A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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22.10.2019

Business Programme Released for Roscongress Foundation’s Innovation Space at Russia–Africa Economic Forum

The Roscongress Foundation has announced the programme of events that will be held at the Innovation Space as part of the Foundation’s Building Trust Area at the Russia—Africa Economic Forum. The main discussion topics will deal with various aspects of the technological partnership between Russia and African countries. Gazprom will be the general partner of the Innovation Space, company Aksioma will serve as the partner.

The Innovation Space programme will kick off on 23 October with the RBK session ‘Innovations Without Borders: New Cross-Border Business Opportunities’. Russian tech companies have already established themselves as reliable solution providers on international markets. The discussion participants will talk about key points in developing business partnerships between Russian and African companies. This above all includes smart manufacturing, fintech, transport, and infrastructure.

Other themes on the first day will include the use of digital technologies and advanced Russian telemedicine systems in the healthcare industry in Africa as well as the role of startups and accelerators in the development of an innovative environment.

The key event of the second day of the Forum, 24 October, will be the pitch session ‘Business Priority: Perspective’ as part of the Business Priority project, which is being implemented under the auspices of the Roscongress Foundation. Seven high-tech startups with solid prospects on African markets will give presentations to potential investors and customers.

The technologies presented by the pitch session participants and other innovative companies will also be presented at the Innovation Space, which will function throughout the Forum. In particular, the company ViNTERA.TV will present a multimedia platform that provides access to hundreds of free online TV channels.

AGRATEC BIO and Bionovatik will show off innovative products to accelerate and regulate plant growth. In addition, the company Health Source offers a decentralized drinking water supply system that uses unique automated equipment of its own design.

The exhibits will also include three projects that have already been granted Business Priority status: the unique Kalancha technology for gas-powder fire extinguishing of tanks with oil and petroleum products; the Oasis project from the company Avtonomika, which allows for the geoengineering preparation of habitable plots in desert and arid territories; and the company Intelligent Scanning Systems, which will deploy a real shooting range with virtual reality components directly onsite.

More information about the Innovation Space is available on the official website of the Russia—Africa Economic Forum and Summit.

The Russia—Africa Summit and Economic Forum will take place on 23-24 October in Sochi at the Sirius Park of Science and Art . The events are being organized by the Roscongress Foundation, and the co-organizers of the Russia—Africa Economic Forum are Russian Export Center and Afreximbank

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