Scientific conference “University-Industry Cooperation: Accelerating Innovation” was held at Synopsys Armenia

On May 15, 2013, Synopsys Armenia R&D center hosted a scientific conference under the theme “University-Industry Cooperation: Accelerating Innovation” dedicated to the 80th anniversary of State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA). The main aim of the conference was to stipulate the exchange of ideas on the topic of university-industry cooperation, as well as to offer innovative approaches in the area. The conference was sponsored by Synopsys Armenia CJSC and SEUA Alumni Association.

About 100 people from public, scientific and entrepreneurial including representatives from Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Transport and Communication, National Academy of Science, leading organizations in the sphere of IT and telecommunications, State Engineering University of Armenia, Yerevan State University, European Regional Academy, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, American University of Armenia, Artsakh State University spheres participated at the conference.

“Information and communication technologies are economic priority for our country, and it is extremely important that leading companies in ICT closely cooperate with universities, primarily to prepare qualified specialists for the industry,” said the Conference Organizational Committee Chair, the President of the SEUA Alumni Association Hovik Musayelyan. “Polytechnic has always been supplying high quality engineers to the manufacturing sector. SEUA Alumni Association together with Synopsys Armenia, sponsors this important event, and considers the promotion of mutually beneficial cooperation between university and industry one of its main objectives.”

“Such joint discussions on the accumulated experience and new initiatives on the university-industry cooperation among the ministry, university and business leaders and professionals will undoubtedly contribute to the increase of qualifications of professionals in training,” said the Conference Program Committee Chair, the Director of Synopsys Armenia Educational Department, Honorable Scientist of Armenia, Professor Vazgen Melikyan.

“The educational model developed jointly by the State Engineering University of Armenia and Synopsys Armenia is a successful example of cooperation. I welcome Synopsys Armenia and the idea to organize such a conference. It once again proves the company’s dedication to education sphere and the willingness to support it. I am sure that topics discussed at the conference will bring new light on how to improve university-industry cooperation, as well as will allow to find new ways to strengthen the ties between university and private sector,” said SEUA Rector, professor Ara Avetisyan.

Scientific conference “University-Industry Cooperation

About Synopsys, Inc. and Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Synopsys, Inc. accelerates innovation in the global electronics market. As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, its software, IP and services help engineers address their design, verification, system and manufacturing challenges. Since 1986, engineers around the world have been using Synopsys technology to design and create billions of chips and systems. Synopsys established a presence in Armenia in 2004 as Synopsys Armenia closed joint stock company (CJSC). Synopsys Armenia CJSC provides R&D and product support in EDA, design for manufacturing (DFM) and the development of semiconductor intellectual property (IP). Employing several hundred qualified Armenian engineers, Synopsys is one of largest IT employers in Armenia. To encourage the highest levels of accomplishment for students in IT, the company sponsors awards and competitions such as the Annual Educational Awards of the Republic of Armenia (RA) President, and the Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia. Synopsys Armenia is also the initiator of the Global IT Award of the RA President, as well as “Best IT Managers” Award. Synopsys Armenia’s investment in the community reaches well beyond IT. In 2010, Synopsys in Armenia was recognized as one of 12 finalists for the U.S. Secretary of State’s annual Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE), citing the company’s technology and financial leadership as well as its charity work and volunteer activities. Synopsys Armenia CJSC is located in Yerevan. Synopsys, Inc. is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has approximately 70 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys, Inc. and Synopsys Armenia online at and

About SEUA Alumni Association
Alumni Association of the Yerevan Polytechnic Institute (SEUA) has been created in 2001 in order to promote public relations at State Engineering University of Armenia. The organization is to serve as a bridge between the university and more than hundred thousand alumni, to strengthen public relations, to promote research cooperation, and to increase investment and sponsorship opportunities. Today, thousands of alumni have joined SEUA Alumni Association aiming to contribute to the overall development of their Alma Mater.

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