Building the Future of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Skoltech-MIT Panel on University Support for Entrepreneurs


Faculty and innovation experts to convene at Startup Village

"Innovations: Choosing the Right Problem and Moving the Solution from University to Company to Market"
Skolkovo Innovation Center, Moscow
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

On May 28, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and MIT’s Skoltech Initiative will host a panel on how universities can foster innovative student ideas.

“Innovations: Choosing the Right Problem and Moving the Solution from University to Company to Market” will gather international experts and draw on diverse experience teaching innovation. Panelists will explore such questions as: How can engineering programs prepare students to develop new products, services, and companies? What role should universities play in defining and addressing market challenges?

Speakers include:

  • Charles L. Cooney, Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, and Faculty Director of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, MIT
  • Jose Estabil, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MIT Skoltech Initiative and MIT Portugal Program
  • Eugene Fitzgerald, Merton C. Flemings SMA Professor of Materials Engineering, MIT
  • Alessandro Golkar, Assistant Professor, Skoltech

Ilia Dubinsky, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, will moderate. Dubinsky will review educational best practices and focus on areas for investment and collaboration within the Russian Federation.

The panel will take place at Russia’s largest technological startup conference, Startup Village, and is open to all attendees.

Register to attend, or follow the conference on Twitter with hashtag "Startup Village."