First National Educational Platform for Business Knowledge and Services Presented at the Festival of Youth and Students
A Russian nationwide educational online platform for entrepreneurs and to help develop infrastructure for the provision of public and commercial services based on a ‘one-stop-shop’ system, created by the Ministry of Economic Development together with Sberbank on the basis of the bank’s Business Environment online platform was presented on the last day of the youth festival. This platform is also known as the ‘National Knowledge and Solutions Platform’. HSE is a partner on the project.
‘This Russian nationwide educational platform will form the basis of a single ecosystem covering not only educational but also entrepreneurial activity’, says Maxim Parshin, Director of the Department for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Competition at the Russian Ministry of Economic Development. The platform aggregates services for entrepreneurs: CRM systems, financial products, and instruments for doing business online. An entrepreneur not only has access to knowledge but also the opportunity to consider its practical application. This is a new channel for attracting customers for service suppliers, many of which are small and medium-sized business entities. The platform will also feature state services for registering or closing a business.
‘Educational programmes available on this platform cover all the key stages of the business cycle from launch to liquidation, and will offer best practices from diverse suppliers: universities, educational online and offline platforms, private consultants, and coaches,’ says Andrey Vanin, General Director at Business Environment. The platform contains a variety of formats, enabling it to meet all the entrepreneur’s key needs: the need for knowledge to solve current problems, the need for services to improve business performance, and the need for a community for its development and expansion.
Igor Chirikov, HSE Vice Rector, says that HSE joined the project as a partner because the university is interested in seeing a greater volume of professionals. He added that studying is a vital element in helping increase the likelihood that an entrepreneurial initiative will be successful, and HSE can provide essential skills for future entrepreneurs.
High-quality business education is a crucial factor in the development of and support for entrepreneurship in Russian regions and in improving the position of constituent entities in the National Investment Climate Rating and the Doing Business ranking. The platform's official launch is scheduled for early 2018. official launch of the platform is scheduled for early 2018.
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