On June 5, 2019, institutional monitoring of TEMPUS IV and ERASMUS+ projects was held at DSTU. Among the monitored projects was «University-Enterprise Cooperation via Spin-off Companies Network» (UNISON) project.
The monitoring was carried out by the National Erasmus + Office in Russia representatives: Dr. Anna Muravyeva, Deputy Director, and Dr. Julia Redina, manager of NEO Russia.
Project implementation reports were made by Irina Maevskaya, General Director of Association for international education support “Bologna club”, Head of DSTU International Education Office, and Elena Chernysheva, Head of DSTU International Projects Management Department.
NEO Russia representatives analyzed documents and materials developed in the frame of the project and evaluated projects’ current results: two spin-off companies’ e-portals (international and regional ones), project web-site, publications (over 15) and dissemination materials (including a video lecture by the European experts – professor Rui Costa and project manager Jorge Moreira, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal).
NEO Russia experts made their recommendations on the further successful implementation of the final stage of the project. The “Spin-off Establishment Manual” including the start-ups road map will be published by the end of the project.
In addition to the monitoring session NEO Russia experts visited DSTU industrial co-working center “Garaж”, the “South region – DSTU” Mediapark and DSTU cultural and exhibition center “Don Cossack Guard”. The experts appreciated the activity of the Rostov region flagship university.