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Business leaders Investment Forum“INNOVATION FOR BUSINESS”
24 - 26 March 2010
Nizhny Novgorod
Press release
Business leaders Investment Forum INNOVATION FOR BUSINESS Nizhny Novgorod 2010

Third Annual International Investment Forum “Innovations for Business” was held on the March 24-26, 2010 in World Trade Center, Nizhny Novgorod. The Forum audience included local business & community leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and Business Angel investors, who were seeking to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of their enterprises via the use of innovation and new technologies.

Forum co-organisers were: investment and consulting company MARCHMONT Capital Partners and Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics (represented by the Pool “Innovation Systems Management” of Management Faculty).

The General Partner of the Forum was the Russian Venture Company Official Sponsors were Group “Finance” and MERA Company.

Regional Sponsor of Forum was US-Russia Center of Entrepreneurship, Nizhny Novgorod.

Media partner of Forum was UNOVA Media, Moscow, in partnership with iCamp and BIT.

General Informational Partner –Nizhny Novgorod Regional Branch “Delovaya Rossiya”.

Among Informational Partners were Russian Association of Venture Investments, Moscow; Nizhny Novgorod Region Chamber of Commerce; ICANN; Institute for the Development of Financial Markets, Moscow; MIM LINK; Green City; AngelInvestor Magazine; State Tele Radio Company Nizhny Novgorod “Vesti-Privolzhie”; State Tele Radio Company Kremlin; Russian Association for Entrepreneurship Education (RAEE), St. Petersburg; Delovoy Kvartal; Vedomosi; Birzha.

World Trade Center Kovalikhinskaya street, # 8

The information on the hotels located in a business and historical part of a city can be looked here.

Map.

Day One - March 24, 2010
Applying Innovative Thinking to Improving Company Efficiency & Market Competitiveness

09:00 – 10:00   Registration, Welcoming Coffee (World Trade Center)

10:00 – 10:30   Opening Welcome & Program Introduction

  • Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Alexander Kostinsky, Head, Infrastructure Projects Department, Russian Venture Company, (RVC), Moscow www.rusventure.ru;
  • Vasily Kazakov, Minister of SME and Consumer Market Support, Nizhny Novgorod Region Administration;
  • Igor Sazonov, Deputy Minister, Industry and Innovations Department, Nizhny Novgorod Region Administration;
  • Yury Samorodov, International External Economic & Interregional Connections Department, Nizhny Novgorod Region Administration;
  • Eduard Fiyaksel, Professor, Head of Venture Management & Marketing Departments, NN Branch HSE; www.start-invest.ru;
  • Pavel Solodkiy, Chairman NN Regional Branch “Delovaya Rossiya”, General Director, World Trade Center Nizhny Novgorod

10:30 – 12:30   Session 1: Preparing the Foundation for Russia’s 21st Century Innovation Economy
Moderator: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com

  • Assessing Russia’s Competitive Advantages in a Globally Integrated Economy – Leading Examples to Follow: Kendrick White, Founder, Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Innovation Infrastructure Development in Nano Industry Applications: Anatoly Zaikin, Senior Expert, Infrastructure Programs, the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), Moscow, www.rusnano.com;
  • New Disruptive Technologies will Change the World: Vladimir Krylov, Professor, Doctor of Engineering Science, Chief Technology Officer, Mera Labs, Nizhny Novgorod, www.meralabs.com;
  • Long term growth strategies for Russian companies. AIM: Myths & Realities and Specific Examples: Oleg Elshin, Executive Director, Partner East Kommerts, Moscow, www.eastkom.ru;
  • Tax Incentives to Invest into Innovation: Anton Tereshin, Tax Manager, Department of Telecom, Hightech, Mass Media & Entertainment Sector Taxation, Ph.D. in Economics, PricewaterhouseCoopers, www.pwc.ru;
  • From Laggard to Leader – How the UK Transformed into an Innovation Economy: Patrick Fullick, Founder & President, Science Connections, Moscow ~London, www.scienceconnections.ru;
  • Innovation Chains: Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT Competition; Founder, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru

 Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White
Anatoly Zaikin Anatoly Zaikin
Vladimir Krylov Vladimir Krylov
Oleg Elshin Oleg Elshin
Anton Tereshin Anton Tereshin
Patrick Fullick Patrick Fullick
Evgeny Savin Evgeny Savin

12.30 – 13.00 Coffee-Break (World Trade Center)

