Sergey Smirnov is an industrial designer, the General Director at SMIRNOV DESIGN, the Director of The Center for Research and Development at the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Design and Applied Arts (MSADAA). Sergey is a graduate of the Industrial Design Department of the Stroganov MSADAA. In 1998, he founded SMIRNOV DESIGN which is presently one of the Russian industrial design leaders. For two years in a row, in 2013 and in 2014, SMIRNOV DESIGN won the most prestigious industrial design award the Red Dot Design Award. In 2015, in collaboration with Rosnano, Sergey represented Ronavi, a company engaged in robotics in logistics, at The Open Innovations Forum. A year since then, he started to teach at the Graduate School of the Design Department of the Stroganov MSADAA becoming the Head of The Center for Research and Development at the Stroganov MSADAA.