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Annual Business Leaders Investment Forum
«INNOVATION FOR BUSINESS»

24 - 25 February 2011
Novosibirsk
Press release

Official Venue: 18, Krasny Prospect, Novosibirsk (Administration of the Novosibirsk region)
Date: February 24-25, 2011

The two-day Annual Business Leaders Investment Forum “Innovation For Business” was held on February 24 – 25, 2011, in Novosibirsk.

The Forum united business leaders, entrepreneurs, representatives of the political elite, business angels, investors, scientists and specialists of international companies in order to initiate a dialogue on the mechanisms that can be used to increase investment attractiveness and modernization of the regional economy.

The program aimed to motivate local industrialists, businessmen, venture investors and innovators to cooperate in searching of commercially viable projects.

Co-organizers: MARCHMONT Capital Partners and Novosibirsk Fund for support of science and innovation.
General Partner: Russian Venture Company.
Official Sponsors: UBS SA, PwC.         
Forum supported by Government of the Novosibirsk region.
Regional Partners: Technopark of the Novosibirsk Academgorodok, “Delovaya Rossiya”, Innovation Management Company “FiBr” – Private Venture Fund (Tomsk).
Regional Media-Partner: Interregional Association "Siberian  Agreement", “Expert-Siberia”, Novosibirsk region branch of “OPORA ROSSII”, Chamber of Commerce (Novosibirsk), Innovation Agency “Goluboi Ocean”, NSU’s Innovation Development Center, SibAcademSoft (Novosibirsk).
Information Partners: UNOVA Media (Moscow),  Futurussia, Institute for the Development of Financial Markets (Moscow), Russian Association of Venture Financing (Saint Petersburg), HSE Business Incubator (Moscow), AngelInvestor (Moscow), Media-holding “OPORA-Credit”, Venture Business News, StartupPoint, BIT, International Business Portal “Investments. Innovations. Business” (Saint Petersburg), “Zvorykinsky Project”, Business Incubator “Ingriya” (Saint Petersburg), HeadHunter, GreenfieldProject (Moscow), Informational portal “Product management”, PREQVECA.ru, Expomap, OmniGrade, Web Ready (Saint Petersburg).

Official Venue: 18, Krasny Prospect, Novosibirsk (Government of the Novosibirsk region).

Information about Hotel: PDF.

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February 24, 2011 
DAY ONE
INVESTING IN INNOVATION TO ACHIEVE MARKET LEADERSHIP

09.30 – 10.00 Registration, Morning Coffee

10.00 – 10.30 Opening Plenary Session

  • Vladimir Alekseevich Nikonov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Novosibirsk region – Minister, Novosibirsk, www.edu.nso.ru;
  • Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com

10.30 – 12.00 Session 1: Round Table: Government Support of Innovation Development

Moderator: Ilya Vladimirovich Ponomarev, State Duma Deputy, Moscow

Topics for discussion:

  • Government Support of Innovation Development
  • Innovation Policy in the RF: Ways of Innovation Stimulation, Tax Policy Instruments, Normative-Legal Regulations
  • Russian Venture Company Initiatives in a sphere of Innovation-Venture Ecosystem
  • “Skolkovo” Project as a Legal and Law Instrument for Business in Science
  • The UK. 40 Years of Economic Modernisation

Invited VIP-experts:

  • Vladimir Alekseevich Nikonov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Novosibirsk region – Minister, Novosibirsk, www.edu.nso.ru;
  • Kirill Aleksandrovich Bulatov, Head, Project Analysis Department, OJSC "Russian Venture Company", Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Boris Ivanovich Ivlev, Director of the Novosibirsk regional Fund of Support of a Science and Innovation Activity;
  • Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com;
Vladimir Nikonov Vladimir Nikonov
Kirill Bulatov Kirill Bulatov
Boris Ivlev Boris Ivlev
Kendrick White Kendrick White

12.00 – 12.30 Networking Coffee and Tea
                       Press-conference

12.30 – 14.00 Session 2: Round Table: Attraction of Investments for Technological Projects: Finance Sources, Funding Methodologies
Moderator: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru; Expert, Russian PwC Technology & Innovation Center, Moscow, www.pwc.com

Topics for discussion:

  • Finance Sources for Innovation Projects Overview
  • Early Stage Financing: Investments Attraction in Innovation Projects
  • Problems concerned with the Investments into Small Innovation Companies – Practical Experience
  • Private Equity Investment Funds as a Source of Finance
  • IPO of companies with a small, middle and large capitalization. Key questions on the way to listing
  • MICEX Innovation and Investment Market

