Contracts with two new residents of Technopark were signed at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno
The new residents of the Science and Technology Park have become companies founded by an employee and a graduate of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
One of the companies was founded by Anna Rakitskaya, associate Professor of the Department of General and Social Psychology of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Candidate of Psychological Sciences, who plans to provide psychological services to the population using innovative scientific methods. Another resident-company of Technopark, Viband LLC, was founded by Yevgeny Mikhalovich, a graduate of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, whose activities are related to the creation of IT-products.
First vice-rector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Yury Romanovsky and director of Science and Technology Park of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Alexander Vasilevich were present at the signing of contracts with the new residents.
– We observe a great interest in the development of innovative entrepreneurship in the region. At present, we have 13 residents of Technopark, 8 of them are enterprises created by employees and students of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, "Yury Romanovsky noted. Associate Professor of the Department of General and Social Psychology of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Candidate of Psychological Sciences Anna Rakitskaya plans to implement the project "Studio of Calm and Good Mood" on the basis of the Science and Technology Park.
– My activity as a resident of the Science and Technology Park will be multidisciplinary, – said Anna Rakitskaya. – On the one hand, I plan to put into practice the results of my own scientific research, since I am studying at the doctoral program of Belarusian State University, and my dissertation research is related to the peculiarities of interaction within a couple in intimate and personal relationships, marital relations. On the other hand, as part of my project "Studio of Calm and Good Mood", I am going to use such a unique innovative block in working with clients, which is associated with relaxation and suggestive methods.
Anna Rakitskaya also noted that it is important for her to develop her entrepreneurial competencies in the university space. She is a graduate of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, where she also completed master's and postgraduate studies, defended her PhD thesis, was the dean of the Faculty of Psychology. Having founded a company that has become a resident of Technopark of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Anna Rakitskaya intends to continue to realize her opportunities not only as an entrepreneur, but also as a scientist. In turn, Evgeny Mikhalovich, a graduate of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, the founder of another resident-company of the Technopark, shared how he sees the future prospects for the development of his enterprise:
– Our company has been operating for two years, and now we have decided to obtain the status of the resident of Technopark of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. I believe that this will give our business a new impetus for development. In addition, we employ university students, and it may be easier for them to promote the ideas of some of their projects on the basis of the Technopark. By the way, we are engaged in the development of software products. And recently we have been thinking about creating an IT product that would benefit the Belarusian society. The project we are working on now will help public organizations or associations to take into account, form, make any samples, get analytics based on machine learning algorithms and keep a competent record of members of their organizations, which will facilitate and speed up the work of administrators. Members of these organizations will also have access to information about what membership fees they pay, what benefits and preferences they can count on.
As first vice-rector of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Yury Romanovsky told, the process of commissioning of the second stage of the Science and Technology Park is currently underway. The new building has 16 industrial premises with an area from 180 to 280 square meters, as well as 16 office premises. More than 300 square meters are supposed to be used for the exhibition of achievements of enterprises of Grodno region and not only. At the moment, about 80 percent of the areas of the second stage of the Technopark have already been reserved. A competition has even been formed for the rental of office space. Entrepreneurs still have the opportunity to declare their desire to rent production facilities. All interested representatives of the business community are invited to cooperate.