Nov 3, 2020 - FEFU News
Russky Technopark held an online lecture on technological entrepreneurship for Amity University students

On October 27, Russky Technopark conducted a lecture for students of Amity University, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) partner and one of the most dynamically developing educational entities in the Republic of India, with offices in the UK, the UAE, Singapore and China. The lecture was attended by more than 150 Indian students, interested in the topic of technological entrepreneurship. The event was moderated by Amity University Group Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Gurinder Singh.

The first speaker, Mr. Dmitry Borovikov, Russky Technopark CEO, delivered a welcoming address, in which he stressed the necessity to engage the talented youth in high-tech projects with the aim to generate innovative solutions to modern global problems.

«Being a crucial component of the Far Eastern Federal University innovation ecosystem, Russky Technopark believes that no transformations are possible without a good engine. Each generation has this engine and that is you – the youth. You, students, are those, who will pave the way to future discoveries, scientific breakthroughs, and novel solutions to long-lasting global issues. In the era of digital transformation, we have a lot of technologies and methods for the realization of such solutions. What the world really needs is bright minds, which will generate solutions and find methods to apply these tools», - outlined Russky Technopark CEO.

In his speech, Mr. Borovikov also mentioned the launch of the Far Eastern Start - a new initiative, aimed at the development of entrepreneurial skills and competencies among the Russian Far East youth.

«We know that few high-class universities across the globe have already elaborated effective methods for engaging talented youth. As a university-based project, Russky Technopark cannot stand aside either. That is why on October 2 Russky Technopark launched the Far Eastern Start program - an academic year-long initiative for students. The goal of the program is simple – to provide the Far Eastern youth with all relevant knowledge on technological entrepreneurship for them to create their projects, become hi-tech professionals and develop the Far Eastern region», - noted up Mr. Borovikov.

Mr. Aleksei Stanonis, United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 9 Youth Envoy in Russia and Model United Nations of the Russian Far East (MUNRFE) Executive Director became the next speaker. In his lecture titled “Technological Transformation: from Steam to Digits”, Mr. Stanonis spoke about four industrial revolutions, the differences between digitalization and digital transformation, and the competencies that tech entrepreneurs need to develop.

The lecture ended with the Q&A session, during which Mr. Stanonis answered questions about the incorporation of Indian start-ups into the technology entrepreneurship ecosystem, the development of incubators and accelerators in the Russian Far East, and the effective methods for integrating new technologies into the traditional industrial sector.

Besides Dr. Singh, the lecture was also attended by Director General on Industry relations and Entrepreneurship Development Dr. Akanksha Singh, International Affairs Division Director S.K. Goel and International Affairs Division Expert Dr. Manoj Sharma.

Russky Technopark (RU TechPark) was opened jointly by FEFU and the Skolkovo Foundation in 2017 as the center for coordination and support of technological projects. The major task for Russky Technopark is to create an effective ecosystem of technological entrepreneurship for the Russian Far East innovative development, by providing opportunities for young entrepreneurs, particularly, FEFU students, as well as assisting them in entering promising Asia-Pacific markets. Since 2019, Russky Technopark has been bearing the status of the Skolkovo regional operator.