Monday, August 21, 2017

UrFU faculty collaborate on social responsibility in innovation seminar

During last week's Innoprom exhibition, Ural Federal University faculty from the economics and engineering departments collaborated with local social responsibility organizations to hold a seminar regarding the ways social responsibility can be used to innovate.

The seminar sought to gather international experts to discuss the various conditions needed to develop quality training programs for Ural-area businesses. Guest speakers included Titanium Valley CEO Artemia Kyzlasov, Brazilian professor Marcos Pinotti, Canadian researcher Jonathan Linton and lecturers from several other research and educational institutions from across the globe.

Conducted in two parts, the second half of the seminar allowed participants to evaluate presentations from students across Russia, Germany, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Spain, South Korea and the Czech Republic that propose social responsibility-based solutions to a myriad of administrative issues facing the global marketplace.

Seminar organizers plan to make the topic of social responsibility a recurring theme in future Innoprom exhibitions.