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More than 30 Russian universities will start technology entrepreneurship training


34 Russian universities from 25 cities have signed licence agreements with RVC on incorporating the course "Innovative Economy and Technological Entrepreneurship" in the academic programme for 2018/2019, the classes are starting in September. It is planned that the number of operating universities will reach 100, and about 50 thousand students will take the course by 2020.

The educational course "Innovative Economy and Technological Entrepreneurship" is designed by RVC in partnership with the Faculty of Economics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and the ITMO University. In course of the program, students will study a start-up creation process, try to get a grasp on R&D commercialization process, will manage to master methods of project team gathering, development of an implementation plan for bringing a high-tech product to market. The educational program is prepared for students of 3-4 bachelor degree course and can be integrated as a compulsory subject or additional course. The course is completely ready for integration in the academic plan and does not require any extra adaptation.

The leading Russian technical and scientific universities which prepare professionals in such fields as aviation, medicine, electric engineering, nuclear technologies, and so on showed interest in integrating this course. Most of the universities that obtained the license for this course integration are located in Moscow (in the new academic year, the course will be trained in MSU, Moscow Polytechnic University, MAI, MPEI and MEPhI), Samara (the Samara National Research University named after academician S.P. Korolev, Samara State Technical University, Samara State Medical University), Saint-Petersburg (the ITMO University, SPbPU, ETU "LETI"), Kaliningrad (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University), Nizhny Novgorod (Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod), Stavropol (Stavropol State Agrarian University, NCFU), Tomsk (TSU, TPU), Rostov-on-Don (Don State Technical University), Magnitogorsk (Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University) and in other cities. The course is based on the combination of the best Russian and international methods for training entrepreneurship, moreover, it is assumed that the course, if necessary, can be adapted by any university depending on its applied specification.

"We are not going to massively spread the course across Russia, but it does not mean that we would just simply distribute the study guide to universities and close the deal. The quality of teaching is as important as the number of students or projects. That is why we plan to support the professors community, promote further improvement of the course. It is vital to ensure that the teaching methodology is always updated and improved as the sphere of technological entrepreneurship itself always change influenced by new technologies," noticed Alexey Gusev, Innovation Ecosystem Development Director at RVC.

In choosing the professors, the priority is given to professionals experienced in business to make the training more applicable. More than 50 potential professors have passed the training on the teaching methodology organized by RVC.

"The course will be taught as an optional subject on the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Moscow Polytechnic University. It is planned to introduce the course as an optional subject for all technical specialities from 2019. The course will become an organic addition to the discipline "project activities" taught to all bachelor degree courses and will be another important element in forming proactive, entrepreneurial mentality of students. Two disciplines together will help to arrange a filter for project ideas and teams preparation valid for four years of the course. We hope that the formed up teams with proven ideas will manage to implement their own start-up within the master course on the Faculty of Technological Entrepreneurship," said Ivan Yurin, acting Dean of the Faculty of Technological Entrepreneurship at the Moscow Polytechnic University.

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