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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The potential of the Russian innovation platform as a growth engine
22 May 2014
14:00

Having recently completed visits to 28 Russian cities, having analyzed thousands of projects, and having met many first-time entrepreneurs while implementing the Russian Startup Tour programme, the potential of innovative platforms in Russia can be discussed with a fresh perspective. What strategies can large corporations and investors adopt in order to take advantage of the potential of this new wave? What can be done to further accelerate innovation in Russia? And can we consider high-tech, knowledge-intensive, and innovative businesses as a new driver for Russia’s economic growth?

Date
22.05.2014
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
14:00