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November 29, 2021, 16:05

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Students of the program will receive support in preparing documents for registering a legal entity or obtaining a preferential loan.

More than 1.5 thousand applications from start-up entrepreneurs were received for participation in the “Academy of Innovators” program of the Moscow Innovation Cluster (MIC).

“The demand for participation in the“ Academy of Innovators ”was high. By this time, half of all applications have been submitted by those who already have an innovative product, another third are the authors of promising ideas. 12 percent of requests came from those who would like to join other teams. Due to the great interest in the program on the part of inventors, we decided to extend the registration until December 31, “- said the head of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of the city of Moscow

Alexey Fursin

Among the future participants in the “Academy of Innovators” program are the developers of the Russian model of floating houses. Thanks to the collapsible system, the structures can be transported by car. The product is scheduled to launch in Spring / Summer 2022.

Another project is a fitness app. With the help of a camera and artificial intelligence, it analyzes human movements and is able to motivate the user for effective independent training.

To participate in the “Academy of Innovators”, you must leave an application for project website… The audience can be adults of Russia with basic entrepreneurial or managerial experience or skills in creating and running innovative projects. As a result, the participants will form teams of two to eight people to work on a business project.

The course includes lectures, hands-on sessions for a variety of industries, and one-on-one meetings with experts. The listeners will get acquainted with the innovative infrastructure, the possibilities of launching and developing technology start-ups in the capital, as well as learn how to create and launch a product on the market, attract investments, enjoy state support, and protect intellectual property. Classes under the “Academy of Innovators” program are scheduled online; there is also an opportunity to attend face-to-face classes once a week.

The program is designed for 128 hours. The first 28 hours of online lectures will appear in the public domain for listeners in the personal account of the MIC participants on the website from December 1.

The trainers will be successful entrepreneurs, investors, experienced top managers and technology market experts. They will talk about operational management, financial management, business development, mentoring, share their know-how and secrets of success.

As part of the MIK program, it will help startups to draw up documents for registering a legal entity, an application for a preferential loan, and will also provide access to cluster services. Participants will conduct pilot tests of products at city sites, find partners and investors, and develop joint projects with large corporations within the framework of MIC’s technology competitions. The 10 best start-up graduates will become residents in the Skolkovo Technopark according to an accelerated procedure.

“Academy of Innovators” – a new project of the Moscow innovation cluster, subordinate to the capital Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development… The program is focused on launching innovative projects. Separate modules are devoted to patenting developments, testing and implementing them, creating a minimum viable product with maximum use of the innovation support infrastructure.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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