Monday, August 21, 2017

UrFU collaborates with consultants to develop innovation program

Ural Federal University announced last week it is collaborating with international consultants in order to develop a program to form innovative companies and technologies that can be useful in the global market.

The pilot group of the program includes several projects from university scientists and the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The work comes as the result of the first visit from Marat Kapelyushnik, a consultant in the area of strategic management of innovation and hi-tech business, to Yekaterinburg.

Kapelyushnik said the university has the infrastructure to create new technologies but it needs to build the commercialization process in accordance with best practices. He also spoke about developing contacts with large, global corporations and experts in venture financing.