About the Forum
The global discussion platform—Open Innovations Forum—is dedicated to emerging technologies and furthering innovation prospects and collaboration worldwide.
Open Innovations Forum is organized by leading Russian development institutions and the Government of Moscow, with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation. This event unites representatives of business, policy, science and education to gain a holistic perspective, exchange ideas and to grasp today’s critical global innovation trends.
Chairman, “Open Innovations” Organizing Committee
“Open Innovations Forum is a joint effort of major Russian development institutions to encourage international cooperation, promote innovation in Russian businesses, and create the environment favorable for implementing new technologies.
Innovation is one of the Russian Government’s key priorities. It is of central and immediate importance to the country’s development strategy, resources and opportunities.
We are open for collaboration with foreign partners—leading scientists and high-tech entrepreneurs; we are committed to create an environment that will foster innovations and commercialization of new technologies.”
Open Innovations Forum 2013
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The Key Theme of the Forum 2013
Disruption and Innovation: Game Changers Powering the Global Market
The Forum is focused on game changers—forward-minded innovative companies and breakthrough technology solutions that change the rules of the global market and alter the relationship between various global innovation market players.
- How are stakeholders staying competitive in the climate of changing markets?
- How is disruption transforming the system of relationships between global innovation market players (education, business, government, startups, etc.)?
- What does the new reorganization look like from people, process and technology perspective?
Join Forum attendees and speakers, including: top-officials of the federal executive authorities of the Russian Federation, global company leaders—game changers in their sectors, as well as distinguished scientists and experts-futurists.
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Participants can already register for Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development “Open Innovations”.
Special price for early registration, through June 30.
Welcome to the Forum 2013!
A Look at Open Innovations Forum 2012
Open Innovations Forum was held for the first time in 2012 and was attended by over 5,000 people from 42 regions of Russia and 39 countries around the world. Over 6,000 people watched more than 700 speakers, present across 150 sessions during the Forum events streamed live on the Internet.
The first day of the Forum was marked by participation of Dmitriy Medvedev, Prime-Minister of the Russian Federation. Other speakers included:
- Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group
- Josh Lerner, Professor of Investment Banking, Chairman of the Expert Council of the Harvard Business School
- Alan AtKisson, President, The Balaton Group, Counselor of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development
- Steven Burrill, Director General, Burrill & Company
- John Gage,
Co-founderof Sun Microsystems, Founder NetDay and JavaOne
- Hans Vestberg, President and Director General, Ericsson AB
- Dan’l Lewin, Senior
Vice-Presidentof Microsoft for the New Business Strategic Development
- Wim Elfrink, Executive
Vice-President, Chief Director for Globalization, Cisco Systems, Inc.
- David Yang, Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABBYY
According to the a market analysis report produced by the Regional Problem Study Center, the Moscow International Forum Open Innovations was ranked among the top two innovative events in Russia.
The Open Innovations Forum offered various forms of discussions, demonstrations, plenary sessions, and interactive round tables, as well as demo’s illustrating the contemporary “Science Art”.
According to attendee feedback, the key topics from Open Innovations 2012 included:
- global trends in the area of creation of new materials, medicine and pharmacology
- ideas around supporting a national innovative infrastructure
- venture investment prospects in the Russian high-tech market and mechanisms of participation in venture fund operations
- regional nuances of the business of innovation in Russia.