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MARCHMONT Business LAB 2012
17 - 19 October 2012
Kemerovo
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Training program

Official venue: Kemerovo: Sosnovui Boulevard 1, Kuzbass Technopark

October 17, 2012

Day 1

09.00 09.30 Welcoming Coffee & Registration

09.30 10.00 Press Briefing

10.00 10.45 Opening session. Welcoming words

Moderator: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners. 20 years of successful venture capital , private equity and corporate finance investing and advisory work in Russia

Topics for discussion:

Regional innovation cluster development in Russia linking federal initiatives with regional entrepreneurs

Breaking down barriers and seeking synergies between Government, Business & Academia

Trainers and consultants:

Dmitry Islamov - Deputy Governor of the Kemerovo region's economy and regional development

Sergey Kuznetsov - Deputy Governor of the Kemerovo region for industry, transport and business

Sergey Muravyov - Director General of JSC "Kuzbass Technopark"

Elena Kozlova - member of the Council of People's Deputies of the Kemerovo region.

Vitaly Vinogradov, Co-Founder and CEO, i-Accelerator, deputy Director of "Innovation Center of the Higher School of Economics", Moscow

10.45 - 11.30 Introduction: From the Russian innovations to global markets

Trainer: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners

Topics for discussion:

The key innovative sectors and global target markets

Barriers to the commercialization of Russian scientific innovation

Venture Industry of Russia and trends of innovation economy

Internal market drivers of innovation in Russia

11.30 - 13.00 Master Class Entrepreneurs Support Programs

Trainer:

Vitaly Vinogradov, Co-Founder and CEO, i-Accelerator, deputy Director of "Innovation Center of the Higher School of Economics", Moscow. A pioneer in creating an innovative approach to cultivating and developing new enterprise start-ups. A professional lawyer & linguist by training, specializing in business development with both international (Big 4) consulting experience as well as banking and private equity fund management.

Topics for discussion:

Incubators and accelerators, types, status, goals and tasks

Terms of cooperation with i-Accelerator and other such support programs

Y Combinator, Tech Stars, Plug & Play and other mentoring and offsite incubation programs

Competitions, test crash programs and other such survival battles

13.00 - 14.00 Dinner

14.00- 15.30 Workshop Market Driven Technology Commercialization - Global Best Practices in IP Protection & Licensing

Trainer: Vitaly Vinogradov, Co-Founder and CEO, i-Accelerator, deputy Director of "Innovation Center of the Higher School of Economics", Moscow

Topics for discussion:

Intellectual property types and their transfer

Formulating the strategies for IP protection / IP rights

The difference between patents and know how

International patenting process in Europe and North America

Intellectual property valuation

University R&D Commercialization - Does FZ 217 work? If not , how to fix it?

Questions and Answers

15.30 16.00 Coffee

16.00-17.30 Master-class Corporate R&D Investing - building Russian innovation market

Trainer:

Michael Treyvish, president of rating agency OmniGrade (Moscow, Vienna), Board Member, Director, Asian Branch of the International Factors Group (Brussels), President of the East European Factoring Association, Moscow, Vienna, Brussels.

Topics for discussion:

The use of outsourcing and crowdsourcing in finding innovative solutions and promote innovative products

17.30 18.00 Kendrick White. First Days closing remarks

October 18, 2012

Day 2

09.30 10.00 Welcoming Coffee & Registration

10.00 12.00 Innovation Community Drivers: Government, Business & Academia Who Leads? Why Follow?

Moderator: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners

Topics for discussion:

The importance of establishing an efficient tax & legal framework specifically designed to reduce systemic business risks and increase private sector investments into modernization;

How RF institutions and federal programs can support the commercialization of both academic science and private sector High Tech Innovation ideas the POC as a systemic catalyst;

Regional innovation cluster development strategies - success stories and lessons learned;

Can Russia create an effective 21st century bottom up driven innovation economy - in spite of its historical top down administrative and cultural barriers?

12.00 13.00 Dinner

13.00 14.30 Master-class Corporate R&D Investing - building Russian innovation market

Trainer: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners. 20 years of successful venture capital , private equity and corporate finance investing and advisory work in Russia

Topics for discussion:

  Global Trends in Corporate R&D investing questions of licensing and technology transfer

Global best practices in technology commercialization, tech transfer and tax law formulation

Case Study about Corporate R&D investing in Federal Express (FedEx)

14.30 15.00 Coffee

15.00 17.00 Yaroslavl Roadmap 10-15-20. "Road Map" of building an innovative economy: international best practice and lessons for Russia

Trainer: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners. 20 years of successful venture capital , private equity and corporate finance investing and advisory work in Russia

Topics for discussion:

Significant differences between the Russian innovation system

Elements of modern eco-system

Public and quasi-public financing of innovation

15 chances to build the innovation system

20 major warnings for Russia

17.00 18.00 Master-class UK 40 years on the way of modernization. Historical aspects of the venture capital

Trainer:

Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Partner, MARCHMONT Capital Partners

Topics for discussion:

Culture as a major factor determining the development of the economy

October 19, 2012

Day 3

10.00 17.00 Innovation project presentations to Experts Panel

A team of project evaluation experts of between 2-5 people will be formed and work from 10.00 to 19.00. This team will review individual project presentations, up to 10 minutes per presentation plus 10 minutes of feedback for each project team. The team of experts will review between 15-20 individual projects during the day, which will have been pre-selected by the local technopark partner. The experts will make commercial viability assessment on each project an discuss the results with each team and provide immediate feedback. The experts will select the top 5 projects which will qualify for the one-on-one consultations during Day 3. For up to one hour of individual consultations. Based on the results of the consultations, certain projects may be invited to join more intensive training and consulting assessments and support from MARCHMONT Business Lab in Nizhny Novgorod.

17.00 Closing Ceremony Announcing the winners

Kendrick White's presentation can be downloaded here

Contacts:

Alena Ryabinina, Manager, PR & Events Department, +7 831 419-45-65 (130), a.ryabinina@marchmont.ru

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The Imperial Tailoring
Strategic Partner
Russian Venture Company (OJSC)
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i-accelerator



StartupPoint





Venture Business News

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Business Incubator Higher School of Economics

Association of Personnel Search Consultants



TheAngelInvestor

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Angel-Investors Association of the Urals

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Startup Afisha



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