Opening of TNTU Start-up Center
On November 22 In Ivan Puluj's National Technical University, opening ceremony of Inter-university Regional Start-up Center has been held. Start-up Center is created within the framework of European project Tempus SUCSID “Creating a network of inter-university Start-up centers for support and promotion of student's innovative projects” http://sucsid.competence.in.ua/.
Opening ceremony has been attended by the rector, administration of the University, local authority chiefs, bankers, entrepreneurs and foreign guests. Symbolic opening ribbon has been cut by rector of TNTU - professor Petro Yasniy, vice-head of Ternopil Regional Administration Petro Goch, director of education and science department of Ternopil Regional Administration Ivan Zaporozhan, representative of Lisbon Institute of management and director of company “IrRADIARE” Marcos Nogueira (Portugal), first vice-rector Mykola Mytnyk, vice-rector in scientific-pedagogical activity Stepan Dyachuk, dean of Management and Business Department, director of a start-up center Pavlo Dudkin, vice-dean of Management and Business Department Oksana Harmatyuk, head of international affairs department Valeriy Lazaryuk.
During the opening of start-up center students made a creative flash-mob: they planted idea seeds and at the same time really planted several juniper seedlings. All these actions symbolized a main goal of newborn Center − to form an innovative thinking in youth.
Round table “Innovative activity as a factor of providing region's economic development” and presentations of Start-up Center's partners have also been carried out on November 22 In Ternopil National Technical University. Representatives of local authorities, employers, business, and employment services took part in the event. At the same time contact tables took place in universities of Ternopil and TNTU Colleges in order to share the information about Tempus project.
Trainers of Start-up Center, associate professors Olha Mosiy and Olena Sorokivska organized a first training “Innovative nursery-garden” for teams of departments and colleges of TNTU. Essence of training in form of a business game was to fill in a “Business card”, i.e. propose an idea of business creation, give a company name; determine a possible consumer of a product or a service, which competitive advantages, sales channels, necessary investments in development and realizations of such product or service are needed.
1. “Aroma of the past” − cafe designed as a cup of coffee with an original building design, stylized for a coffee theme. In menu of the cafe − classic and original coffee recipes.
2. “Dempfer” − enterprise specialized in production of amortizators for cars, which allow fuel and save electricity in electrocars thanks to two electric coils that work on crooked surface.
3. “Online” − company that develops a web-site which contains information about what happens in Ternopil restaurants, including the possibility to book a table.
4. “VXbot” − firm that produces a helmet for computer games which is used to create the increasing presence feel in a game.
Most of the votes have been given to the team Online.com.
Collective of Start-up Center invites students, especially engineering graduates to sign up for trainings that start in December with support Of European project Tempus, to develop start-ups and participate i European, regional and local innovative competitions.
Regional Inter-university Start-up Center of TNTU
Ivan Puluj's Ternopil National Technical University