In 2005, the National Research Tomsk State University initiated the organization of the annual All-Russian scientific and practical school-conference of students, graduate students and young scientists "Innovatika". Since 2012, foreign representatives have taken part in its work (with lectures and reports), since 2015 it has acquired international status. This event implements such forms of interaction between young and more experienced participants as lectures by leading scientists, practitioners and organizers of innovative activities, competitions, master classes, business trainings, round tables and, of course, presentation of the results of youth interdisciplinary research and projects. This annual event is both scientific, applied, and educational in nature and is a vivid example of the implementation of the idea of ​​the Big University of Tomsk as a scientific and educational consortium for training specialists in innovation.