To the Question of Formation of the Innovative Infrastructure in the Region. Problems and their Solutions Based on the Example of the Business-Incubator at Lobachevsky State University in Nizhny Novgorod

The article is concerned with the role of business incubators in maintenance and development of the region innovative infrastructure. In addition, it includes comparative analysis of business incubators of Volga Federal District in order to see what actions they undertake to support innovation projects. The article also presents main problems in current business incubators’ functioning and their solutions based on the example of the business incubator at Lobachevsky State University in Nizhny Novgorod.

Keywords: business incubator, innovation, innovation project, business process, small and medium business, venture funds, mentoring