RVC and St. Petersburg Polytechnic University are training entrepreneurs of the future


Andrei Rudskoy, the rector of RSPPU and a RAS Academician, and Alexander Povalko, RVC General Director, have signed an agreement to implement the road map, which aims to establish educational and research programs at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University from 2018 to 2020.

The parties to the agreement, which was signed at the XXII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, have agreed to implement a number of educational projects aimed at training qualified personnel for NTI markets. Pursuant to NTI center’s development program ‘New Production Technologies’ the SPbU’s Institute of Advanced Production Technologies will offer the course on innovative economy and technology entrepreneurship, which was developed by the RVC. The goal of the course is to develop modern entrepreneurial skills in natural-science and technical students.

RVC will also assist SPbPU students in taking internship courses in major innovative companies and taking part in summer and winter schools for tech-up entrepreneurs as part of international teams.

SPbPU’s Higher School of Technology Entrepreneurship will offer its facilities to carry out programs to accelerate students' technology projects. Besides, to monitor and promote projects with high leadership potential, the university will choose among the students’ technology projects the most promising ones and enroll them in the ranking of technology start-ups, TekhUspech, which RVC has conducted since 2012.

‘Teaching technology entrepreneurship is one of the most important tasks facing the higher education system and the only way to solve it is to consolidate efforts of universities, science and business. We have developed a road map to create a favorable environment for young people to learn about innovation sphere and promote their developments to international markets, said Alexander Povalko, RVC Director General.

‘St. Petersburg Polytechnic university today plays a key part in digital transformation of economy, it is a synergy hub for science, education and business. The Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, which implements an education model of University 4.0, was established in SPbPU as a leading institution to develop and apply advanced technologies with the focus on the training of specialists capable of implementing real-time projects on a global scale. The educational and research programs which we are implementing in conjunction with the RVC will help us prepare specialists with world-class competencies,’ said Andrei Rudskoy, the rector at the SPbPU.


About RVC

RVC JSC is a governmental fund of funds, the Institute of Development of the Russia's venture investment industry. The main objectives of RVC JSC: promote creation of Russia's own venture capital industry and execute functions of the Project Office of the National Technology Initiative (NTI). The authorized capital of RVC JSC is more than 30 billion roubles. One hundred per cent of the RVC capital is owned by the Russian Federation represented by the Federal Agency for Management of State Property of the Russian Federation (Rosimushchestvo). The total number of funds formed by RVC JSC has reached 26, their total size is 35.7 billion roubles. The share of RVC JSC is 22.7 billion rubles. The number of innovative companies approved for investment by RVC funds has reached 223. The total amount of monetary funds approved for investment is 18.2 billion roubles.

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