Innovation Management Department

Innovation Management Department was opened in the structure of the International Institute of Energy Policy and Innovation Management (IIEP) of Odintsovo branch of MGIMO MFA of Russia in accordance with the decision of the Academic Council of MGIMO №08/18 dd September 26, 2018.

Head of the department of innovation management is doctor of technical sciences Rybin Mikhail Vladimirovich.

The main objective of the department is to train highly qualified personnel in the field of innovation management in the digital economy demanded by government agencies and leading companies.

The department trains bachelors in the following programs: "International business and innovation management" (field of study "Management"), "World economy and innovation" (field of study "Economics").

Department of innovation management also trains masters in "Economics and innovation management" program (field of study "Economics").

For the academic year 2022/2023 the department introduced new disciplines in the field of innovations in breakthrough industries, innovations in finance, the practice of process optimization, corporate management, project team management, circular economy, international energy cooperation, planning and management of assets of oil and gas companies, economics and management of sustainable development of the energy industry, etc. into the curriculum.

Students practice in leading corporations, such as "Rosneft", "Norilsk Nickel", "Transneft", "Rosseti", "Rosatom", "Gazprom", "Gazprombank", "Promsvyazbank", "Sberbank", Moscow School of Management and Fund "Skolkovo", the Moscow region FEA Fund, Odintsovo CCI and other major companies and organizations of Moscow and the Moscow region.

An important focus of the MGIMO IIEP Department of Innovation Management is to carry out research to study key trends in innovation and digital economy globally, comprehensively analyze the best international practices in innovation management and problems of implementation of innovation strategies and projects by leading Russian and foreign corporations.

On the basis of the Department of Innovation Management in cooperation with the Center for Strategic Research in Innovation and Digital Economy of IIEP MGIMO, research projects were launched in the interests of federal and municipal authorities, major corporations and banking structures, which provide for active involvement of the best students and undergraduates of IIEP, publication of scientific papers and articles, organization of relevant conferences and seminars on the development of innovation and digital economy, effective management of innovation projects.

A team of young scientists — undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students of MIEP led by Head of the Department of Innovation Management M. Rybin won a grant under the competition of young scientists "75 years of MGIMO" and did an exploratory research work on "Research and development of recommendations for effective interaction of domestic and foreign government agencies and oil and gas corporations in the field of innovation". Currently, IIEP team of young scientists is working on the research project KMU 12/05 "Priorities of scientific and technological foresight and effective management of innovation activities.

Department of Innovation Management provides scientific leadership of the student Innovation Club of MIEP Moscow State Institute of International Relations. The main purpose of the Club is to create conditions for students to participate in research activities, to acquire practical skills in developing and implementing innovation, an effective management of innovation processes and to share experiences in this area.

On the initiative of MIEP, the Department of Innovation Management and the Innovation Club since 2019, major international scientific and practical conferences "MGIMO Innovation Week" are held annually, attended by top managers of leading domestic and foreign corporations "Rosneft", "Equinor", "Eni", "Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Moscow", "Gazprom Gas Motor Fuel", "Rosatom", "Rostec" "Gazprombank", "Kalashnikov" etc, representatives of leading Russian universities, leading scientists and experts.

Latest update — September 2022

Head of Department

Mikhail Rybin Mikhail Rybin

Doctor of Technical Sciences, Senior Researcher


+7 495 661-71-85 (inner )
Moscow Region, Odintsovo, Novosportivnaya str., 3, off. 507, 512