13.00 – 14.30   Session 2:  Regional investment Climate - Innovation Systems Build-up in Nizhny Novgorod
  Moderator: Eduard Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, HSE NN, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Dept., www.start-invest.ru

  • Network Models for Innovation Build-Up and Development: Marina Sheresheva, Prof., Strategic Marketing Chair, HSE Moscow, www.hse.ru;
  • A Cluster Approach to Setting up Regional Innovation Systems:Eduard Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, HSE NN, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Dept.; President, “Start Invest” Business Angels Association www.start-invest.ru;
  • Competition in the Region in Innovation Development Environment in RF: Alexander Khodachek, Dr. of Science, Economics, Prof., Director, HSE St. Pete, www.hse.spb.ru;
  • Setting up of an Innovation Proto-cluster in the NN Region: Mikhail Nazarov, Senior Lecturer, Venture Management Chair, HSE NN, www.hse.nnov.ru;
  • The Region’s Social Economic Alternative Potential Assessment as a Step to Improve its Innovation Development:Anna Blyakhman, Dean, Management Dept., HSE NN, www.hse.nnov.ru;
  • Nizhegordsky Innovation Business Incubator Role in Construction of Regional Innovation System: Mikhail Fedotov, Deputy Director, Head of Innovations Department, State Enterprise “Nizhny Novgorod Innovation Business Incubator”, www.nibi.nn.ru;
  • High-Tech Status in Sarov: Valery Zorya, Deputy Head, Economics & Development Dept., Sarov City Administration

Questions & Answers  

Marina Sheresheva Marina Sheresheva
Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel
Alexander Khodachek Alexander Khodachek
Mikhail Nazarov Mikhail Nazarov
Anna Blyakhman Anna Blyakhman
Mikhail Fedotov Mikhail Fedotov
Valery Zorya Valery Zorya

14:30 – 15.30 Networking Lunch (Transfer to the Restaurant “U Shahovskogo”, Piskunova str., 10)

15.30 – 17.00 Session 3:  Innovation as a Driver for Improving Company Value & Attractiveness
Moderator:   Kendrick White, Founder & General Director, MARCHMONT Capital Partners

  • How to Establish a Relationship Between Inventors & Investors Before Making an Investment: Alexander Kostinsky, Head, Infrastructure Projects Department, Russian Venture Company, (RVC), Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Preparing Enterprises for Outside Finance Raising to Introduce Technological Improvements: Polina Novikova, Head of Conference Finance Department, Group Finance, St. Petersburg, www.gf8.ru;
  • Preparing Scenarios for Long-term Financial Plan – the Heart of your Business Plan: Konstantin Pigalov, Director of Consulting, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmont.ru;
  • Setting up a Local Production by Outsourcing: Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg, President ICANN, General Director, OOO “Fleig+Hommel”, Nizhny Novgorod, www.flaig-hommel.ru ; www.icann-nn.ru/en/;
  • Innovation Marketing: Need for New Tools for Promotion and Market Research: Tatiana Komissarova, Cand. Sc., Dean, Higher School of Marketing and Business Development, HSE Moscow, www.hse.ru

 Questions & Answers  

Alexander Kostinsky Alexander Kostinsky
Polina Novikova Polina Novikova
Konstantin Pigalov Konstantin Pigalov
Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg
Tatiana Komissarova Tatiana Komissarova

17.00 – 17:30   Coffee-Break (World Trade Center)

17:30 – 19.00    Session 4: The Role of Innovation in Industrial Modernization
Moderator:  Elena Rogova, Doctor of Sc., Economics, Prof., Head of Financial Markets and Financial Management Department, HSE St. Pete, www.hse.spb.ru

  • Technological Forecast of PwC Technology & Innovation Center: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru; Expert, Russian PwC Technology & Innovation Center, Moscow, www.pwc.com;
  • The Role of Innovation in Revamping Industry: Elena Tkachenko, Doctor of Sc., Economics, Prof. Department of Industrial Economics and Production Management, St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance;
  • Innovation Philosophy and Innovation Activities in Troublous Time: Observations, Reflections, Proposals; Igor Gurkov, PhD in Economics, Prof., HSE; Manager of Projects on Corporate Strategies in Several Russian Corporations, Moscow;
  • Management Innovation and Industrial Modernization: Vadim Lapidus, Dr, General Director “Prioritet”, Professor, Higher School of Economics (HSE);
  • Case Study: Evgeny Sokolov, Director “GYCOM”, Nizhny Novgorod, www.gycom.ru

