On November 27, 2018, a telephone conference was held between representatives of EDB Fakel, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and A. Mozhaysky Military Space Academy.

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is the largest technical university of Russia. In 2010 this university was awarded with the status of the national research university, what confirms its high status in multidisciplinary scientific studies and developments. Complex suprasectoral scientific areas and technologies are also actively developed in the university: additive technologies, supercomputer technologies, space studies.

A. Mozhaysky Military Space Academy is a leading educational, scientific and methodological center in the field of military and space activities, information telecommunication technologies.

During the telephone conference the participants discussed such topics as sending the students to work experience internships and graduation practice followed by their employment at EDB Fakel, the defense of theses at the university thesis boards, a possibility for these universities to cooperate as industrial partners in joint scientific works.

As Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University has a practical experience in the use of additive technologies, cooperation possibilities in this area were discussed. Cooperation possibilities were also addressed in the area of perspective plasma thrusters engineering and development and joint research activities in the field of plasma physics.