MODELS OF COOPERATION BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES AND INDUSTRY IN RUSSIA

Short project description: The aim of the project was to study how relations between medium and large industrial enterprises, corporations and universities in Russia are developing today. The main focus was research activity and research and development in Russian universities, as well as assessment of the ways in which universities build relationships with corporate customers. How do universities take orders from industry for research activity and research and development? What forms of cooperation exist between universities and industry? What problems do both sides see with existing practices in cooperation of universities and industry? We have also tried to find out which people and which administrative positions study the relationship between academia and industry within the university, what skills do these professionals possess and what skills do they currently lack in order to build a more effective relationship.

The study was conducted in three Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg and Tomsk. 54 respondents were interviewed, which included 20 experts from industry, corporations and venture capital funds and 34 representatives of universities in Moscow, Petersburg and Tomsk.

The research project is being implemented by the Centre for Applied Research at the EuropeanUniversity at St. Petersburg (EUSP) together with colleagues from REC Centre for Policy Analysis and Studies of Technology at TomskStateUniversity.

Supported by: Department for the Promotion of Innovations and Social Programs at OAO «Russian Venture Company» (RVC).

Project participants:

Olga Bychkova, Project Manager (Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Economics at EUSP, Senior Research Scientist at REC Centre for Policy Analysis and Studies of Technology at Tomsk State University)

Natalia Bogatyr (Candidate of Historical Sciences, Lecturer, Department of Economic Sociology, NationalResearchUniversity «Higher School of Economics» (HSE))

Evgeniya Popova (Candidate of Political Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at Tomsk State University, Director of REC Centre for Policy Analysis and Studies of Technology at Tomsk State University)

Anna Chernysh (employee of the STS Centre at EUSP).

images (2)RUSSIAN INNOVATION SECTOR: BASIC CULTURAL PATTERNS, MECHANISMS OF SELF-REALIZATION, AND STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

Short project description: Goal of the project: to identify the Russian innovation sector’s typical moral reference points, mechanisms of self-realization and success strategies.

The study aims, on the one hand, to identify conceptualizations of ​specific «cultural» features that fundamentally distinguish the Russian worker from his or her counterparts in the leading countries of the West and East, and, on the other hand, to determine the nature of the relationship between the features identified and processes of technological modernization. The study of the personal practices of Russian innovators aims at understanding which core Russian cultural practices act as a brake, and which can be used as a resource for successful technological modernization; the resulting set of measures can be used to develop public and corporate policies to stimulate the creation of an effective culture of technological entrepreneurship in Russia

The study was conducted in four Russian cities, including St. Petersburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk and Tomsk, as well as in four countries: Russia, Finland, South Korea and Taiwan.

The project is being implemented at the EuropeanUniversity at St. Petersburg (EUSP) together with colleagues from REC Centre for Policy Analysis and Studies of Technology at TomskStateUniversity.

Supported by: The Infrastructure and Educational Program Support Fund of OJSC RUSNANO

Official: Boris Gladarev (Centre for Independent Social Research), project participants:

Boris Gladarev, project director, candidate of sociological sciences, fellow at EUSP

Olga Bychkova (Ph.D., Professor, Department of Economics at EUSP, senior research scientist at REC Centre for Policy Analysis and Studies of Technology at Tomsk State University).

Evgeniya Popova (Candidate of political sciences, associate professor, department of political science at Tomsk State University, director of REC Centre for Policy Analysis and Studies of Technology at Tomsk State University).

Zhanna Tsinman (research fellow at EUSP), Anna Artyushina (research fellow at EUSP), Anna Chernysh (employee of the STS Centre at EUSP).