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

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

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 126 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide Russia also cooperates with 92 Russian public organizations and 54 regional governments.

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Roscongress Foundation Extends Application Time Frames for Innovative Companies’ Contests

Applications for innovative companies’ contests that the Roscongress Foundation holds as part of the Business Priority project will be accepted in an extended time frame until 17 January 2020. The decision was made due to a large number of potentially interesting startups in energy, healthcare and environment protection that would like to compete in their respective fields.

«It is very important to prepare an application, and from the nominee’s standpoint it is perhaps the most important stage of participation in the contest, which is why we decided to be flexible and give the young teams extra time so that they could make their presence known in the most impressive way,» said Alexander Stuglev, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Roscongress Foundation.

The results of the Top 10 Innovative Companies in Energy, Top 10 Innovative Companies in the Environment, and Top 10 Innovative Healthcare Companies contests will be announced at the Russian Investment Forum, which will be held in Sochi on 12–14 February.

Along with the Roscongress Foundation, the competition is organized by the Skolkovo Foundation, the Content Fund and relevant Government agencies: the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

«We see intense competition among young teams. They have a lot of work to do, and so do the members of the expert jury. That makes it more interesting to see the finalists. I am positive that we can select truly breakthrough projects that have a good shot at changing the future landscape in their sectors,» said Marianna Skragan, Director of the Business Priority project.

The aim of the competition is to unveil the highly demanded and most promising innovative solutions. Teams that make it to the finals will have a chance to present their projects at the Russian Investment Forum and get direct access to the world’s largest technology consumers in the future. That would allow them to scale their product as fast as possible and start exporting it to global markets.

Application submission and more information about the contests on the Business Priority website: businesspriority.ru/top-10.

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