RACE4SCALE. Innovations and Quality Management in the Automotive Industry 4.0
The RACE4SCALE course is for students and professionals who want to develop a career in the innovative engineering and production. It has four modules focused on innovations, leadership and quality management.
About Program
The intensive course for future innovators and innovation managers focused on innovations and Quality Management in the Automotive Industry 4.0. This program is developed by the Inprotech Institute of St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI) and XAMK, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences.
Creativity balanced by quality assurance are the key success factors of a high-tech company. The combined course gives essentials and tools for steering innovative production and marketing on one hand, and quality management by organizing efficient work and effective leadership on the other.
Program has two tracks focused on innovations, leadership and quality management.
Important: besides lectures and practical studies this school includes enough volume of self-studies.
Mode of teaching
January 24 - February 1, 2022
Learning outcome/Credits
4 ECTS, ETU "LETI" certificate
Application deadline
January 21, 2022
Prerequisites/Entry requirements
English language proficiency at a level not lower than Intermediate. Bachelor's degree, Master's degree students in technical and humanitarian sciences fields
120 euro/10000 rub
Free for Bachelor's, Master's, PhD students of Race4 Scale Project Partners*
* South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Xamk, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Union "Autoprom North-West", "Kudrovo" Education Centre, Global Education Services Taitaja and Kouvola Region Vocational College.
Payment info
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Aigul K. Petrova
Senior lecturer
Department of the Innovative Management, Inprotekh Institute
Anna D. Kuzmina
Associate Professor
Department of Innovative Management, Inprotekh Institute
Olga S. Artamonova
Senior lecturer
Department of Management and Quality Systems, Inprotekh Institute
Olga A. Erochkina
Associate Professor
Department of Management and Quality Systems, Inprotekh Institute
Maria A. Kossukhina
Associate Professor
Department of Innovative Management, Inprotekh Institute
Content and Schedule

Monday, 24 January 2022
13.00-14.30 Interactive lecture "Strategy and tactics of managing technological innovations in the automotive industry. Artificial intelligence applications." Lecturer: Aigul K. Petrova
14.40-16.10 Interactive lecture "Ways and tools for managing the staff creative resources. Focus on a new product development" Lecturer: Aigul K. Petrova

Tuesday, 25 January 2022
13.00-14.30 Interactive lecture Essentials of lean manufacturing and quality management systems. Applications for the automotive industry, Lecturer: Olga S. Artamonova
14.40-16.10 Interactive lecture "Data analysis-based management of production cycles. Rules and solutions for organizing efficient physical and digital workplace." Lecturer: Olga S. Artamonova

Wednesday, 26 January 2022
13.00-14.30 Interactive lecture "Leadership in the modern management system. The EFQM model and its application in the automotive companies." Lecturer: Olga A. Erochkina
14.40-16.10 Interactive lecture + practical studies "Segmentation and targeting of the automotive market in the conditions of digital disruptions" Lecturer: Maria A. Kossukhina

Thursday, 27 January 2022
13.00 – 14.30 Interactive lecture "Corporate leadership. Arrangements for result-oriented innovative activities. Team motivation in a high-tech company." Lecturer: Olga A. Erochkina
14.40 - 16.10 Interactive lecture "Knowledge management for operational efficiency" Lecturer: Olga S. Artamonova

Friday, 28 January 2022
13.00 – 16.10 Case study "Generic cases from industrial sites: Analysis. Problem solutions. Expert opinions and coaching by the automotive industry experts", Olga S. Artamonova. Experts

Monday, 31 January 2022
13.00-14.30 Interactive lecture + practical studies "Self-assertion in the competitive automotive market VS. digital disruptions" Lecturer: Maria A. Kossukhina
14.40 – 16.10 Interactive lecture + practical studies "Investable startups in the automotive industry. Practice, strategies, cases." Lecturer: Anna D. Kuzmina

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

13.00 – 14.00 – Experts' feedback
14.00 – 14.40 – Test, Summarizing session, Lecturers, Anna D. Kuzmina


Opening hours
Mon.-Fri.: 10:00-17:00 (admission 10:00-16:30)
197376, Russian Federation, St. Petersburg, Professora Popova str., 5, building 3, 4th floor (room 3418)
+7 (812) 234-35-53