Interuniversity School of Innovative Startup - 2017 opened in Kazan
A solemn opening of the Interuniversity School of Innovative Startup - 2017 was held in the Innovative Development Management of the Kazan (Volga region) Federal University. This is the first and unique program that allows future contestants to prepare a full set of documents for the program “Start” of the Foundation for Assistance of Innovation, to learn how to present their project, as well as assess their project by the experts and mentors of the School.
The honorary guests of the opening ceremony were the representative of the Foundation for Assistance of Innovation in the Republic of Tatarstan, CEO of Technopark “Idea” Sergey Yushko and the chief specialist of the financing and analysis department of the Association “Non-Profit Partnership “Kamsky Innovative Territorial and Production Cluster of the Republic of Tatarstan” Alexandra Kartasheva.
The students of the School are 30 best representatives of Kazan Federal University, Kazan National Research Technical University – Kazan Aviation Institute, Kazan National Research Technological University – Kazan Chemical and Technical University, Kazan State Power Engineering University, including students, undergraduates and teachers seeking to be realized through scientific, technical and innovative activities. The projects of the School participants represent such areas as: medicine of the future, biotechnologies, information technologies, advanced materials and technologies for its creation, new hardware systems.
Vice rector for innovative activity of the Kazan Federal University Andrey Artemyev shared plans on joining efforts in the development of innovative activities in the region by consolidating resources and capabilities of the state, foundations, educational institutions, and other participants.
As Sergey Yushko noted, addressing the contestants: “In the course of free training, the students of higher educational institutions of RT will get professional skills in the field of patenting intellectual property, marketing analysis, preparation of financial and production plan, as well as learn about the ways of financing projects through competitions and grants. Mentors – heads of successful companies implementing the programs of the Foundation for Assistance of Innovation will participate from the side of Technopark “Idea” in the School of Innovative Start-up”.
The final word was taken by Alexandra Kartasheva: “INNOKAM enterprises are interested in the creation and implementation of innovative projects and enterprises. The main government policy is aimed at import substitution and improvement of our products and services. This will attract funds to the region, additional workplaces will be created, including places for researchers; it will improve the economic condition in general. We will definitely work together and contribute to the realization of your projects”.
After the event, the listener of the School Il'fat Gilmutdinov (Master of the 2nd course of Naberezhnye Chelny branch of the Kazan Federal University) shared his opinion about the future course: “Due to the complexity of filling out the application I did not dare to independently apply for a grant under the program “Start”. I hope that I will get the necessary knowledge in the School Innovative Start-up for the victory, further successful continuation of the project and the opening of a small innovative enterprise. Also, I really liked the idea of filling the project initiative under the guidance of mentors. Professional advice is always useful. And the ability to interact with the Innovation Activity Department with INNOKAM enterprises, employees of Technopark “Idea” and other organizations increases the chances of implementation and commercialization of my project”.
We wish our listeners success and victories!