On 24 May, the Startup Lounge at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was officially opened. Taking part in the event were Konstantin Noskov, Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation; Alexander Stuglev, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Roscongress Foundation; Kirill Varlamov, Head of the Internet Initiatives Development Fund; Igor Drozdov, Chairman of the Board of the Skolkovo Foundation; and Ekaterina Dibrova, President of RHANA Medical Corporation.
The Startup Lounge is a space for meetings, exchanges of opinions, and discussions between IT entrepreneurs, business representatives, government figures, and people from the investment community.
An auditorium also forms part of the Startup Lounge, which will operate for the duration of the Forum. It will provide an area for representatives of industry, big business, and government bodies to discuss the prospects for implementing technologies in practice. The lounge will host sessions on innovations in industry, healthcare, and agriculture, while participants and guests will be able to discuss the unique aspects and issues specific to collaboration between startups and corporations. Naturally, quantum technologies and prospects for their application will also feature strongly as a theme. In addition, over 20 IT entrepreneurs will be at the technology zone people whose startups are already changing the digital ecosystem of the country.
Official website of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum: forumspb.com.
The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, 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, 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 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.
The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 180 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 81 countries worldwide, and 186 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.
The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.