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 – 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 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 130 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Nature-Like Technologies: Responding to Major Challenges
24 May 2018
15:00—16:15

The twenty-first century has presented mankind with a number of major challenges that threaten the sustainable development of civilization. In order to overcome these challenges, new approaches to development must be found and the world must transition to new ways of producing and consuming energy. One of the possible solutions is the development of nature-like technologies, which include technologies that reproduce the systems and processes of living nature as technical systems and technological processes integrated into natural resource management. These are developed and implemented to restore the balance between the biosphere and the technosphere that humans have disrupted. What are the main priorities that have been identified in the field of nature-like technologies? What is the fundamental difference that sets a nature-like technosphere apart? How do large megascience research facilities promote nature-like technologies in Russia? What is the impact of nature-like technologies on the social and cultural challenges facing society? What role does the Kurchatov Institute play in the development of nature-like technologies and how could Russian development institutions support future nature-like developments?

Date
24.05.2018
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
15:00—16:15
Conference hall
Congress Centre, Conference Hall D2
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