Prof. dr. Alexey Nikolayev is an Associate Professor at Russian Venture Company Department of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). He has over 25 years of IT industry experience, working for such companies as Samsung Electronics, Intel Corporation, Align Technology. The focus of his work has been on Research and Development, Academic Relations, Startups Acceleration, Innovations and Entrepreneurship Education, Corporate Innovations fostering, and New Products Design among other areas.
Dr. Nikolaev created and introduced a series of project and team-based courses (so-called "anti-courses") that use active learning format, Customer Development and Lean Startup methodologies to provide engineering, design, and managements students towards hands-on and real-world innovations and entrepreneurship projects design experiences. He is also the author of a Coursera MOOC (massive on-line open course) on new hi-tech products design and marketing. Through his work, Alexey brings to Academia practical expertise for new technical startups and products launch, industry-university-startups collaboration models, as well as the most recent technological and hi-tech markets trends. Alexey delivers courses and extracurricula activities at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow State University, and Skoltech, also in Moscow.
Alexey graduated from Moscow State University with a PhD in Physics, and University of California, Berkeley with Executive Education in Product Management, Lean Startup, Innovations and Entrepreneurship Education. He authored over 60 publications in Russian and world-wide scientific journals.