Visit to an exhibition of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives’ projects 2017-07-26 16:10:00 Petrozavodsk Vladimir Putin began his working trip to Karelia with a visit to the IT Park at Petrozavodsk State University, where he viewed an exhibition of projects carried out with support from the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). In particular, the President attended a presentation of the space Boiling Point – Petrozavodsk, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives’ infrastructure project and platform for new ideas and projects, presentations and exchange of best practice within ASI. ASI General Director Svetlana Chupsheva showed the President around. Similar Boiling Points projects are already operating in Moscow, St Petersburg and Ivanovo, and there are plans to open more in Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Yakutsk, Ulyanovsk, Irkutsk, Tomsk, Tula, Novokuznetsk, and Novosibirsk. Mr Putin also looked over the information stands of the projects Leaders’ Club, Digital Region, and Cyber Russia. Among the research and development results presented to the President were a blood test system for early heart attack diagnosis and a device that compensates for lack of sunlight, which takes the form of a wrist watch and makes it possible to get enough vitamin D when sunlight is in short supply. Acting Head of the Republic of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov presented the region’s development strategy to the President during the visit to the exhibition.