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Yanykina, Kudinov

  1. 1. U.S.-Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of LawEURECA-II: Enchancing University Research and Entrepreneurial CapacityUCLA’s  involvement  in    FUEL:    Future  University  and    Entrepreneurship  Leaders    Kathryn Atchison, DDS, MPHVice ProvostUCLAFROM SCIENCE TO BUSINESS"Globalisation of Innovation"St.Petersburg, May 16th, 2013
  2. 2. Consortium§  NRU ITMO and UCLA jointly implemented 1st stageof EURECA program in 2011-2012§  Expanded the partnership with the addition of HSE todevelop capabilities in tech transfer and innovationdevelopment in Russia in EURECA 2
  3. 3. UCLA Project Goals§  Share UCLA’s experience and uniqueCalifornia lens on entrepreneurship byproviding opportunity for Russianuniversities to:§  meet,§  learn from, and§  participate in the California innovationecosystem.
  4. 4. UCLA  Opportuni.es  for  Russian  Universi.es  in  EURECA  2  Meet:  entrepreneurs,  investors,  and  UCLA  trainers  as  faculty  observer  Par.cipate:  -­‐  StartUP  UCLA  as  faculty  or  a  student  team  -­‐  Global  Access  Program  -­‐  Dialogue  On  Russia    Implement:  own  accelerator  or  entrepreneurship  program  using  UCLA  materials  
  5. 5. Activities Planned forRussian FUEL partners§  Open up UCLA entrepreneurship educationparticipation in StartUP UCLA and GlobalAccess Program§  Hold networking events (conference andseminars) in California§  Disseminate educational materials (e.g. expertlectures with Russian subtitles) to Russianuniversities and innovation groups for theirown use in training
  6. 6. Welcome  to  Startup  UCLA  •  Startup  UCLA  seeks  to  develop  a  culture  of  startup  thinking  on  campus;  to  connect  students  with  alumni  who  are  successful  in  the  startup  world  and  with  the  rapidly  growing  Southern  California  startup  community;  to  give  students  opportuni.es  to  learn  the  basics  of  startup  thinking;  and  to  provide  a  community  in  which  students  can  develop  and  launch  their  early-­‐stage  ideas.  hMp://startupucla.com  
  7. 7. StartUp  UCLA  •  Lecture  series:  – Entrepreneurs  and  innovators:  e.g.  start-­‐up  guru  Eric  Ries,  author  of  "The  Lean  Startup”  – Skills  Speakers:  e.g.  business  incorpora.on,  IP,  financing    small  company  •  Networking  sessions  with  Silicon  Beach  tech  community  •  Summer  accelerator  •  Educa.onal  assistance  from  local  lawyers  (IP  and  business  incorpora.on)  
  8. 8. Dialogue  on  Russia  •  On  October  19,  2012,  UCLA  hosted  a  day-­‐long  symposium  “Dialogue  on  Russia”  •  Expert  panelists  and  guest  speeches:  former  US  Ambassador  to  Russia  John  Beyrle,  OPORA  Russia  President  Sergey  Borisov,  ITMO  entrepreneur  Mikhail  Kudinov,  and  Axel  Tillmann,  RVC-­‐USA  CEO,  Mamikon  Melkumov,  Russian  IP  lawyer,  UCLA  Chancellor  Gene  Block.    •  Over  130  guests  aMended  from  the  research,  business,  academic,  legal,  government  and  NGO  communi.es  in  the  U.S.  and  Russia.  •  Future  Dialogues  on  Russia:    Yearly  event  focused  around  building  .es  between  university  entrepreneurship,  start  up  companies,  and  the  local  and  interna.onal  business  environment  
  9. 9. Global  Access  Program  (GAP)  •  GAP  an  educa.on  program  for  companies  who  have  already  reached  the  market  and  in  considering  advancing  to  the  US  (or    other  interna.onal)  market      •  Pairs  organiza.ons  around  the  world  with  a  team  of  advanced  professional  MBA  candidates.    
  10. 10. GAP  World  Map  2012    53  companies  in  9  countries  in  2012      Completing 484 Companies, 19 countries over 15 years
  11. 11. GAP  Program  Overview    •  Company  assigned  5  MBA  students  as  professional  team  of  consultants  •  Perform  primary  market  research  worldwide  •  Develop  Company’s  strategic  new  market  entry  plan  •  Formal  presenta.on  to  3  outside  business  experts  •  Team  invests  2,100  hours  over  24  weeks  •  Average  team  conducts  over  100  primary  research  interviews.  •  Companies  pay  a  $15,000  par.cipa.on  fee.  (up  to  $12,000  is  used  to  support  the  teams’  travel  and  research)  
  12. 12. OPTOGAN  -­‐  Russia’s  First  GAP  Company  •  May  2012  –  GAP  visited  St.  Petersburg  with  one  open  posi.on    •  Optogan  is  the  world’s  smallest  fully-­‐integrated  LED  company.      •  Supported  by  Rusnano,  RIC,  ONEXIM  Group  and  management    •  Well-­‐established  in  Russia,  evalua.ng  the  US  with  GAP.  
  13. 13. Thank you!

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