Ural Federal University and the TechnoSpark Group of Companies have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a supporting ecosystem for technology entrepreneurship.
The cooperation involves the organization of the Build a Company. Sell the Company business game series to detect students with good entrepreneurship skills and develop their technology entrepreneurship competence. The business game was once held at UrFU in 2019, gathering over 90 students and employees from nine university colleges. The TechnoSpark event was initiated by the Ural Federal University Innovative System.
“The Build a Company. Sell the Company business game held in December proved the high interest of the students for technology entrepreneurship and the game-like events.”
The agreement with TechnoSpark opens great prospects, first of all, for the UrFU students to broaden their horizons and to get an opportunity to test themselves in such an innovative domain as technology entrepreneurship.
Deputy First Vice-Rector of UrFU Nadezhda Terlyiga
The winners of the future Build a Company. Sell the Company games will be invited for a practical training and #startupdiplom internship at TechnoSpark and its partner companies, where they can develop their venture building competencies, skills of technological startup establishment, development, and batch design. The internship will involve the implementation of real technological projects; moreover, the interns will have an opportunity to take the Graduation Paper as a Startup program. Apart from that, the company is planning to start a number of technology entrepreneurship network training programs and public online courses.
One of the leading universities of Russia, member of Project 5-100, UrFU celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020. The university is located in Yekaterinburg, the capital of the 2023 World University Games. UrFU initiated the establishment and acts as the Project Office of the world-class Ural Interregional Research and Education Centre aimed at the fulfillment of the task set forward by Science national project.