and guests successful work, productive discussions, and fulfillment of the most daring ideas


Vladimir Dmitrievich SHADRIKOV

Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, winner of the Russian President’s Education Award, Professor

Dear friends!

I have had an opportunity to trace the development of the “Step into the Future” Program since its inception through the entire 30 years. As a psychologist, I know that a person’s abilities and talent develop through activity. This is exactly the opportunity this Program provides for high school and college students. It is a starting position for trying your hand at the field of science. The Program addresses one of the key issues – the developing of the intellectual potential of our Motherland.

Recent years have shown the Program’s efficiency. It has opened prospects for many participants. In many respects, the Program’s success is due to the talented leadership and, first of all, the personal participation of Alexander Olegovich Karpov, as well as support at the initial stage by Bauman Moscow State Technical University.

I wish the Program’s participants and organizers further success and significant individual achievements.


Artem Evgenievich SHADRIN

Senior Director for Innovation Policy of HSE University

To participants of the International Online Forum for Academic Youth “Step into the Future”

I welcome the organizers and participants of the International Online Forum for Academic Youth, which this year is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Russian Scientific and Social Program for the Youth and Schoolchildren “Step into the Future”!

Over the past 30 years, this program has been successfully solving the problem of development and support of scientific and research work, scientific and technical creativity of the youth. The result of many years of implementing this program is the formation of a new generation of young Russian scientists and engineers - those who create the future of our country.

Dear participants of the Forum, your ideas, inventions and scientific research are the things that make our country economically competitive and the lives of our people better. This is what constitutes the mission of the Russian Scientific and Social Program for the Youth “Step into the Future”!

I wish you creative achievements and good luck!


Aleksander Olegovich KARPOV

The Chairman of the Central Council of the Russian Socio-Scientific Program for Youth and Schoolchildren «Step into the Future», President of the Russian Youth Engineering Society

Dear young friends and respected colleagues!

Let me congratulate all of you on the glorious 30th anniversary of the Russian Scientific and Social Program for Youth and Students “Step into the Future”.

The International Forum “Step into the Future” has gathered the best of the world’s youth science. It is more than a thousand schoolchildren-researchers from 23 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, including natives of 228 cities, 283 villages, farmsteads, and settlements. We note the enthusiasm and the highest level of works by our young colleagues, who are ready to give an answer to the most acute challenges of our time. We express our gratitude to our senior colleagues – foreign and Russian organizers, scientific supervisors, and specialists who have done so much to make our common forum possible.

The Forum is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the “Step into the Future” Program, which is the main Russian young talents factory, generators of promising ideas, innovative developments, new engineering and technological solutions. Each year more than 150 thousand Russian schoolchildren go through research training under the Program. The Program is performed on the basis of 52 regional offices and 141 local branches covering the territory of all the 9 timezones of the Russian Federation.

The “Step into the Future” Program was born at a difficult time for Russia – in 1991, when the country was going through the peak of the most difficult socio-economic reforms. The birthplace of the Program was Bauman Moscow State Technical University, the founder of the world-famous Russian School of Engineering Education. Bauman University has given the world many creative minds, among whom are the inventors of rocket and space technology, passenger jet aircraft, diesel locomotive, automatic machine line, and television tube. Bauman University graduates have paved the way into space for humanity.

The “Step into the Future” Program has organized nationwide research training for school children aged 7 to 18, who aim to realize their potential in science and engineering. Today 88 universities, 67 research institutes and design bureaus, and 229 organizations from the industry, energy, medicine, and other sectors of the economy are involved in working with young talents.

The International Forum “Step into the Future” is organized by Bauman Moscow State Technical University and the Russian Youth Engineering Society. The 49 distant sections of the Forum will work on the basis of 12 leading Russian universities and 14 world-known academic research institutes. The Forum jury consists of over 100 doctors and 150 candidates of science.

The Forum participants received greetings from the Federation Council and State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Defense of Russia, St. Petersburg Government, Roscosmos State Corporation, and rectors of leading Russian universities.

The Forum has been supported by the Presidential Grants Fund, state corporations: Roscosmos, Rosatom, Rostec; the Infrastructure and Educational Program Fund (Rusnano Group), Rosseti, RusHydro, Komus, Khrapunov Tool Plant, federal and regional mass media, and a number of other organizations.

We are on the threshold of exciting events – scientific battles, meetings of like-minded people, and, of course, awards, which are waiting for the winners in more than 70 nominations.

I wish every participant of the Forum all the best of success!


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