It is worth mentioning that FEFU became the first university in Russia to implement the
"Startup as Diploma" program in 2017. The Program provides graduates an opportunity to present their innovative startups and get a diploma. FEFU School of Economics and Management student Evgeny Perelman was the first one to graduate in frames of the Program. Evgeny presented his medical project which became a Skolkovo resident and attracted the investment of 10 million rubles.
In 2018, FEFU School of Natural Sciences students Daniil Serbinovich and Arkady Berezkin presented their project on Lower Limb Prostheses that received the investment from the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE). The students had been working on the project for more than one year and got positive feedback from the experts. Moreover, the project participated in FEFU Battle of Engineers in 2017, UMNIK grant program organized by FASIE, XIX World Youth Festival in Sochi, and Russian – Chinese EXPO in Harbin, as well as became a winner of the first Neurostart Bioengineering Hackathon.
As for 2019, seven FEFU graduates managed to present their startups within the program. Four of them were presented by School of Engineering students, two projects were prepared by the School of Natural Sciences graduates, and one was presented by students ofSchool of Economics and Management.
The year 2020 is a very special to launch RU Tech Park Acceleration Program in the online format for students. What is more important, the "Startup as Diploma" program will be open not only for this year graduates but for all students who work on their high-tech projects. If you still doubt that a student project can become a successful and profitable startup, remember Google, Pinterest, Amazon, Apple, Oculus which were created by students of Princeton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of California." - said the leader of the "Startup as Diploma" program Margarita Ibragimova.
The registration is available till
April 21, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Vladivostok Time Zone):