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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 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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SPIEF Session Selects Top 10 Innovative Companies in Education

The results of the Top 10 Innovative Companies in Education competition were announced during a panel discussion on the innovative platform ‘Education of the Future: How Can We Capitalize on the Implementation of New Formats?’ at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The competition was organized by Business Priority, the Roscongress Foundation’s innovation platform, in cooperation with the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Russian Ministry of Enlightenment and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.

The central theme of the session was educational innovations, which we can no longer imagine not having in modern education, what opportunities they offer, and what effect they might have in the future.

The finalists in the competition, which include promising Russian startups with the potential to scale to international markets, gave short pitches. It was telling that the participants not only included digital platforms and software products, but also projects with a significant hardware component: for example, a nanotechnology laboratory and a system for determining optimal neuro-trajectories.

«We have done a lot of work with the innovation sector and have studied hundreds of different startups during this time. In this case, it was especially important for us that the projects presented at the competition not only have strong business ideas and advanced developments, but also have major social importance. The future depends on new technologies in education,» Business Priority CEO Marianna Skragan said.

The winners of the competition are:

· Polygled​​— language video clubs for the development of foreign languages

· OTUS — a platform for the professional training of IT specialists

· NT-SPb — a nanotechnologies laboratory

· Innovations for children — a smart mirror for children’s speech development

· Plario.ru — adaptive natural science learning

· T-system — a knowledge engineering system

· Tutoronline — a tutoring platform

· Neurodistant — a hardware and software system to enhance training efficiency

· Einstown — a mobile game for children that links progress to the fulfilment of educational tasks

· Modeus — a programme of individual educational paths for university students

The session moderator, Narek Sirakanyan, President of the international investment group Freedom Group International, gave a special report. He spoke about the prospects of e-sports as an educational discipline at schools and universities of the future.

Business Priority and NTI University 20.35 signed a cooperation agreement at the end of the session. The parties agreed to jointly introduce innovative educational products.

The discussion took place at the Business Priority business space. The full programme of the platform is available on the SPIEF website.

Details about preparations for SPIEF 2021 can be found on the official website forumspb.com and on the Roscongress Foundation’s telegram channel t.me/roscongress and Instagram SPIEF-2021 www.instagram.com/forumspbru

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