Anastasia Laskovaya, Assistant of the Department of Strategic and International Management, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University (GSOM SPbU), took part in the IV open qualifying championship according to WorldSkills standards as a compatriot expert in the competence "Technological Entrepreneurship": a team of students under her mentorship took the first place.
The championship, organized by St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), included 14 competencies: Technological Entrepreneurship, Internet of Things, Space Systems Engineering, Business Software Solutions, Mobile Robotics and others. As part of the Technological Entrepreneurship competency, students had to research customer problems, develop a technological solution, create a Minimum Workable Product (MVP) and test it on potential customers.
“It is very important to develop cooperation between universities and to encourage students to participate in such events. This contributes not only to the growth of entrepreneurial intentions among the students of the university organizing the championship, but also to the formation of an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation at the city and even country level. I sincerely believe that much more can be done together. This is especially true for the development of youth entrepreneurship, since the primary task is to create an environment at the level of each individual university and exchange best practices between universities,” said Anastasia Laskovaya.
The qualifying championship brought together 150 students and 150 experts. The winners will take part in the Final of the IV National WorldSkills Championship in November 2020.
WorldSkills is a center for excellence and development of skills, which fosters international cooperation and links between industries, governments, organizations and institutions, as well as organizing competitions, championships and organizing joint projects.