Invited experts:

  • Kirill Aleksandrovich Bulatov, Head, Project Analysis Department, OJSC "Russian Venture Company", Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Elena Kramarenko, Senior Manager, Capital Markets Group, PwC, Moscow www.pwc.com;
  • Êonstantin Mikhailovich Khudyakov, Regional Exchange Center «MICEX – SIBERIA», Novosibirsk, www.micex.ru
Vitaly Lazorin Vitaly Lazorin
Kirill Bulatov Kirill Bulatov
Elena Kramarenko Elena Kramarenko
Êonstantin Khudyakov Êonstantin Khudyakov

14.00 - 15.00 Networking Lunch

15.00 - 17.00 Session 3: R&D practices in Corporations
Moderator:Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com

Topics for discussion:

  • Large-Scale Enterprise Modernization – using R&D Innovation to raise Company Valuation and attract Investment Capital: Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • How to Fill in the Innovation Portfolio with Stars. R&D practices in Corporations: Evgeny Akhpashev, Managing Consultant, BRANAN, Moscow, www.branan.ru
  • Why is the Russian scientific and technical Potential is interesting in the world? Vitaly Sayapin, Branch Manager, Alexander Avdeev, Director of Operations, INTEL Corporation – Novosibirsk, SSG, EMEAá, www.intel.com;
  • Powering your R&D program with cloud technologies: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru; Expert, Russian PwC Technology & Innovation Center, Moscow, www.pwc.com
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Evgeny Akhpashev Evgeny Akhpashev
Vitaly Sayapin Vitaly Sayapin
Alexander Avdeev Alexander Avdeev
Vitaly Lazorin Vitaly Lazorin

17.00 - 19.00 Wine & Cheese Reception for all Participants

 

February 25, 2011
DAY TWO
COMMERCIALIZATION OF ENTREPRENEURAL INNOVATION

09.30 – 10.00 Registration, Morning Coffee

10.00 – 12.00 Workshop: Commercialization of Entrepreneurial Innovation. Market Driven Science
Moderator: Boris Ivanovich Ivlev, Director of the Novosibirsk regional Fund of Support of a Science and Innovation Activity

Topics for discussion:

  • The role of the Modern Universities. Success stories in commercialization of innovation projects from regional Universities
  • Novosibirsk State University (Research University) Experience
  • High-tech Companies’ and Universities’ Cooperation in the area of Creating Innovative Production
  • Commercialization of entrepreneurial innovation. Bridging the gap between innovator and managers
  • IP Protection: Global Best Practices Applied in Russia. Ways of IP protection. Patent protection strategies

Invited speakers and experts:

  • Vera Dmitrievna Markova,  Doctor of Economic Science, Prof., Prorector of the Novosibirsk State University in Additional Education, Director of the Center of Additional Education NSU, http://cae.nsu.ru 
  • Ilya Breyman, Consultant, Ward Howell, Moscow, www.wardhowell.ru
  • Evgeny Akhpashev, Managing Consultant, BRANAN, Moscow, www.branan.ru
  • Vitaly Vinogradov, Partner, ALTHAUS Capital, Moscow, www.althausgroup.ru
  • Ekaterina Shekhtman, IP Attorney, LL.M INCO Ltd., Novosibirsk, www.incosib.ru
  • Sergey Mikhailovich Kobtsev, Director, Innovation Development Center Novosibirsk State University, http://inno.nsu.ru
  • Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com
Vera Markova Vera Markova
Ilya Breyman Ilya Breyman
Evgeny Akhpashev Evgeny Akhpashev
Vitaly Vinogradov Vitaly Vinogradov
Ekaterina Shekhtman Ekaterina Shekhtman
Sergey Kobtsev Sergey Kobtsev
Kendrick White Kendrick White

12.00 – 12.30 Coffee and Tea

12.30 – 14.00 Workshop: Best Practices in Innovation Cluster Development
Moderator: Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners

Topics for discussion:

  • Best Practices in Innovation Cluster Development
  • Russian Venture Company Infrastructure Investment Fund (RVC InfraFund)
  • Yaroslavl Roadmap 10-15-20: 10 years on way, 15 steps, 20 cautions
  • Regional Innovation Systems Development
  • Technopark as an Infrastructure Complex for Innovation Development
  • Successful Practical Experience in Innovation

