Network cooperation and collaboration of the ITMO University with the external actors of the innovation ecosystem

Network cooperation and collaboration is a key tool for development of innovation and entrepreneurship at the University. In particular, it is implemented though joint infrastructure projects, the formation of support tools for university entrepreneurship jointly with the external actors of the University innovation ecosystem, creation of conditions for cooperation and launch of joint start-ups and small innovative enterprises with the aim of improving the quality of innovative product. This paper presents an analysis of the formation, development of network partnerships in innovation and entrepreneurship with entrepreneurial university as a participant, as well as the classification of such partnerships and the basic directions of their activity. The authors reveal some cases of how University should use the opportunities provided by the network partnerships for the development of University entrepreneurial and innovative potential on the example of the ITMO University.

Keywords: network cooperation, network partnership, innovation hub, innovation and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial university