5th Skoltech Innovation Program Conference will take place Oct. 08-09

5th Skoltech Innovation Program Conference will take place Oct. 08-09imgl0167

Launched in 2012 Skoltech Innovation Program (SIP) helps research teams advance their scientific projects towards commercialization, which includes support with technological development, marketing and intellectual property management.

The fifth biannual conference will bring together six research teams – the Program participants – and their mentors (catalysts), as well as Russian and international experts in the field of technological innovation. The attendees will discuss progress achieved by the research teams for the last four months and their plans for further development.

The conference will start on Tuesday, October 08, with the Program overview and team work sessions focused on the target market identification, development in either existing or new product/technology, intellectual property management and commercialization strategies.

Next day, October 09, research teams will report on their achievements after joining the Program and receive professional recommendations for future strategic and technological improvement. During the conference, professor Kelvin Willoughby from the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will deliver presentation on “Intellectual Property Management and Technological Innovation: What Can International Experience Teach Us?.  Dr. Alexey Kosik, one of the SIP catalysts, will perform a master class on how to move an invention from lab to the market.

In addition to supporting the research projects, the conference also aims to build a vibrant innovation community within the Program in order to make it more efficient and beneficial for its participants. This community is growing fast, as new catalysts and experts express their interest in sharing experience and helping the selected teams to succeed.

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