Martin Hinoul, a reputable international expert in the field of commercialization of innovative products visits USU
Mr. Hinoul is the Business Development Director of the Center for Technology
Transfer at Leuven Catholic University, the founder of the fastest growing
technology cluster in Europe. Hinoul’s articles and books are widely known in
the world of science and business, including Silicon Valley, The European
Economics of Knowledge, 60 Years of Transistors, Establishing Contacts, and
He often visits Ulyanovsk at present. “I believe
in the development of small territories, such as the Ulyanovsk region,” he says.
At the university, Martin Hinoul met with the administration of the university, familiarized with the main areas of activity of USU. Rector Boris Kostishko first spoke about priority areas of research. “It is not a secret that we were all trained as pure scientists, and it’s not easy for our experts to master the process of finding investors, putting developments into practice,” Boris Mikhailovich admitted. Mr. Hinoul replied that his work was precisely aimed at solving such problems.
The guest noted the success of USU specialists in science, their publication activity, the quality of education in the flagship university and expressed readiness to cooperate with the university in various areas. Boris Kostishko conveyed to Mr. Hinoul proposals for possible collaboration, voiced the idea of internship for young researchers from Ulyanovsk in Leuven. Martin Hinoul took the prospect of becoming an honorary professor at Ulyanovsk State University with approval.