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Universities as Space for Innovation for Business and Society

Theme track
PROFI. Education Industry Solutions
12 July
11:00 - 12:30
Congress center, HALL 2

Topics for discussion:
- Integration of innovation systems in the region and universities as a single space for innovation,
- Scientific and industrial and infrastructure cooperation of universities and business in the field of scientific and technological development, National economy, digital economy, social and economic development of the region,
- Mechanisms for the participation of Russian and regional institutions in the implementation of innovative and technological development projects in the region,
- Training for the development of business, forms and practices with talented children and young people,
- Transformation of universities as centers of innovation, technological and social development of the region.


  • Alexander Sobolev, Director of the Department of State Policy in Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;
  • Artem Shadrin, Director of the Department for Strategic Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation;
  • Maria Ganchenkova, Director, VISH-MEPI;
  • Viktor Koksharov, Rector of the Ural Federal University;
  • Andrey Rudskoy, rector of the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University;
  • Olga Kovtun, Rector of the Ural State Medical University;
  • Inna Shevchenko, Vice-Rector for Strategic Development and International Cooperation of the South Ural Federal University;
  • Jim Metson, Professor, Deputy Vice-Rector, University of Auckland;
  • Evgeny Gurariy, Deputy Head of the Administration of the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region;
  • Mikhail Cherepanov, First Vice-President of the Sverdlovsk Regional Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs;
  • Andrey Misyura, General Director of NPO "Automatics";
  • Sergey Svinin, Deputy General Director, Zavod im. Kalinin:
  • Sergey Vasiliev, Deputy General Director of NPK Uralvagonzavod;
  • Alexander Podkovyrov, Head of "Technological Projects" and "Educational Programs" of the Association of Clusters and Technoparks, a partner of the Center for Commercialization of Innovations.

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