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New technology entrepreneurship programs will be developed by RVC and TPU.

24.05.2018
Source: TASS

It is expected that the course developed by Russian Venture Company will be implemented in Tomsk Polytechnic University.

ST.PETERSBURG, 24 May. /TASS/. During 2018-2020, Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) and Russian Venture Company (RVC) will be engaged in development and implementation of the new educational programs in the field of technological entrepreneurship. The partners executed the relevant agreement at XXII Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

RVC and TPU cooperation roadmap until 2020 implies to include the course "Innovation economy and technological entrepreneurship" developed by RVC in the TPU educational program. Course task is to train students in development process in respect to high technology products or services, creation of their own start-ups and implementation of the commercial result of the research, development and design works.

The partners also plan to open joint master's programs, scientific research based on eight engineering and research TPU schools, creation on joint scientific cross-disciplinary laboratories (for example, equipped with medical research and computer devices for developments in the field of artificial intelligence), development of venture financing in innovation university developments.

"In roadmap development, it was important for us to integrate technology entrepreneurship ideas in the educational programs and provide support in creation of the university innovation infrastructure. Such work will help stimulate emergency of breakthrough technological projects created by the students and university scientific personnel", Aleksandr Povalko, RVC CEO told upon execution.

A separate cooperation direction will be creation of a professional orientation program for scholars according to "Atlas of future professions". The scholars will know such professions as IT-medical worker, genetic consultant, smart home architect, remote security coordinator, aircrafts design engineer and others.

Evolution and innovation

"TPU is one of the first in the country who started training of the engineering entrepreneurs, A School of Engineering Entrepreneurship will be set up in the university, it is aimed at training of the specialists able to create and develop successful business based on the innovation engineering solutions. This year, we together with RVC launch a network masters' program "Technological brokerage", are going to considerably re-work the course "Engineering entrepreneurship", implement many other interesting joint projects", TPU rector Pert Chubik, noticed commenting agreement execution.

RVC JSC is a State fund of funds, one of the development institutions in the Russian Federation. The main objectives of RVC: stimulate creation of Russia's own venture capital industry and execute functions of the Project Office of the National Technology Initiative (NTI).

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