19 December 2017On December 14, the results of the ‘Universities as spaces for innovation’ contest were announced. The event took place in the framework of the ‘Flagship universities: Drivers of regional development’ forum at the Belgorod State Technological University. Held by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science, the contest received applications from 121 Russian universities. One of the 51 winners, the IKBFU was selected in the second round without an on-site presentation.
The project aims to increase the influence of universities on Russian regions’ economies and social development. The performance of the winner universities will be estimated based on the innovative component and capacity for collaborating with regional authorities, industrial and innovative businesses, and social services organisations. As a result of the project, universities will make a greater contribution to national, regional, and municipal socioeconomic development.