ITMO University pays special attention to building a partnership network with the participants of innovative ecosystems on the city, national and international levels.
We’re planning to implement the "science-education-business" collaboration model with the active involvement of business representatives into the primary processes of the functioning and development of the university, including the organization of internships for graduate students in leading companies, opening new manufacturing base departments in collaboration with research organizations and industrial enterprises, and growing number of programs developed in conjunction with business representatives.
Improving of innovation activities at ITMO University is aimed at positioning the university as a driver of the knowledge based economy. We’re focusing on transferring the results of intellectual activity to the economy, taking university’s scientific, educational, innovative and entrepreneurial services to foreign markets in partnership with foreign companies.
Another major avenue for us is the development of innovative products, including in conjunction with development institutions (primarily, "RUSNANO" and JSC "Russian Venture Company") and the world's leading high-tech and R & D industries, in particular, the Fraunhofer Institute (Germany).
We currently have over 30 partnerships in the area of innovations, including:
- City of St. Petersburg
- Leningrad Region
- Association of Entrepreneurial Universities of Russia
- SAG Development Inc. (MIT Enterprise Forum, USA)
- SAMTECH (Belgium)
- Spinverse Ltd. (Finland)
- Governments of Samara and Uljanovsk Oblasts’ and the Republic of Mordovia
- IT-cluster of “Skolkovo” Fund