One of the important success criteria of scientific and technological development is
demand for research findings among businesses.
Gubkin University has actively cooperated with the oil and gas industry during the whole
period of its fledging years. At the moment, the University carries out large contractual work for oil and gas industry
organizations. Among the key customers are such companies as Gazprom, LUKOIL, Rosneft and Transneft. In addition, the
large amount of research is accomplished within government funding under the programs and grants given by the Ministry
for Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Ministry for Energy of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency
for Mineral Resources, and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research etc. In 2016, the University carried out research and
development work amounting to 1,241 million rubles.
To integrate science and business in the oil and gas sector of the fuel and energy complex,
the University with support of the Russian government established the Technology Platform "Technologies for Production
and Use of Hydrocarbons" in 2010. At the moment, the total number of the Platform participants reached 262, including
41 higher education establishments, 32 research institutions, 7 experimental design offices, 98 project and service
organizations, 75 manufacturing enterprises and 9 foreign organizations. The Technology Platform contains information
on developed technologies and other findings of the participants' activity as well as detailed information on research
and production equipment, which enables to increase the opportunities for researchers significantly.
In 2009 in order to commercialize the results of research the Technological Park was established
on the basis of the University. The Technopark is a unit that provides functional support to projects implemented by small
innovative enterprises throughout the life cycle. This approach enables to conduct research in laboratories equipped with
advanced equipment, and project management and maintenance – from the launch to the acceptance of results by the customer –
are assigned to a special unit.
Many development results of the University researchers are filed as patents and applications
for intellectual property items. Currently, the intellectual property portfolio of Gubkin University consists of 172 invention
and useful model patents, one patent for a design, 15 certificates of software and database registration, one trademark
and 15 know-how. 47 items of intellectual property have been registered. Over the past three years, two contracts on alienation
of patents and three license agreements on granting the right to use two inventions and industrial model have been signed.
Within the law regarding establishment of small innovative enterprises (SIEs) at the premises of higher educational institutions
for the purpose of practical application of the intellectual activity results, nine SIEs have been established using eight know-how
and one invention patent as foundation contribution to the authorized capital.
An important role in provision of information resources for research activity at the University is
played by the Research Library which builds up collections of research publications (printed, electronic and unpublished) and
informs library members. The scientific collection of the Library includes abstracts of dissertations, dissertations, monographs,
scientific and technical documentation, abstracts of scientific conferences, official reference documents, scientific periodicals
and is available in the electronic catalog and the electronic library system.