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Exploratory Grant NRU ITMO and Heriot-Watt University Daria Mironova & Igor Kukhtevich Olga Kozlova & Gillian McFadzean INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION.

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1 Exploratory Grant NRU ITMO and Heriot-Watt University Daria Mironova & Igor Kukhtevich Olga Kozlova & Gillian McFadzean INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme Moscow

2 The aim: to explore potential for collaboration in terms of research, training, innovation and commercialisation practices INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme 2

3 Academic and business partnership Fit of research areas Track record in international collaborations Active knowledge exchange policy 3 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

4 Academic and business partnership Heriot WattITMO Photonics, ICT, LS & Oil&GasPhotonics, ICT, LS & Robotcs Centre for Excellence in Enterprise Development Innovation Hub International Campuses/ Network of Approved Learning Partners EURECA, SCO Successful spin-outs 4 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

5 Project team ITMO, Marketing Department Daria Y. Mironova (Head of Marketing Department ) Igor V. Kukhtevich (Support in managing of the project) Heriot-Watt, Research and Enterprise Services Olga Kozlova (Enterprise Creation Manager) Gillian McFadzean (Director of RES) 5 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

6 Industry partners HP Microsoft Danon-Юнимилк Pronano (branch of Rusnano) 6 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

7 SME partners Iain Young (Hydrafact Ltd) Nick Psaila (Optoscribe Ltd) Vladimir Kuznetsov (KBST ITMO Ltd) 7 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

8 Shaping the project proposal Research Training Knowledge Exchange 8 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

9 Shaping the project proposal Staff exchange, sharing of policies and procedures used by RES and Marketing department in their knowledge exchange activities Identification of areas for collaboration such as Photonics and ICT and match making of key staff Webinars/training for project teams and students union 9 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

10 Designing and managing the inward and outward visits Visit of the HW delegation to St Petersburg – th May 2012 Meetings with staff from Innovation Hub, spin- outs including KBST-ITMO, Magic Factory company Presentation at the VI International Forum From Science to Business Sharing of policies and procedures 10 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

11 Designing and managing the inward and outward visits Visit of ITMO delegation to Edinburgh – 26th September-3d of October 2012 The visitors attended Converge Challenge 2012 final and awards Meetings were held with business development team and relevant spin-outs Hydrafact and Optoscribe Plans were formed for future collaboration 11 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

12 Follow Up Activities to Date Visit of Deputy Principal Research and Knowledge Transfer, Prof Alan Miller from HW to ITMO to present at the International Conference of Applied Optics Visit of NRU ITMO students to HWU: training for project teams and Student Union 12 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

13 Identifying and pursuing sources of funding Skolkovo foundation European funding (Erasmus Mundus) Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme Tempus Programme Royal Society travel grant Government of St.Petersburg Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation 13 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

14 Interacting with the British Council Initial support during the proposal preparation Support during contract signing Liaising during the report preparation Timely reminders of deadlines Kind invitation to share our experiences 14 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

15 Troubleshooting P1. Managing expectations of both sides P2. Collaboration is a marathon not a sprint Identification of opportunities for quick wins Focused approach on strong areas of common interest 15 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

16 Troubleshooting P3. Its easier to develop existing collaborations rather than building a new ones which take effort and resources without immediate outcomes New links open new opportunities Communicating of opportunities for joint research and knowledge exchange 16 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

17 Troubleshooting P4. Lack of funding for scientific and innovation collaborations between Russia and UK !!! WORK IN PROGRESS ??? 17 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

18 Outcomes Links in three key areas such as Photonics, ICT and Knowledge Exchange Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Principals of both Universities Joint training delivered 18 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

19 Future collaboration programme The key future activities are Short term Joint training and consulting in Research and Knowledge Exchange between UK and Russia through M2IES – further funding required Longer term Competition for Joint Research Proposals between Scottish-St. Petersburg Universities – further funding required 19 INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme

20 Thank you for your time Daria Mironova – Igor Kukhtevich – Olga Kozlova - Gillian McFadzean - INTERNATIONALISING HIGHER EDUCATION British Council exploratory grants scheme 20


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