Astrakhan State University has a long tradition of academic activities and is one of the most rapidly modernizing universities in Russia. Its innovative structure includes Caspian innovation and technological complex with centres for collective use, Technopark. Small innovative enterprises, established with the support of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises at Science and Technology, have a significant impact on innovation university. University implements a global initiative CDIO. In the technopark based on Astrakhan State University under an agreement between the Government of the Astrakhan region and the Foundation is created and successfully worked the Representation of the Foundation.
Keywords: small innovative enterprises, modernization of university, innovative infrastructure, commercialization of R&D