Participation of Russian Universities in Technology Transfer Discussed in MoscowMarch 19, 2015
On 12-13 March, Moscow hosted the First Practical Forum for Technology Transfer “Innovative Ecosystem: Universities and Research Centers”. The Forum was organized by OJSC Russian Venture Company, Ingria Business Incubator and OJSC Technopark of St. Petersburg with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, the Russian Open Government, Project Office 5-100, and MISiS University.
Participants in the forum represented federal and regional government authorities, Russian and international universities and research organizations, engineering centers and cutting-edge companies and research centers such as the Agency of Strategic Initiatives OJSC ROSNANO, Sberbank: Friends Bank, GS Nanotech, Ernst&Young, OJSC Rostelecom, RosTech etc.
A presentation entitled “Development of Innovative Ecosystems in Universities and Research Centers” was delivered during the Forum in which a comparison of Russian and International experience in this sphere came under discussion. The expansion of cooperation and interaction with the business community as one of the key goals when developing an innovative ecosystem of a university emerged as a primary topic of the presentation.
The program of the Forum included presentations by Sergei Salikhov (Director of the Department of Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia), Evgeniy Kuznetsov (Deputy General Director of PJSC RVK and Head of the expert group for technology transfer of Project 5-100) and Igor Rozhdestvensky (Director of the St. Petersburg Business Incubator Ingria). The list of speakers also included Vladimir Dovgiy (Deputy General Director of OJSC OboronProm), Oleg Kalinko (Director for Innovative Development of OJSC RosHydro), Alexander Kashirin (Head of Innovation and Strategic Development in RosTech) and other senior managers from major companies.
Representatives of the Project Office 5-100 also numbered among those who took part in the Forum. Alexei Falaleev (Head of Expert Support of Project Office programs) made a presentation entitled “Project 5-100: cooperation opportunities for specialists in innovation, campus ecosystems and technology transfer”.
Some of Project 5-100 universities (SSAU, UNN, SPbPU, MISiS and ITMO University) have already started developing their own innovative ecosystems; soon these universities will open technology transfer centers. This will make it possible to increase the effectiveness of the commercialization of university innovations and to raise more finance from non-budget sources.