The Resident Centre was opened at TSU’s innovation and technology business incubator. It is a platform for communication between start-ups and mentors, where everyone can get advice from a potential investor. Also, the Centre will have the Laboratory of Sales, at which students will receive commercial skills for working with partner companies of TSU.
- We are opening the Resident Centre so that people from different social communities - investors, entrepreneurs, students, and experts, will find points of interaction, - said Konstantin Belyakov, TSU Vice-Rector for Innovation, at the opening. - Here your project can be assessed for its viability and you can find a person who will prompt correct decisions.
The Resident Centre is an open area for communication, which can be attended by newcomer entrepreneurs and mentors who are representatives of TSU's industrial partners. The opening took place in the format of the Business Makers party, which was attended by university students and managers of large Tomsk enterprises: EleSy, Art Life, Elecard, and Sigma.
The Laboratory of Sales is a series of trainings and consultations, during which students will work directly with a real business. Its graduates will receive a certificate as sales managers. “If such a person came to me, and I am now speaking as an employer, I would immediately take him or her to work,” - said Konstantin Belyakov.
- Today we are in a difficult process of realignment of the University for entrepreneurial competencies, to the logic of the University 3.0, which can quickly convert new knowledge into products, technologies, and innovations, - said Eduard Galazhinsky, the Rector of TSU. - Our principal task is to be useful to the market. In this sense, the opening of the Resident Centre is a small but extremely important step. I will personally promote this project in the student environment.
At the opening of the Resident Centre, the Rector of TSU signed collaboration agreements with the companies DI Group and MaxMotors.