Saint-Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics


Visit of the Association of the Russian Leading Universities to USA

April 9-16, 2011

Saint-Petersburg State University of Information Technologies,
Mechanics and Optics



1. Vice-Rector on project management development – Toivonen Nikolai R., Associate Professor, PhD in Physics, Dean of the Enterprise Faculty, Director of the Department “Education, Research and Innovation Complex on Birzhevaja line” 

2. Collaboration with the universities, research centers and foundations of the USA:

In 2010 St.-Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (hereinafter – SPSU ITMO) became the participant of the program «EURECA» (EURECA - Enhancing University Research and Entrepreneurial Capacity) held by the US Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law – USRF.

The principal goal of «EUPECA» program is to assist Russian universities in improving their applied research capacity and furthering transfer of intellectual property developed or identified by universities to the real sector of the economy.

SPSU ITMO projects within «EUPECA» program is aimed at forming an «innovative hub» for the internationalization of technology transfer processes, commercializing the results of intellectual activity and facilitating their implementation in Russian organizations and companies.

SPSU ITMO’ principal partner at U.S. site within «EUPECA» program is University of California, Los Angeles.

Partners realize two modular projects:
  1. Enhancing ITMO world-wide innovative capacity – EWIC 
  2. Cross-Atlantic Innovative Bridge {for Russian innovations} – CAIB 
It is planned to involve leading innovative organizations and associations to the projects:
  1. AUTM (Association of University Technology Managers);
  2. NASVF (National Association of Seed and Venture Funds);
  3. AURP (American Association of University Research Parks);
  4. NBIA (National Business Incubation Association);
  5. NCET2 (National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer).
Pilot stage of the «EUPECA» program realization is March 2011- February 2013. 

3. Areas, in which the collaboration with the leading US universities seems to be the most promising: 
  1. Intelligent control and data processing systems
  2. Supercomputing and high performance computing
  3. Photonics and optoinformatics
  4. Optical nanotechnology and materials
  5. Robotics
  6.  Mechatronics
4. Cooperation with what business organizations would represent the greatest interest to your University? In what areas? 

a. Photonics:
  1. IPG Photonics Corporation
  2. PPG Industries, Inc
b. World IT vendors

5. Meetings with what US universities would interest you most? 
  1. University of Arizana, Tucson
  2. University of California, Los Angeles
  3. University of California, Santa Barbara
  4. MIT
  5. Purdue University
  6. Stanford University 
  7. Universities of North Caroline 
  8. University of Tennessee
  9. University of Texas Austin 
  10. University of Illinois
  11. University of Utah

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Program Achievements
Report on the implementation results of the pilot phase of the EURECA program

DEVELOPING ENTREPRENEURIAL UNIVERSITIES BY DEVELOPING THEIR INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS

DESIGNING MECHANISMS REQUIRED TO INTEGRATE RUSSIAN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING INTO REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES AND DEVELOPING THEIR INNOVATION POTENTIALS

DESIGNING MECHANISMS REQUIRED TO INTEGRATE RUSSIAN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING INTO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION COMMUNITIES
Innovative Education
Program for those who want to become directors on innovation
18.04.2014
Information about the changes in the master's program “Management of research, development and innovation within the company” in the interview with the scientific program manager S.Y. Lyapina on website of R&D HSE.
Universities – EURECA-2 Consortium Members
Participation in Innovative diving
23.04.2014
Participation in Innovative diving
20 Authors of the best ideas will be able to assemble a team to study the program “Commercialization of the innovative product”
R&D MEPHI representatives participated in the Forum of young scientists U-NOVUS
11.04.2014
 R&D MEPHI representatives participated in the Forum of young scientists U-NOVUS
Tomsk hosted a forum of young scientists U-NOVUS on April 2-4. The Forum was attended by more than 1000 graduate students, doctoral students, researchers and academic institutions and universities, including STI R&D MEPHI.
Around innovations
Tomsk became the acceleration area in BioTechMed in the Federal contest of startups GenerationS
17.04.2014
Tomsk became the acceleration area in BioTechMed in the Federal contest of startups GenerationS
Tomsk State University (TSU) won the contest of "Russian Venture Company” (RVC) for the right to carry out the acceleration program in BioTechMed in the frame of the contest of technology startups GenerationS-2014.
The Grand opening of the Conference "Youth and science”
15.04.2014
The Grand opening of the Conference "Youth and science”
SibFU will host the X Jubilee all-Russian scientific conference with international participation "Youth and science” on April, 15-25, 2014. The conference is dedicated to 80-anniversary of Krasnoyarsk region.
Series of Compilations
“Enhancing University Research and Entrepreneurial Capacity” (EURECA)


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Program and Partners
The Mangrove-ABRT CEO Camp started the work
23.04.2014
The Mangrove-ABRT CEO Camp started the work
Russian startups rely on SaaS services, online services and platforms
Program News and Events
A Round table was held in the framework of the Forum of young scientists U-NOVUS in Tomsk, on April 3
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A Round table was held in the framework of the Forum of young scientists U-NOVUS in Tomsk, on April 3
A Round table discussion "Training of specialists of sales and promotion of innovation products on the Russian and international markets” took place in Tomsk on April 3, in the framework of the Forum of young scientists U-NOVUS, during which a Memorandum was signed between the AIRR, the Tomsk Regional Administration and FNE on the implementation of the joint program.
Interesting Materials and Editions
Foreign practices of universities interaction with innovative sector of the economy
For the comparative analysis of the possible ways to overcome the existing barriers to the establishment and strengthening of innovative interaction of Russian educational, scientific and production structures, we have collected and studied data on interaction of universities of the United States, Britain, Germany, Finland, Belgium, with extensive experience of innovation development and interaction with the innovative sector of the economy.
Prospects of Russia and European Union integration process in the field of science and innovations, as well as the project BILAT-RUS-Advanced are represented in leading Russian publication on the theme of innovation
Prospects of Russia and European Union integration process in the field of science and innovations, as well as the project BILAT-RUS-Advanced are represented in leading Russian publication on the theme of innovation
The great analytic article in the influential Russian Yearbook of innovation development 2013, published by the State Duma, is dedicated to the prospects of Russia and European Union integration process in the field of science and innovations. 
Europe’s higher education crystal ball gazing
Europe’s higher education crystal ball gazing
From the onward march of internationalisation to the fight by academics and students against cuts to their funding, 2013 proved to be a year of rapid change for higher education. But what does the 2014 crystal ball predict for Europe, the birthplace of universities and a continent slowly emerging from economic crisis?