HSE not only researches innovation – it also creates a multi-level infrastructure for its development:
- Educational programmes in the field of innovation management
- Incentives and support for start-ups and other entrepreneurial initiatives by students, alumni, and instructors
- Assistance in registering intellectual property rights and commercialization of university staff members’ intellectual property
- Platforms for interaction between aspiring entrepreneurs and venture capital investors
Business Incubators operate at HSE’s Moscow and Perm campuses and the Nizhny Novgorod campus features the Centre for Entrepreneurship. These organizations teach participants effective methods for building business, provide expert support on projects, and help to attract investment and partners.
The HSE Innovation Centre works to commercialize the intellectual property of university staff members, forms a belt of innovative HSE ‘subsidiaries’, and helps to attract outside investment and partners for their projects.
Foundation for Support to Innovative Entrepreneurship
Venture Kitchen, a joint project with the HSE Innovation Centre, RusBase and Russian Venture Company (RVC), has become a new web-based platform for venture capital investors. It offers a number of options, including the opportunity to search a database of potential projects and start-ups and receive information on marketing research and venture educational programmes.