RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Established as a spin-off of one of the nation’s leading technical universities, from its early beginnings
INSART has been a company with a very solid scientific and academic base.
Project Management Research Activities
INSART’s corporate research activities are centered around a major project that we launched several years ago. This initiative is aimed to develop the optimal approach and tools for the management of software development projects based on various statistical models. The main idea of our research project is to link together the best project management practices and sophisticated mathematical models with a view to being able to estimate more precisely such important project parameters, as effort, costs, duration, and quality.
Our proprietary tools and techniques have been applied in practice more than one time. The results show that we have made significant progress, and can now ensure a much better estimation quality than can normally be achieved by a software vendor using the standard tools and techniques.
Involvement of Scientific Experts in Projects’ Implementation
Our special relationship with Kharkiv National Technical University (KhPI) has not only always helped us fill our staffing needs with an otherwise impossible quality and cost-efficiency, but it has also provided access to an invaluable scientific and research potential we have been able to use in our projects. Whenever we have to deal with the some business-domain specific intricacies of a project, we are free to approach scientific experts with consummate knowledge of the corresponding field.
Since KhPI is also polytechnic university with a very broad range of specialties, this ability contributes significantly to our competitiveness as a provider as far as development of sophisticated science-intensive software is concerned.
Involvement in and Support of the Educational Process at Universities
Several years ago, INSART launched one of the nation’s more successful and sustainable corporate educational initiatives, - the INSART IT Incubator (www.it2.org.ua).
Students of the National Technical University KhPI, Kharkiv National Aerospace University, Kharkiv National University after Karazin, as well as those of other higher educational establishments, are afforded the opportunity to acquire new, and hone their existing software-engineering skills while still at the university.
Scientific Cooperation with Institutes of Higher Learning
INSART does its best to make its cooperation with the National Technical University and other universities mutually beneficial and rewarding.
IBM Faculty Awards 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009
We pride ourselves on having helped the Department of Informatics and Intellectual Property of the National Technical University KhPI win the IBM Faculty Award in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009.
It is worth mentioning, that in 2004 the Award was granted to Moscow State University (MGU), Moscow Institute of Physics and Engineering (MFTI), several private Russian institutes of higher learning, Kyiv National University after Taras Shevchenko, and Kharkiv National Technical University (KhPI).