 Questions & Answers

Vitaly Lazorin Vitaly Lazorin
Elena Tkachenko Elena Tkachenko
Igor Gurkov Igor Gurkov
Vadim Lapidus Vadim Lapidus
Evgeny Sokolov Evgeny Sokolov

 19.00 – 21:00 Networking Cocktail Reception (World Trade Center)

 

Day Two - March 25
Attracting Investment Capital to Innovation Projects & Enterprise Modernization

09:00 – 10:00     Welcoming Coffee (World Trade Center)

10:00 – 11:30   Session 1:  Business Development in Times of Crisis
Moderator: Mikhail Treyvish, President, OmniGrade, (Moscow, Vienne), CEO, National Factoring Company, Moscow, Director, International Factors Group (Brussels, Belgium), www.omnigrade.com (Confirmed);

  • Post-crisis Approach to Forming an Efficient Marketing Strategy: Mikhail Treyvish, President, OmniGrade, (Moscow, Vienne), CEO, National Factoring Company, Moscow, Director, International Factors Group (Brussels), www.omnigrade.com;
  • Maximizing Enterprise Value in Turbulent Times – Risk Management Strategies: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmont.ru;
  • Forming of an “Innovation Lift” in Crisis Conditions: Nadezhda Butryumova, Lecturer, Venture Management Dept., HSE NN, www.hse.nnov.ru;
  • Appraisal of Returns on Investments in High-Risk Projects: Boris Vaisblat, Doctor of Engineering Science, Prof., Academician, Russian Academy for Problems of Quality; Prof., Venture Management Chair, HSE NN www.hse.nnov.ru
  • Examples of the Venture Financing Investments: Evgeny Bokov, Chairman CJSC “VTB Assets Management”, Nizhny Novgorod, www.rvf.nnov.ru

 Questions & Answers

Mikhail Treyvish Mikhail Treyvish
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Nadezhda Butryumova Nadezhda Butryumova
Boris Vaisblat Boris Vaisblat
Evgeny Bokov Evgeny Bokov

11:30 – 13:00   Session 2: Alternative Finance Sources – Using Innovation to Attract Strategic Partners
Moderator: Konstantin Fokin, National Business Angels Association, Moscow

  • Innovations from the Banker’s Point of View: Andrey Andrusov, Partner, BRANAN, Moscow www.branan.ru;
  • Innovation Projects Financing on Early Stages of Development: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru;
  • Stock Market Opportunities for the Companies of Middle Level Capitalization: Innovations & Investments Market: Anzhelika Golova, Senior Specialist, Auctions & Deposit Services Assistance Department, ZAO “Regional Stock Exchange Center ”MMVB Povolzhie, Nizhny Novgorod, www.micex-pfo.ru;
  • Presentation Topic TBD: Kirill Gusev, Branch Director, Troika Dialog, Nizhny Novgorod;
  • VC Investment Examples: Evgeny Bokov, VTB Assets Management, Nizhny Novgorod, www.start-invest.ru;
  • St. Petersburg’s Experience in setting up a System to Fund Innovation Projects: Elena Rogova, Doctor of Sc., Economics, Professor, Head of Financial Markets and Financial Management Department, HSE St. Petersburg www.hse.spb.ru;
  • Modern Opportunities of the RTS in Attracting Investment Capital to Finance Enterprise Innovation: Alexey Eliseev, Director, Development and Marketing, "Russian Trading System" Stock Exchange, Moscow, www.rts.ru  

Questions & Answers

Andrey Andrusov Andrey Andrusov
Vitaly Lazorin Vitaly Lazorin
Anzhelika Golova Anzhelika Golova
Kirill Gusev Kirill Gusev
Evgeny Bokov Evgeny Bokov
Elena Rogova Elena Rogova
Alexey Eliseev Alexey Eliseev

13.00 – 14:00   Networking Lunch (Restaurant “U Shahovskogo”, Piskunova str., 10)

14:00 – 15:30   Session 3: Teambuilding as a Tool to Implement Business Modernization
Moderator: Valery Maslennikov, Doctor of Sc., Economics, Professor, Head of UNIKUM Business Park with Moscow’s State University of Management

