20-22 September 2017

Forum is over



Cross-border cooperation in the field of innovation

What international programs help entrepreneurs implement joint projects? How is the project supported? What ideas can interest foreign partners? These and other questions were answered by the participants of the round table "International Cooperation Programs: Challenges and New Financial Opportunities to Support Significant Social and Economic Initiatives and Projects" held at the X St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum. The meeting was organized by the Committee of Industrial Policy and Innovation of St. Petersburg; Committee on External Affairs of St. Petersburg; St. Petersburg Business Development Fund; Regional Integrated Center - St. Petersburg.

Moderator of the round table, executive director of the St. Petersburg Business Development Foundation Maxim Balanyov, noted that at present special attention is paid to digitalization, which affected virtually all industries. At the round table, projects were presented that were implemented by Russian universities and research centers with the participation of partners from Finland and Estonia. In particular, the St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University (LETI) and JSC "Zavod im. Kozitsky "together with the Finnish partners implemented a project to create an ecosystem of broadcast Internet television. The company "Mineral" together with colleagues from Finland implemented the idea of ​​"Adapting the urban environment to the negative consequences of climate change". As a result, practical recommendations have been prepared that are included in the development strategy of St. Petersburg until 2035.

Participants of the round table informed representatives of enterprises and entrepreneurs about international programs and competitions held by Russia, Latvia, Finland and Estonia. In the context of the meeting, the pitch-session was held: projects were submitted that claimed funding. Experts appreciated the idea of ​​developing inland waterways, controlling the quality of products. "The authors were able to get an assessment of professionals and recommendations for the successful implementation of projects", - commented the meeting the executive director of the St. Petersburg Business Development Foundation Maxim Balanyov.

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