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Seminar/training for TUIT students to startup development for the acceleration of digital economy and digital society

At the "TUIT INCUBATION CENTER" established under the center of scientific research and technology transfer, appropriate guidance and practical assistance are being provided for projects, creative and innovative developments, startup projects that students want to implement. As a result, since the establishment of the center, a portfolio of projects and startups developed by students has been created in the form of a website, and it is planned to systematically update the information.

In order to make this project a success, a special training course was conducted for a special group of students organized by the members of the knowledge exchange HUB to develop their own startups. Courses were organized with the support of foreign specialists from South Korea's Kookmin University during October and November, 2023. In addition, in cooperation with the work carried out by KOICA, agreements were reached on the financing of students' startup projects in 2024. This course was conducted on the basis of Living Lab Preparatory School - LLPS program.

Living Lab Preparatory School - LLPS (Living Lab Preparatory School) program is being implemented in cooperation with Tashkent University of Information Technologies named after Muhammad al-Khwarizmi and Kookmin University of South Korea. In the future, it is planned to establish a Living Lab at TATU, where university researchers and students will implement various innovative ideas. Living Labs are real-world open innovation ecosystems that use iterative feedback processes throughout innovation to create sustainable impact. They focus on co-creating innovative technologies, rapid prototyping and testing, and scaling innovation and business while delivering shared value benefits to the stakeholders involved. Accordingly, living laboratories act as intermediaries between citizens, research organizations, companies and government agencies.

Within the framework of the LLPS program, professors Jin W. Mok and Hyeonggyun Kim of Kookmin University involved six qualified professors of tuit and held Living Lab training sessions for instructors and mentors for two weeks. 20 talented students of the university were involved in the LLPS program by trained instructors and mentors and professors of Kookmin University, and during two months (October-November) training was conducted on Living Lab, Design Thinking, Customer Experience courses. Students actively participated in these trainings and gained interesting, theoretical and practical knowledge from these new innovative courses.

Also, within the framework of this program, students divided into groups and formed five collective projects to be developed in the Living Lab. The projects formed by the students consist of innovative ideas aimed at solving important problems of society, based on the courses taught within the program (LivingLab, Design Thinking, Customer Experience), applying knowledge of design thinking and experiences of working with customers in various ways. gained experience in project development based on a team of industry experts. Mentors were assigned to each team project, and students were given the necessary knowledge and skills to develop projects based on current, innovative ideas based on the Living Lab experience.

At the end of the program, a presentation of the projects created by the students was held, and the three best selected projects were planned to be financed by the KOICA program in the future.