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Innovative educational project RUSNANO


At the request of Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs RUSNANO, IPERF, International Institute for Research Performance and Innovation Management, together with Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University, developed a new educational project “Convergence of technology, design and business”.

The owners and managers of small and medium-sized businesses in St. Petersburg have already been trained as part of this innovative educational program. As a result, students learned how to create new ideas based on innovative technologies and turn them into products and services in demand on the market.

Feedback about the project

Анна Панкова
Anna Pankova, CEO of the company “Brand Outpost”
“We live in a multidisciplinary world and feel the complex relationships of all disciplines, but education persistently continues the path of studying mono-disciplines, bringing us to desired success via long and winding roads. The project Converge stands aside - representing a revolution in business education. By combining design, technology and business into a coherent sequence of algorithms and templates, the creators of the course - Tatjana Samsonowa and Sebastian Denef - provide a unique toolkit for the effective transformation of ideas into business. (more…)
Tatiana Lyubovskaya, Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (RUSNANO)
“Congratulations to the participants and the team of the project “Convergence of technology, design and business” with its successful completion! The principles underlying this project are in line with the policies of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs in the field of education, including the involvement of the widest possible audience in the development of promising competencies in key technologies. (more…)
Юлия Плакущая
Yulia Plakutschaya, Digital marketing manager of the brand “Vileda Professional”
"A structured and informative approach to turning an idea into a finished product based on understanding the user's needs and allowing yourself to find the best possible solution - is what distinguishes this course from similar ones. The optimally selected set of modern techniques and tools provides an opportunity to apply them in practice while working on real projects in the shortest possible timeframe and at minimal cost".
Владимир Зубарев
Vladimir Zubarev, Director of marketing and promotion for the company “Optosens”
"When I decided to participate in the project, I was interested in understanding what new and effective approaches to managing innovations can come to Russia from world leaders in this field - SAP, Fraunhofer, etc., that is, not theoretical contributions, but cases and techniques from experts who apply them in their daily work. For the most part, my expectations were met”.
Филипп Жучков
Filipp Zhuchkov, Director of the group of companies “Altair”
"I want to express my gratitude to the creators and organizers of this training program for the modern strategic approach to modelling business processes, with which the cycle from abstract idea to the creation of a specific roadmap for development, promotion and market roll-out of the products is reduced to a few hours. (more…)
Анна Панкова Tatyana-Lubovskaya Юлия Плакущая Владимир Зубарев Филипп Жучков