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
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
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.
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
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
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
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)
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
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.
GAP World Map 2012 53 companies in 9 countries in 2012 Completing 484 Companies, 19 countries over 15 years
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)
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.