On 21-22 April 2016, Moscow hosted the II Annual Forum "Innovation Ecosystem: universities and research centres", organized by RVC and NRTU Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys in partnership with the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. This year, the central theme was the development of innovation ecosystems of universities and research institutions, the establishment of 3.0 Universities and a discussion of their participation in the implementation of the National Technology Initiative (NTI).
The Forum was attended by over 950 people: these are representatives of federal and regional authorities, leading Russian and international universities and research organizations, private and public corporations, investors and managers of small innovative companies, engineering centres and technology parks.
The work at the Forum was held on thematic tracks, among which there were "Management", "Services", "University for NTI", "Industry", "Communication", "Investments", "Tehtransfer", "Territory", and "External Stakeholders".
As part of the track "University for NTI", was the final competitive selection of project teams that will take part in the Foresight Navy 2016 and will be able to include their projects in the roadmap of the university workgroup NTI. The winners have become the team of BFU named after Kant, University of Innopolis, MAI, MPU, MSUGC, MIPT, NSU, SpBPU, TSU, TUSUR, ITMO University.