MOSCOW, 16 Jan 07. /TASS/. The Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) in 2018 will open an educational Internet site to assist start-ups within the project "University of the National Technological Initiative (NTI) 20.35 ". This is what ASI's CEO, Svetlana Chupsheva, reported to the journalists on January 16 during the Gaidar forum:
The National Technology Initiative is a federal program providing measures to support the development of promising industries in Russia, which over the next 20 years can become the basis of global economy. According to the ASI, which participates in implementing the program, the NTI University is not a university in the usual sense of the word. The tasks of the university are to prepare technology leaders in business and government, capable of implementing NTI, and work out the best educational practices. In July 2017 the director of the ASI's Young Professionals, Dmitry Peskov said that NTI University is expected to release first thousand graduates in 2018.
The Gaidar Forum is the annual international scientific and practical conference in the field of economics. The forum has been held since 2010. The organizers are the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy and Association of Innovative Regions of Russia. TASS is the general information partner of the forum.