Results of Hewlett-Packard and World ORT cooperation are highly estimated



During the period February, 12-13 at the Atlas-Park hotel in Moscow the Hp Digital Forum was organised where were 50 participants of the realised by Hewlett-Packard Corporation (HP) invited. Among them there were 10 managers and teachers of joint projects of HP and World ORT.



There were Vice-President of HP, Managing Director of HP Russia Mr Owen Kemp; HP Business Development Mr Karel Vavruska; HP Labs Open Innovation Office Mr Igor Belousov; Head of HP Learning Centre Mr Vladimir Overchenko and HP Corporate Marketing Mrs Irina Efremova presented.


Within the frames of separate meetings Deputy Director of ORT in the CIS and Baltic States supervised the section devoted to the GET-IT program realisation.


Within the frames of the Forum preparing HP Corporation organised the contest of projects. According the reviewing of the reports for the 2008 Mrs Larisa Saliy, Director of the HP-ORT DCC Centre in Slavutych (Ukraine) was recognised as The Best Manager.


Education and technology centre (HP-ORT DCC) in  Slavutych is a joint project of Hewlett-Packard Corporation, World ORT, Slavutych municipality and National Technical University of Ukraine (KPI). The Centre is located not far from the centre of the city at the Citys Municipal Library and Information Centre. Digital Community Centre was opened in 2004 and has been aimed for increasing of the educational level in Slavutych, professional orientation of the graduates of Educational Institutions and specialists of the municipal organizations training and retraining. Since opening of the Centre more then 5000 students were trained. Students of Slavutych branches of National Technical University of Ukraine "KPI" and Chernigov State Institute of Economics and Management are trained in the DCC. School's students and teachers, unemployed and , local government institutions staff and employees of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant that become out of job because of its closing are also studied there.

Mrs Saliy described her impressions of the Forum: This meeting has gathered the considerable quantity of participants, among whom representatives of schools, hospitals, universities, charitable foundations from Yakutsk up to a small Ukrainian Slavutych. Participation in such action gives wonderful opportunity to meet colleagues and partners, to exchange news and to work in creative and inspiring atmosphere effectively again. My award is an appreciation of work of all the staff of the Centre. For 5 years of work much was completed, much of that even was completed very well. Our centre plays the important role in ordinary life of small Slavutych. And this award is a serious case for our townspeople - visitors and students of Digital Community Centre to be proud. Unfortunately, the project DCC HP-ORT is finished. All obligations are carried out by the participants of the project. But the Centre, I hope, will not stop its functioning. We will participate in other projects, in particular, in projects connected with a business education for youth. And, certainly, we will continue our nowadays educational activity, to solve the problems put before us and to aspire to new achievements!


The high appreciation from the side of the Ministry of Economic Development, Investment and Trade of the Samara region was received by activity of the HP-ORT MAP Centre. On February, 6th, 2009 on behalf of the Minister of Economic Development, Investment and Trade of the Samara region Mr. G.R.Hasaev to Managing Director Russia Mr Owen Kemp, Director of ORT Russia Mr. Viatcheslav Leshchiner and the Director of the ORT Centre in Samara Mr. Alexander Fradkov the official letter was sent in which it is told: Two-year experience of functioning of the -ORT MAP Centre on the basis of the Regional Centre of Innovations and Transfer of Technologies in Samara region has shown the efficiency of the chosen way. There were more than 500 students according the programs Commercialization of results of scientific and technical activity, Participant of youth innovative competition (CLEVER PERSON),Creation and development of the Centres of Transfer of Technologies and Competence Points,"START",Training and retraining of the faculty in the field of innovative business and others trained there. The experience accumulated there was reflected in articles and theses stated in Russian and the foreign mass media, was represented at the Russian and foreign exhibitions, has been marked by diplomas and awards. On the basis of the above-stated, and considering the modern tendencies of economic development as well, I look forward for the further expansion of your cooperation with the Samara region in the field of preparation of entrepreneurs, increasing Centres activity on the basis of modern innovative technologies.


HP-ORT Centre was opened in 2005 in Samara in cooperation with the Samara State Aerospace University named by Acad. S.P. Korolev. Within the frames of the project HP provided the development of the course Progress Technologies for Progressive Business. The main aim of this course is to demonstrate how micro entrepreneurs could increase the effectiveness of their business by using information and communication technologies (ICT). The course was adopted for small business owners and it points out the problems they faced with and shows what is the technological solving for them.


In December 2008 the new Mobile Multimedia Computer Lab was provided to ORT School Mishpahteinu in Kazan, which has won the Hewlett-Packard grant in terms of the program Transforming teaching and learning through technology. The cooperation of ORT and HP made this event happened.


In Bulletin of HP Global Citizenship (January-February 2009) the interview with the Deputy Director of ORT in the CIS and Baltic States was published (Discovering the success of GET-IT technology, through first hand experience