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A year ago, ITMO University announced a shift towards a new development model – a research and educational corporation. What is it and how does it differ from a regular university? And how can ITMO and its partner businesses create education of the future today? These questions were touched upon at ITMO CONF, an event that gathered together researchers, lecturers, and representatives of Sberbank, Tatneft, Samolet, and other industry leaders.
Whether you have a well-thought-out business plan or want to launch a startup but ain’t got no ideas, there are 10 questions you can ask yourself to figure out what you want to achieve and how you can make it happen. Keep reading to learn how to start off your journey from Aleksandr Stanchula, an expert of the project Entrepreneurial Competence Training, a business tracker, and an entrepreneur and specialist in education and HR at the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.
ITMO graduate Vadim Zayats together with his brother Andrey Chekan founded LIIS Engineering Solutions in 2006. The company specializes in home and office automation. Over a 15-year period, it has developed a smart office for VK, automated Lakhta Center, the tallest skyscraper in Europe, and presidential suites in the Grand Hotel Europe, as well as implemented other major projects. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, Vadim shared how he started the business, who influenced the company, and what competencies you need to join his team.
Experts from NRW.Global Business Russia, the trade and investment agency of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia were invited to this meeting. They discussed the possibilities of placing Russian companies on the European market. Green economy, sustainable development, and international cooperation between Russian and German businesses were key topics of the event.