Investment inflows to developing countries have increased over the past three decades. The development priorities of emerging markets include achieving sustainable economic development by strengthening technological capacities and professional skills of the population, creating better employment opportunities and thus distributing the growth benefits for future generations. The competitive global business environment requires national economies to focus on innovation, transformative industries, and rapidgrowth with strong returns. Innovative investments tools have emerged such as venture investment, Russia has observed increasingventure interest in technology space. However, the current competitive context of a globalizing world economy in which economic activity takes place imposes considerable pressures on emerging countries to upgrade their capabilities if they are to achieve these objectives. This panel will address opportunities and challenges for both global investors and the emerging markets they engage.