  • Experience and Problems of Youth Teambuilding for Innovation Projects: Valery Maslennikov, Doctor of Sc., Economics, Professor, Head of UNIKUM Business Park with Moscow’s State University of Management, www.e-unicum.ru;
  • Innovation Manager: How to Look for and Integrate one in a Project:Alexander Korobko, CEO, Binar Co.; Director, Sarov’s OOO NanoKorund;
  • How Talent Can Earn Money: Evgeny Savin, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru, Founder -  iCamp, Organizer – BIT Competition;
  • Ways of Building Multifunctional Project Teams for Regional Innovation Systems: Marina Karpunina, Senior Lecturer, Venture Management Department, HSE NN, psychologist-consultant, Nizhny Novgorod, www.hse.nnov.ru;
  • Innovation Approaches for the Region’s Innovation Potential Development: Elena Kartaeva, President, GK “Progressor”, Oleg Yakovlev, Independent Consultant, Moscow, www.progressor.org

 Questions & Answers

Valery Maslennikov Valery Maslennikov
Alexander Korobko Alexander Korobko
Evgeny Savin Evgeny Savin
Marina Karpunina Marina Karpunina
Elena Kartaeva Elena Kartaeva

15.30 – 16.00   Coffee Break (World Trade Center)

16.00 – 17.30    Session 4:  Innovation as a Tool in Marketing Strategy
Moderator: Alexey Mokrov, CEO, Media Navigator; Nizhny Novgorod – Moscow, www.navigator.nnov.ru   

  • Assessing a New Innovation’s Market Potential: Alexey Mokrov, CEO, Media Navigator; Nizhny Novgorod – Moscow, www.navigator.nnov.ru;
  • How Innovation can Help to Grow the Economy: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Hi-tech Companies’ Sales & Marketing Strategies: Denis Fomenkov, NN Branch HSE, Lecturer, The Marketing Chair, Nizhny Novgorod, www.hse.nnov.ru;
  • Role of Partnerships & Alliances in Promoting Innovative Solutions: Sergey Alexandrovskiy, NN Branch HSE, Lecturer, The Marketing Chair, Nizhny Novgorod

Questions & Answers

Alexey Mokrov Alexey Mokrov
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Denis Fomenkov Denis Fomenkov
Sergey Alexandrovskiy Sergey Alexandrovskiy

17.30 – 22.00   Banquet Dinner (Restaurant “U Shahovskogo”, Piskunova str.,10)

 

Day Three - March 26
Innovation Systems Management

09:00 – 10:00     Welcoming Coffee (World Trade Center)

 10:00 – 11:30   Session 1:  Nurturing an Innovation Eco-system Culture
Moderator:  Vasily Kozlov, Dr. of Sc., Economics, Prof., Rector, NN Regional Institute of Management and Economics; Co-Chairman, Interregional Association of MBA Teachers

  • National Research Universities: Principles of Work in Regional Innovation Cluster: Eduard Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Prof., Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, www.start-invest.ru;
  • The Role of Culture in Setting Up an Innovation System: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Innovation Companies Creation by Universities: Problems and Ways Out: Sergey Ershov, PhD, Professor, Director ITC Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (NNSU); Evgeny Chuprunov, PhD, Professor, Rector, NNSU, www.unn.ru;
  • Efficient Interaction in Innovation Triad – Success Conditions for the Innovation Project: Dmitry Sidorov, Director, “Synthetic Crystals” Group of Companies, www.znce-nn.ru;
  • Legal & Other Aspects of Innovation Projects Realization: Julia Kruze, General Director “TM-Service”, Cand. Sc. Law, Nizhny Novgorod, www.tm-service.nnov.ru

Questions & Answers

Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Sergey Ershov Sergey Ershov
Dmitry Sidorov Dmitry Sidorov
Julia Kruze Julia Kruze

11.30 – 12:00   Coffee Break (World Trade Center)

12:00 – 13:30  Session 1 (Continuation):  Nurturing an Innovation Eco-system Culture
Moderator:  Vasily Kozlov, Doctor of Sc., Economics, Prof., Rector, NN Regional Institute of Management and Economics; Co-Chairman, Interregional Association of MBA Teachers

  • Nurturing and Changing of Innovation Culture in Russia, the Russian Association for Entrepreneurship Education: Elena Fomchenko, Director, Nizhny Novgorod Office, The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship, www.ruaee.ru/eng;
  • Impact of Business Education on Innovation Culture: Vasily Kozlov, Doctor of Sc., Economics, Prof., Rector, NN Regional Institute of Management and Economics; Co-Chairman, Interregional Association of MBA Teachers;
  • Active Training Techniques in Coaching Specialists for an Innovation Economy: Natalya Shubnyakova, Senior Lecturer, Venture Management Department, HSE NN, www.hse.nnov.ru;
  • The Entrepreneur Inter-University Club as a Pre Seed-Stage Component: Alla Sysoeva, Lecturer, Venture Management Department, HSE NN, www.hse.nnov.ru;
  • Communicative Grounds for Investors & Innovators: Ilya Korshunov, Director, State Educational Establishment of Additional Education "NISC", Nizhny Novgorod, www.nnic.nnov.ru

