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RVC to teach South Ural students to create startups

Source: OTV Broadcasting Company

A new course, Innovative Economics and Technological Entrepreneurship, will be included in curriculum at universities.

The Chelyabinsk Oblast will become a platform for holding technological contests. On the eve, the Regional Government concluded a relevant agreement with the Russian Venture Company. This will contribute to the implementation of digital economy projects and programs, promote technological entrepreneurship and venture investments and development of innovative ecosystems.

NTI takes efforts to develop high-tech companies in the regions and the country that create products in new markets with the use of new technologies. Today, a lot of efforts have been made at the level of the country and the region for such companies to appear and access the market. RVC is the NTI’s project office in this sense. We have expanded cooperation tools: this is the introduction of NTI lessons in schools, work with universities, development of acceleration programs for high-tech start-ups, told Yana Kovalenko, Director of the Center for Cluster Development of the Region, Radio Business FM Chelyabinsk.

The agreement signed by Governor Boris Dubrovsky and CEO, Chairman of the Board of RVC Alexander Povalko, will also provide the National Technology Initiative an opportunity to “grow” their own projects. Students will be the first to get a chance because a new course “Innovative Economics and Technological Entrepreneurship” will be started at universities. The study will focus on making startups.

The Chelyabinsk Region pays special attention to the implementation of the National Technology Initiative and Digital Economy projects in the region. To this end, we are building a systematic work with federal development institutions, we are trying to create the most efficient ecosystem for our companies, and we are intensifying the interaction of science, technological entrepreneurs, innovators, large and medium-sized businesses. In general, we create conditions for the best to learn from the best, said Boris Dubrovsky, Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region.

It is important to note that the Chelyabinsk Region already has a “road map” that forms the conditions for the development of the NTI until 2019. It was used to launch The Chelyabinsk Boiling Point, open Skolkovo Regional Operator, launch two Yandex. Lyceums and to lay a course for the robotics development. Moreover, educational initiatives, acceleration programs, hackathons are a constant agenda of the region.

Contributed by: Darya Leonova

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