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The Open Innovations Forum

The Open Innovations Forum

The Open Innovations Forum is the largest in Russia and one of the most significant events in the world, demonstrating the main trends and key achievements in the innovation sectors of the economy.

The forum is held from 2012 under the egis of the Government of the Russian Federation and it is considered a unique discussion board by the participants engaged in innovation ecosystem development.

Participation in the forum means new acquaintances in international venture and innovation environment, latest information about access to the state instruments that support innovation entrepreneurship, demonstration of success and experience exchange. The forum is an opportunity for scientists to establish communications with entrepreneurs interested in creation of the products based on scientific developments, get expert opinion of their own projects and learn how to adjust them for business. Presence of the country leaders denotes strong interest of the state in innovation development, and it is always good for investment climate of the country.

Main forum purpose is development and commercialization of the latest technologies, promotion of the global technological brands and creation of the new instruments for international cooperation in the field of innovation. Within the program framework, plenary meetings and theme-based sessions, exhibitions, educational events, seminars and master classes, innovation shows, business meetings are held and, of course, there is networking among the Forum participants.

RVC in the Open Innovation 2018 Forum program

RVC is a Forum organizer, organizer of the big program block and a number of panel discussions; it also held Russian-Chinese forum “Investments to Innovation” within the framework of #OI2018 business program and presented National Technology Initiative projects on the stand.

Mission of the Russian-Chinese forum “Investments to Innovation” is to create a platform for open dialog and cooperation between the Russian and Chinese professional investors and contribute to technologies transfer and commercialization of scientific and technological achievements of the two countries:

At the National Technology Initiative stand organized by RVC, the following NTI projects were presented: NTI engineer Olympics for scholars, NTI companies export accelerator, Up Great technological contests. The stand will be a venue for the award ceremony in the Tech in Media contest of innovation journalism, GenerationS corporate accelerator events, RVC academic department at MIPT and experts lectures.

Results of the Forum 2018

VII Moscow international innovation development forum "Open Innovation" completed at the "Skolkovo" innovation center. More than 20 thousand people visited it.

More than 200 events were held under the program - panel sessions, conferences, round tables, presentations of the innovation projects and programs. At the StartUp station and iMarket space, young entrepreneurs presented more than 220 projects in 11 industrial sectors.

During the three Forum days, 34 agreements were signed with participation of the Russian and foreign companies, funds and development institutions. They include strategic partnership agreement of investments made by the Russian and Chinese investment fund of regional development in the Skolkovo Venture fund for the total amount of 1.5 billion roubles.

Open Innovations forum was visited by 1000 representatives of the Russian and foreign Mass Media. More than 40 mass media events were held during three days of the forum.

Ministry of Economy and Development, Moscow Government, Skolkovo Fund, Fund of Infrastructure and Educational Programs (ROSNANO group), RVC, Foundation for Assistance to Innovations and Vnesheconombank.

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