21 March 2024

SIBFU defended the projects of the “School of Key Researchers 2.0”

The Siberian Federal University hosted the defense of innovative projects within the framework of the program “School of Key Researchers 2.0 REC “Yenisey Siberia”.

Researchers who studied under the educational intensive program for managers of scientific, scientific and technical projects and laboratories, promising young scientists and graduate students presented their developments in the format of short presentations to potential customers. The event was organized by the REC Competence Development Center and the Center for Strategic Research “North-West”.

“The program consisted of three modules, more than 70 participants got acquainted with the main trends in scientific and technological development in the modern geopolitical and economic situation, gained skills in project activities and interaction with government and industrial partners, and also formed project initiatives to present to external customers. The result of studying at the PI School was the opportunity to present their projects “packaged” in accordance with the requirements of potential customers to interested parties. This is also done so that scientists feel more confident in the situation of communicating with colleagues and the customer, and, of course, in order to establish a strategic interregional partnership and attract funding to their projects,” said Sergey Verkhovets, Vice Rector for Advanced Projects at SIBFU.

According to Nadezhda Rimatskaya, head of the Competence Development Center of the Project Office of the REC “Yeniseiskaya Siberia”, scientific and pedagogical staff of the REC partner organizations became participants of the school. The purpose of the event was the formation of personnel who are assigned a key role in the scientific and technical development of the region.

“The participants of the school learned about the best examples of interaction between science and business, mastered team management skills, technologies for selecting project financing. The cross-cutting topics of the training were the use of artificial intelligence in design and the ESG agenda, which is gaining relevance in the modern world,” Nadezhda Rimatskaya noted.

Among the presentations presented were projects on additive technologies, remote monitoring of crop diseases, effective screening of predisposition to the development of skin melanoma, express bioluminescence testing for environmental monitoring, etc.

“For me, the School of Key Researchers has become an opportunity to improve my skills in preparing scientific projects from the stage of conception and design of an idea to the presentation of a finished project to potential investors. The most useful skills acquired during the training were the formation of an effective team and organizational structure of the project, the use of methods and tools for market analysis, the identification and study of opportunities and mechanisms for attracting government and corporate sources of financing for the project,” said Artem Kovalev, author of the project “Assessment of the state and dynamics of the cryolithozone of the North of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.”

In the final, the expert commission noted the high prospects of this project and the importance of its implementation for the Krasnoyarsk Territory, and the expert jury also proposed ways to further develop the project at the federal level.