The SME Forum

Education and Technology Sharing: Clusters, Universities, and SMEs

15 Jun , 10:00–11:30
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum
Congress Centre, conference hall B2

The development of technological entrepreneurship is one of the main tasks that universities, business, and relevant authorities are jointly addressing today. Technology transfer will surely boost this cooperation. The development of this particular area contributes to the emergence of unique startups, which will ensure the technological development of the country. Technology transfer in the interest of the industrial sector modernization should be looked at through the example of clusters, which represent spatial and technological interaction of business, universities, infrastructure, and competitive SMEs. Working in clusters allows companies to network faster, find partners for joint development, find suppliers and customers. How to effectively build both a technology transfer and a mechanism to bring scientific developments to the market? How to increase innovation and economic potential? What are the features of the new agenda for sustainable development in Russia? What is the existing international experience of technology transfer? What is the role of universities in the formation and development of clusters and technoparks? What are the specifics of building effective business communications in today's environment?

Sergei Borisov, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Natalya Zolotykh, General Director, Transtechnology
Yana Kudashkina, Co-founder, Director of Corporate Development, Autocentre Duke and K
Oleg Malakhov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, PRIMEKEY Group of Companies
Dmitry Pishalnikov, General Director, Member of the Management Board, Krasnokamsk Metal Mesh Plant
Nina Yanikina, Rector, University of National Technology Initiative 2035

Front row participants
Sabina Agalarov, Founder, MOTIVATOR CLUB
Oksana Lazareva, Founder, Head of Creative Learning Cluster, Expert Development Center
Olga Lyutikova, Deputy General Director, Road Equipment Plant Region 45
Sergey Mardanov, Director of University Relations, VK
Nadezhda Smirnova, Director, Museum of Entrepreneurs, Patrons and Philanthropists
Artem Shadrin, General Director, National Agency for Qualifications Development
Yulia Shishkina, Department for the Implementation of Special Projects, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Aleksei Iuzhakov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Promobot