LEADING COMPANIES AND UNIVERSITIES: GOALS AND TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH FORMULAS

January 16, 2018, 15:00 – 17:00, Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall

The Government of the Russian Federation actively supports measures to involve Russian universities in innovation activities. According to federal statistics, the budgets of universities today have just about 12% of revenues from companies and organizations. Out of these, according to the most optimistic expert estimates, not more than 1/3 (i.e. about 3-4%) are funds of businesses interested in the development of advanced technologies. What steps should be taken to change the restraint of Russian business towards higher education institutions? How to make modern universities perceived by global companies as a source of access to talents, promising skills and new technologies?

Issues for Discussion

  • Modern transformation paradigm in interaction between universities and business: international experience and Russian practice
  • How companies can help universities to form a new technological paradigm. What tools are necessary to create innovation systems in universities?
  • One’s own corporate R&D base or cooperation with universities and scientific organizations: pros and cons. How can synergy be achieved in a company’s interaction with universities
  • Successful examples of interaction between business and universities; experience of leading companies

Moderator

  • Andrey Volkov
    Andrey Volkov

    Scientific Director, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Speakers