•    November 2015 – Teams are registered at the project website and develop identity (name, logo and profile), upload team’s photos and information about activities and participate in the Project launch event – an online Innovation Tournament.

•    December 2015- February 2016 – Following the online Innovation Tournament the US–Russia student teams will develop the proposed ideas into concept papers using the project website resources and communication with business experts who will share with students their experience and vision regarding various aspects, trends, needs and challenges and expose students to a variety of digital jobs and careers, and much valued job skills. The focus will be on innovation, business tools and collaboration. Sessions will be conducted online.  

•    March 2016 – An online semi-final will give teams the opportunity to present their projects to the panel of experts who will select up to 4-6 top teams with strong potential for their projects to become real businesses.

•    April 2016 Team-finalists will continue working on their projects exploiting tech innovations and supervised by e-mentors.  Their work will culminate with an online final where teams will present their projects to the panel of experts and the audience. Winning team(s) will be selected and announced at this stage.

•    May - July 2016 - Winning team(s) will prepare for and have exchange visits to meet their peers face-to-face, explore the cities involved in the joint project and to visit companies that provided support who will host special events to expose international teams to their business objectives in the coming years, the types of employees and the mix of technical and entrepreneurial skills they will be looking for.

Project Info

The “Digital Entrepreneurship project is part of the US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program. Its aim is to stimulate communication and collaboration between US and Russian secondary school students. >>

Latest Activities

US-RUSSIAN Digital Entrepreneruship Project - why it was important

Tatiana Shilova, the Russian teacher: "All the activities represented in this project were an example of “how it is better to do” in Entrepreneurship education. The students not only acquired knowledge of the subject, learnt how to work in teams to discuss and overcome the problems, but also got to know a lot about another culture and style of life. Thank you for the opportunity to take part in such useful project."

What US-Russian teams think about their participation in the Digital Entrepreneurship Project.

Winners of the Digital Entrepreneurship project explored the famous centres of technology and innovation in the Silicon Valley.

US and Russian participants of the winning teams of the Digital Entrepreneurship project and their teachers met face-to-face in San Francisco and spent unforgettable days exploring centres of technology and innovations in the Silicon Valley.  This experience offered students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the importance of the digital and entrepreneurial competencies for their future successful careers.  Members of the winning teams share impressions of visiting San Francisco and Silicon Valley and meeting their peers.

The Russian participants of the Digital Enterpreneurship Project celebrated their achievements meeting HPE volunteers - mentors, lecturers and panel of judges who supported their work on innovative projects.

The meeting at the HPE office in Moscow started with virtual communication with Alexander Mikoyan, General Manager of HPE Russia followed by teams' presentatiuons of their projects and celebtration with HPE volunteers.



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