The cooperation agreement provides support for innovation and entrepreneurship and the development of technology transfer, the development of new training programs for highly qualified personnel, as well as the development of scientific and research projects in the interests of NTI.
RVC and National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) have concluded a cooperation agreement and approved the work program for 2016-2019. The documents were signed by the Acting General Director of RVC Evgeny Kuznetsov and the Principal of TPU Petr Chubik at the III Annual Forum of the regional innovation infrastructure "Ecosystem of Innovations" on 5 December 2016 in Sochi.
The Work Program of the Agreement provides for the development plan and the beginning of the transition to the concept of TPU University 3.0. The transition project will be implemented in 2017 on the basis of the Department of Elite Technical Education (IT TPU). The model will be applied to the TPU in 2018-2019, in the long term — and in other Russian universities.
As part of the coordination of efforts in the innovation and entrepreneurial activity of RVC and TPU will search for and support of high-tech developments with high growth potential in the Russian and foreign markets. The issue of technology transfer will be worked out; the system of interaction with the venture capitalists of different stages will be perfected. The question of launching a joint fund with RVC is being discussed in association with TPU. TPU is expected to take part in the work of the GenerationS federal accelerator of RVC and the launch of its own accelerator of student projects, in order to support entrepreneurs.
As part of the educational activity, the Agreement provides for the development of a number of training programs for highly qualified personnel and career counselling students. It is planned to introduce new educational programs of TPU undergraduate and graduate, including the opening of a joint RVC magistrate programs in the field of "market of the future" and the creation of interdisciplinary research laboratories engaging the leading experts of RVC. As part of the research activities, on the basis of scientific and educational institutions (SEI) TPU will be implemented research projects in the directions relevant for the NTI markets.
Within the agreement, RVC and TPU also planned the organization of symposia, conferences, seminars and other activities in the field of innovation entrepreneurship and venture capital. Specific measures to promote cooperation and joint activities will be carried out by RVC and Voentelekom on the basis of annual and long-term work programs for up to five years.
National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University — the country's largest research and education centre. Founded in 1896, it occupies a leading position in the Russian and world rankings: Top 400 of the QS World University Rankings, Top 100 of the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings, Top 10 and the best non-capital higher education institution according to Russian rating RAEX. The annual R & D volume of performed by university employees is more than 2.0 billion rubles. TPU is a support university of major Russian corporations: Gazprom PJSC, State Corporation Rosatom, Information Satellite Systems named after Academician M.F. Reshetnev JSC, Operator System UES and others.
TPU is one of the main Russian exporters of education. Today, the university has about 4 thousand foreign students from 33 countries. Strategic TPU academic units: Nuclear Technologies for Oncology, Ecoenergetics, System Control and Telecommunications, Hard-to-recover resources, Space Materials Science, Industrial Imaging, People and technology.