Universities Defined to Stand for the Startup-Diploma Program

Universities Defined to Stand for the Startup-Diploma ProgramThe game “Build a Company. Sell the Company” that was organized at the Island 10-22 educational intensive course on July 14 resulted in TechnoSpark extending cooperation to 20 universities that are going to develop joint investment projects aimed at the preparation of those to be involved in construction of technology businesses.

During the preparation for the game on July 13, the shareholder and Director General of the TechnoSpark Group of Companies gave a visionary lecture on how to mass-produce new technology startups in the situation of extreme deficit of entrepreneurs and unfavorable conditions for business development dwelling on the model of serial speculative building that has been applied in TechnoSpark since 2012.

On July 14, 120 people from more than 50 higher education institutions participated in the business game “Build a Company. Sell the Company”. The game plays out the stepwise development of a technology startup.

The following universities represented by successful participants of the business games “Build a Company. Sell the Company” were shortlisted by TechnoSpark for joint investment in the preparation of founders of technology businesses and other forms of cooperation:

  • Belgorod State Technological University
  • Belgorod State University (National Research University)
  • Vyatka State University
  • Irkutsk National Research Technical University
  • ITMO University (Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics)
  • Kabardino-Balkarian State University
  • Kuban State Agrarian University
  • Novosibirsk State University
  • Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management
  • Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod
  • Novgorod State University
  • Petrozavodsk State University
  • Samara University
  • Sevastopol State Technical University
  • Tomsk State University
  • Tyumen State University
  • Ulyanovsk State University
  • Ural Federal University
  • Chelyabinsk International Institute of Design and Service
  • Southern Federal University

The inter-university group is going to work at the Island from July 17 to 21. Representatives of these universities will spend a whole day at the TechnoSpark platform to familiarize themselves with the startups and immerse in the principles and inner workings of speculative building of companies.

On July 21, the projects of cooperation between universities and the TechnoSpark speculative building group will be defended along with the signing of mutually binding cooperation agreements for 2019-2022.

TechnoSpark is already involved in the #startupdiploma program jointly with Tyumen and Tomsk State Universities: students selected through a series of business games will take up a 9-month internship in various startups of TechnoSpark in Troitsk and defend their graduation paper based on its results.

In 2019 more than 1,500 people from 100 universities of Russia, which are interested in a radical renewal of their educational programs and a search for new forms of university development, take part in the Island. The organisers of the intensive course are the NTI Platform and University 20.35, Russian Ministry of Education, Russian Venture Company, Agency for Strategic Initiatives and others.

Source: TechnoSpark Press Service

Photo: Island 10-22

Date: 15 July 2019