Our tasks were:
Developing a mental map of the educational initiatives support and development infrastructure (federal programs, grant and competitive tools)
Studying interactions, partnerships and horizontal ties with of educational organizations in the innovative activity
Exploring strategies for integrating educational initiatives into federal and regional development projects
Method was a semi-structured interview with three types of respondents:
1) representatives of Education Development Centers and Institutes;
2) representatives of regional platforms of expert, informational, technical and financial support of educational initiatives;
3) authors of educational initiatives and innovation projects.
The results of the study are summarized below.