March 28, 2014
Program “Technologies of Opportunities” started in Bauman university
Social program “Technologies of Opportunities” will be realized within the framework of BMSTU, “Boehringer Ingelheim” and “Cloudwatcher” cooperation. On March 28 the program organizers signed the triangular agreement on the joint implementation of social project “Technologies of Opportunities” at the roundtable, devoted to the problems of social entrepreneurship development in Russia.
BMSTU students, postgraduates, teachers and employees, the representatives of non-governmental organizations and state institutions took part in the work of the roundtable. Director of BMSTU GUIMC Alexander Stanevskiy, CEO of “Boehringer Ingelheim” in Russia Ivan Blanarik and development director of Social innovation laboratory “Cloudwatcher” Ivan Biryukov made an opening speech.
Attention of the people gathered was attracted by the video greeting of a social entrepreneur and a founder of Solar Ear Company - Howard Weinstein (Canada).
Then the word was passed to the representatives of state and private organizations which support social entrepreneurship in Russia. The program was talked about by Irina Pavlova, the head of Directorate in development and support to social entrepreneurship fund “Our Future”, Nikolay Nikolaev, the vice-president of the All-Russian NGO of Small and Medium-sized Businesses “OPORA of Russia” and Andrey Marulev, CEO of the Fund of the assistance and development of microfinance activity. All the speakers noted the importance of the work in this direction and a special part of universities in attraction of students and young scientists. They also expressed their hope for a maximum using of their potential in order to solve urgent social problems.
The program “Technologies of Opportunities” is aimed at search and improvement of social assistance projects for people with impaired hearing and eyesight and assistance in receiving financial support and development of start-ups in social business. Alexander Stanevskiy stressed: “The success of Bauman university in development and implementation of socially oriented projects in the field of higher education for disabled is provided by many factors including the permanent search for the most effective solutions and initiatives. The program “Technologies of Opportunities” is considered to be a platform which will help not only to attract students to solve the problems of the disabled, but also to help them make their work efficient and stable both financially and strategically. Tolerant and open university environment, where intelligence and creativeness are primarily valued is the best place for such a project. Our goal is the implementation of scientific and engineering ideas for the benefit of the society”.