RVC and Northern (Arctic) Federal University will train technological entrepreneurs


The agreement on cooperation in technological entrepreneurship development had been signed by Elena Kudryashova, Rector of Northern (Arctic) Federal University n.a. M.V. Lomonosov, and Alexandr Povalko, General Director of Russian Venture Company (RVC), in NArFU. The signing took place within the XXIII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The agreement on cooperation provides the “road map” development for the next three years, within which the university will implement educational and innovative- business programs, including in the interests of the National Technology Initiative.

The first step will be the inclusion of the "Innovative Economics and Technological Entrepreneurship” course, developed by RVC, in the NArFU education program. The course goal is to teach students to develop the high-tech products or services, as well as to create their own startups and implement the commercial research and development. The student training will begun in September 2020. The university considers possibility to register the student startups as graduate qualification works.

The university will also open joint programs of additional education and advanced training in the areas of “markets of the future”, including the distance learning modes. The young entrepreneur internship programs in leading innovative companies were developed.

Alexandr Povalko, General Director of RVC
The Russian universities are actively implementing the student technology entrepreneurship development programs; the next step will be the formation of regional business ecosystems. NArFU, as one of the leading universities of the country, has all the opportunities to adapt the latest educational practices, expand the cooperation with business and create the development basis of the technology commercialization.
Elena Kudryashova, Rector of NArFU n.a. M.V. Lomonosov
In the process of specialist preparation for work in the Arctic and other regions, the university pays great attention to cooperation with enterprises and business structures. I am sure that cooperation with the Russian Venture Company will help our youth to more actively develop, promote and turn the country innovation transformation ideas into reality.


Northern (Arctic) Federal University n.a. M.V. Lomonosov (Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution for Higher Education (FSAEI HE) is a higher education institution in Arkhangelsk. The Federal University was established on the basis of Arkhangelsk State Technical University. The university is the largest research and educational center in northwest Russia, it is a member of the Eurasian Universities Association and the Association of leading universities in Russia. The NArFU mission as a federal university is directly related to the implementation of the Arctic strategy of the Russian Federation and the creation of an innovative and human resource base for the development of the North and the Arctic.

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