 Questions & Answers

Elena Fomchenko Elena Fomchenko
Vasily Kozlov Vasily Kozlov
Natalya Shubnyakova Natalya Shubnyakova
Alla Sysoeva Alla Sysoeva
Ilya Korshunov Ilya Korshunov

 13.30 – 14:30   Networking Lunch (Restaurant “U Shahovskogo”, Piskunova str., 10)

 14.30 – 16.00    Session 2:  Round Table “Regional Success Story Examples”
Moderators: Eduard Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, www.start-invest.ru;
Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmontnews.com;

  • Case Study 1: Dmitry Rylkov, Director, Talpa Engineering, Nizhny Novgorod;
  • Case Study 2: Alexander Savinov, Director, Quadriga Capital Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, www.quadriga-capital.ru (Confirmed);
  • Case Study 3: Vladimir Karyuk, General Director, BINAR, Nizhny Novgorod;
  • Case Study 4: Aleksey Umnov, General Director, LBS Group, Nizhny Novgorod;
  • Case Study 5: Alexander Korobko, General Director, Binar Co Group, Nizhny Novgorod;
  • Case Study 6: Aleksey Kirillov, Head of Innovation Programs Department, The Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod

 Questions & Answers, Open Discussion

Dmitry Rylkov Dmitry Rylkov
Alexander Savinov Alexander Savinov
Vladimir Karyuk Vladimir Karyuk
Aleksey Umnov Aleksey Umnov
Alexander Korobko Alexander Korobko
Aleksey Kirillov Aleksey Kirillov

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break (World Trade Center)

16.30 – 17.30    Session 3: Business Angels Club in Russia – Practical Experience
Moderator: Eduard Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, www.start-invest.ru

  • Business Angels Experience in the US – From Silicon Valley to Today: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Developing a New Business Angel Club in Russia – Practical Experience: Eduard Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Professor, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, NN Branch HSE; www.start-invest.ru;
Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel

 Closing Remarks

17:30 – 19:00 Start-Invest Business Angels Association Open Meeting

17:30 – 17:35      About Association activities and plans for 2010
17:35 – 18:50      Presentation of 3 innovation projects
18:50 – 19:00      Discussion

17:35 – 18:00

  • “Increased Bearing Ability Piles for the Far North Regions on the Basis of Metal Immersed Cylindrical Pipes”, Dmitry Chirikov, General Director, LLC “Svaya-S”

18:00 – 18:25

  • “Monitoring System of Power Efficiency of Hydrocarbonic Raw Materials’ Extraction”, Dmitry Golovachev, General Director, LLC “SinproTEK”

18:25 – 18:50

  • “Device of Explosive Objects’ Operative Detection Obnaruzhitel-5 (Î-5)”, Gleb Shiroky, Project Manager, LLC “SKB “Infotrans-NN”

19:00 – 22:00 Closing Cocktail Reception (World Trade Center)

Registration:
- tel. in N.Novgorod: (831) 419 45 65 (ext.120)
- conference@marchmont.ru

For more information: conference@marchmont.ru
Sponsorship, media-partnership, information partnership and advertising: Svetlana Golubeva s.golubeva@marchmont.ru

Co-Organizer(s)
National Research University Higher School of Economics (Nizhny Novgorod Branch)
National co-organizer(s)
Unova Media
Official sponsor(s)
«Finances» Group
Regional sponsor(s)
The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship
Regional partner(s)
World Trade Center (WTC) Nizhny Novgorod

«Start Invest» Business Angels Association
General informational partner
Nizhny Novgorod Regional Branch Delovaya Rossiya
Regional Informational partners
Institute for the Development of Financial Markets

Business school “Green City” - MBA programme

TheAngelInvestor

RVCA



Nizhny Novgorod region Chamber of Commerce

Birzha

ICANN

TV Company “Kremlin” (Nizhny Novgorod)

TV Company “Vesti Privolzhye” (Nizhny Novgorod)

“Delovoy Kvartal” Magazine (Nizhny Novgorod)

Russian Association for Entrepreneurship Education

International Institute of Management LINK

BIT

iCamp
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