Summer School for Young Innovators in Novosibirsk

Summer School for Young Innovators in Novosibirsk Summer School held by Technopark of Novosibirsk Akademgorodok (Academpark), where 180 young innovators will be trained under the guidance of experts in various fields, opens on Monday in Novosibirsk, the technopark reports.

Academpark’s Summer School is held from July 23 to September 15. During the training course under the guidance of mentors and experts, young people will work out their business ideas and projects in detail, will focus on careful elaboration of scientific and technical and commercial components, - the report says.

Opening ceremony will be held in the format of experimental laboratory, where spectacular chemical and physical experiments will be demonstrated to guests and participants, RIA Novosti report. Examination sessions for the members of School Presidium will also be organized. The Presidium will include the representatives of the Novosibirsk Region Government, Novosibirsk City Administration, management of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk State University, Interra Forum.

Summer School 2012 participants will pass through Intense stage to develop innovative skills and leadership qualities, to finalize and pack up the projects and ideas, and to solve custom-made business cases and problems from July 23 to August 7. Further, results and achievements of the participants will be confirmed during the individual work with mentors and supervisors of their sections. The best teams will reach the second stage starting from August 13. The Final will take place on September 15 during InterraT12 Forum.

The participants will work in six sections: bio-, nanotechnology and medicine; science intensive projects and custom-made innovation; web services, cloud technologies, mobile applications and science intensive software; free software; corporate programming; financial programming.

The distinctive feature of the School is introduction of new sections in the IT areas: corporate programming and financial programming. In addition the participants will team up to develop projects and focus on solving custom-made problems using crowd sourcing method, - the statement says.

Academpark’s Summer and Winter Schools, held in Novosibirsk for more than a year, represent an inter-regional communicative platform of development, training, exchanging experience and knowledge, which forms environment and technologies for growing business innovators.

Academpark’s Summer School is held in partnership with the Government of Novosibirsk region, Russian Venture Company, Regional Marketing Agency, the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences.