Irkutsk National Research Technical University is a leader of Irkutsk region in the field of innovative activity. The University annually develops over 60 technological projects.
In 2010, INRTU Technopark was launched, the first science and technology comlex in the region. The 5260 sq.meters park is home to research labs, training, production, and corporate research centers, a business-incubator and a spacious conference hall. Over 50 high-tech companies are Technopark residents. In 2017, they earned more than 287 million rubles and paid over 50 million rubles as taxes.
INRTU successfully implements different infrastructure innovative projects such as student business-accelerator, startup schools for innovators "Taiga" and "Taiga. Junior", Irkutsk school of innovative managers and others.