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The Future of Commercialization for Russian Science
Monday, October 5, 2015 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm (registration starts at 5.30 pm)


Downtown Harvard Club, One Federal Street, 38th Floor, Boston, MA

Event cost:

Members: $35

Non-Members: $45

In 2014, the Bauman Growth Lab was launched at Bauman Moscow State Technical University as a new center for entrepreneurship and innovation. The center features events and activities to bring together undergraduates in technical sciences with students in management, law, business, and economics to create teams for business projects. Bauman University is among Russia’s top engineering schools, and the Growth Lab is one of the Russia’s first centers devoted to establishing entrepreneurship-focused curriculum for engineering students.

During their study tour to the United States, representatives from Bauman University visited leading U.S. engineering programs and innovation centers to learn best practices for entrepreneurship education. The discussion for “The Future of Commercialization for Russian Science” will feature perspectives from Sergei Borisov, the Bauman Growth Lab’s Director, and a discussion on the long-term challenges and opportunities facing US-Russia cooperation for science, technology, and business with Ann Domorad, Senior Managing Director at the American Councils for International Education.


Advance registration and payment is required. Click here.

Price per person: $35 (member) or $45(non-member) includes presentation and appetizers. Cash bar.

Important: The dress code at the Harvard Club is 'business casual". Athletic attire such as but not limited to shorts, sneakers, flip flops, baseball caps or t-shirts are prohibited in the Club.  Appropriate denim slacks are acceptable. Torn, frayed, or excessively worn attire is not appropriate.

Parking in the One Federal Street Garage after 5pm is  $12 for non-Harvard Club members and $9 for for Harvard Club members.


Sergei BorisovSergei Borisov
The Bauman Growth Lab, Bauman Moscow State Technical University

Born in 1953, Sergei Borisov has most recently worked in the area of entrepreneurship, serving as the President of the All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Size Business of Russia (OPORA). Mr. Borisov holds a doctorate in economics from Bauman Moscow State Technical University, and has completed coursed from Harvard Business School, the All-Union Academy of Foreign Trade, and Oxford University. Throughout his career, Mr. Borisov has worked as a senior consultant for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Foreign Trade Association, and as served as president of several unions of entrepreneurs, including the Russian Fuel Union. He is president of Genova LLC, chairman of the BOD of Germes-Moskva JSC. In government, Mr. Borisov has served on various councils, including the position of Deputy Chairman of the Government Commission on SME Development. He is a member of the Management Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, a member of the board of directors of US-Russia the Center for Entrepreneurship.


Ann DomoradAnn Domorad
Senior Managing Director,
American Councils for International Education
Ann Domorad oversees field-based education and development programs in Eurasia at American Councils, and operational capacity of American Councils 30 offices across Southeast Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia. Presently, her portfolio includes the Enhancing University Research and Entrepreneurial Capacity (EURECA) program, a multi-year bi-national U.S.-Russia initiative devoted to supporting Russian universities to strengthen academic programs, research, commercialization, and entrepreneurial activities. Ms. Domorad brings 20 years of experience working with Russia with over ten years spent living and working in the region. She is a fluent speaker of Russian. Her BA is from Swarthmore College, and she holds graduate degrees from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs (MPA) and Jackson School of International Studies (MAIS).

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