6 December 2012, 10:10
Russian Innovation Convention (RIC) – is an annual Russian professionally oriented event, which gathers about 1000 young authors of innovative projects.
From 2008 to 2011 there were many renowned guests of honor at the Convention, such as: the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the founder of the «Virgin» company Richard Branson; «Apple» evangelist Guy Kawasaki; Mitio Kaku - American scientist; researcher, author of the theory of “The Creative Class” - Richard Florida; Facebook’s veteran Kevin Colleran; legendary venture investor Bill Tai; a businessman, co-founder of «Apple» - Steve Wozniak, programmer and entrepreneur Paul Buchheit, partner at the seed-stage investment firm “Y Combinator”- Harzh Taggar.
On December 18, 2012 The V Russian Innovation Convention for the first time will be held in the innovation city “Skolkovo”, on the site of the first residence for partners and participants of the “Skolkovo” - Hypercube - the symbol of the high-tech future of Russia.
V Russian Innovation Convention will bring together famous venture investors, talented young startupers and entrepreneurs, the leaders of the Russian institutes for development, heads of Russian and foreign companies, members of the Convention of the past years, who have successfully commercialized their projects.
The Program of the Russian Innovation Convention – is a symbiosis of different formats and opportunities, provided to young innovators to present their projects, to gain practical knowledge, skills and experience, inspiring ideas for future projects, to search for partners and to form creative teams to implement their plans.
In addition to plenary sessions and sections, where legislative, infrastructural, financial and organizational capacity for innovations will be discussed for all practical purposes, on the day of the Convention the participants will enter into the global game– City Game, where they can choose and vote for the best designs, create and develop new trends expressed in speeches, in informal discussions on the sidelines and at the presentations. At the same time, International Investment Meeting “Seed Forum Moscow” will be held in the framework of the Convention, which is a professional international network of 5000 experts in various fields with successful experience in the creation and development of high-tech companies. Startup Alley will be functioning at the site of the Hypercube: the participants will be able to present their projects, as well as representation and stands of leading technology companies.
The culmination of the Convention will become the results of the contest of innovative projects and the announcement of the winners of the Zvorykin National Award for Innovations. Perhaps it is the Award winners will determine the technology trends of 2012 and 2013.