ITMO University Department of Innovations
We understand our core business is the business of knowledge and learning, but of equal importance is our mission to provide competitive advantage and development for the Russian economy and social sphere on the basis of our entrepreneurial approach to scientific, educational and innovation activities in information and optics technologies. Our university, being among the most important research universities in Russia, is an indispensable component of the Russian innovation economy. We nurture both a culture of new venture creation and an infrastructure that will support many new ventures. The most important objective of the innovation ecosystem at ITMO University is to achieve a high-level entrepreneurial culture and availability of a favorable environment for the implementation of entrepreneurial skills of students and university staff.
A favorable business environment that promotes the generation and implementation of new projects in different areas is available in the first place due to the widely available material resources in our innovation infrastructure for university teams, including: the startup accelerators SUMIT and FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES, business incubator, technology park, technology transfer center, Technological Brokerage School, school of fundraising FUNDIT, Interregional Network Program of Startup Schools ITMO.REGIONS, and also the center for the promotion of youth innovation and technological entrepreneurship.