30 July 2020
«EFKO Innovations» participated in a panel discussion of the Ministry of Education and Science and Analytical center for the Government of the RF
30 July 2020, Russia – Analytical center for the Government of the RF and Ministry of Education and Science of the RF held a panel discussion «Transformation of the higher education system under the conditions of technopreneurship development». CEO of «EFKO Innovations» Andrey Zyuzin became one of the invited experts of the event.
Participants of the meeting discussed the importance of integration of science, higher education, technopreneurship and big business. It is supposed to use the final results of the discussion to correct the federal program «Personnel for digital economy» incliding the area «Startup as thesis» that involves a new format of thesis defence. Studens design their own entrepreneurial project and then prepare their thesis on the base of the gathered experience. Question of implementation of such practice in the higher education system of Russia is regulary on the agenda of the profile discussions.
The program was launched in pilot mode in 2017 on the base of Far Eastern Federal University. Since 2021 students of 40 Russian universities of different field of study and grade level – bachelor, specialist or master – have been able to participate in the project. Such practice will let join interests of students and requests of business representatives who are future employers of graduates.
Leading representatives of Russian innovative ecosystem participated in the discussion of Analytical center for the Government of the RF and Ministry of Education and Science of the RF: CEO of «EFKO Innovations» Andrey Zyuzin, director of «Skolkovo» open university Ekaterina Morozova, deputy CEO of Innovations promoting Fund Pavel Gudkov, director of the department of innovative ecosystem development «Russian venture company» JSC Alexey Gusev and other.
«Talented young people is the most valuable resource in any company. In EFKO, of course, we are interested in attraction of young specialists. The company created Innovation center «Biruch» fitted with the best laborotory equipment. For young scientists, university graduates there are unique opportunities to realize their ideas in such promising sectors as biotechnologies, oleochemistry and genetics», - commented CEO of «EFKO Innovations» Andrey Zyuzin.