Invited speakers and experts:

  • Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Kirill Aleksandrovich Bulatov, Head, Project Analysis Department, OJSC "Russian Venture Company", Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Daniel Satinsky, Founding Partner, the Russia Innovation Collaborative, USA, www.russiainnovationcollaborative.com;
  • Marina Ivanovna Ananich, Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Innovation Policy of the Novosibirsk Region, www.edu.nso.ru;
  • Aleksander Yurevich Troshnev, General Director,  Novosibirsk Regional Venture Investment Center, http://ncvicapital.ru
  • Dmitry Benidiktovich Verkhovod, Head of Novosibirsk Techno Park, www.int-park.com
  • Andrey Linyushin, Director, the Koltsovo Innovation Center, Novosibirsk, www.ick-rttn.ru
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Kirill Bulatov Kirill Bulatov
Daniel Satinsky Daniel Satinsky
Marina Ananich Marina Ananich
Aleksander Troshnev Aleksander Troshnev
Dmitry Verkhovod Dmitry Verkhovod
Andrey Linyushin Andrey Linyushin

14.00 – 15.00 Networking Lunch

15.00 – 16.00 Workshops: Innovators Support Programs
Moderator: Dmitry Viktorovich Kukelko, Director, Institute of Regional Strategy of Siberia and the Far East, Director, Association of Business Angels of Siberia

  • Futurussia initiatives
  • Zvorykinsky Project
  • Siberian Business-Angels
  • BIT Competition
  • Bortnik Fund Programs. Start, “UMNIK” Programs
  • Innovators Support – Presidents Program “Innovation Business Manager” Novosibirsk State University
  • «Lavrentiev`s Breakthrough»
  • Index of Innovative Personal Potential – participants of Innovation contests

Invited experts:

  • Nikolay Aleksandrovich Badulin, General Director, OJSC Innovation Management Company “FiBr”, president, Non-profit Partnership "Business Angels of Siberia", Tomsk, www.fibr.ru"
  • Vera Dmitrievna Markova,  Doctor of Economic Science, Prof., Prorector of the Novosibirsk State University in additional education, Director of the Center of additional Education NSU, http://cae.nsu.ru 
  • Levan Vakhtangovich Tatunashvili, Vice-President, SYGMA.Innovation, Moscow, www.smh.ru;
  • Anton Melnikov, Head of «Lavrentiev`s Breakthrough», Novosibirsk, http://in-novo.mnso.ru;
  • Julia Valerievna Smetanova, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Psychology, Tomsk State University, www.tsu.ru
Nikolay Badulin Nikolay Badulin
Vera Markova Vera Markova
Levan Tatunashvili Levan Tatunashvili
Anton Melnikov Anton Melnikov
Julia Smetanova Julia Smetanova

 16.00 – 17.30 Workshop: Proof of Concept Centers Operations. How can they work in Russia?
Moderator: Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com

Topics for discussion:

  • The role of POC in connection between high technology innovations and business-community
  • POC as a networking platform, connecting regional innovation clusters globally
  • International Experience and Nizhny Novgorod POC prototype
  • Legal Protection of Innovation Ideas

Invited speakers and experts:

  • Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Levan Vakhtangovich Tatunashvili, Vice-President, SYGMA.Innovation, Moscow, www.smh.ru
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Levan Tatunashvili Levan Tatunashvili
Nikolay Badulin Nikolay Badulin

Closing remarks

17.30 - 20.00 Closing Reception for all Participants

Contacts:
Svetlana Golubeva, Events and PR Director, Tel. +7 831 419-45-65 (120), e-mail: s.golubeva@marchmont.ru
Irina Zakharova, Senior Communications Manager, Tel. +7 831 419-45-65 (125), e-mail: i.zakharova@marchmont.ru

Local co-organizer(s)
Novosibirsk Regional Fund of Support of a Science and Innovation Activity

The government of the Novosibirsk region
Official sponsor(s)
UBS

PwC
Regional partner(s)
Novosibirsk Technopark

Novosibirsk Regional Branch Delovaya Rossiya

OJSC Innovation Management Company (IMC) “FiBr”
Regional Informational partners


Expert Siberia

Opora Rossii



SibAkademSoft



Informational partners
Unova Media

RVCA

Opora-Credit

PREQVECA

TheAngelInvestor

GreenfieldProject

Business Incubator Higher School of Economics

BIT

Venture Business News

StartupPoint

Futurussia

Innovaterussia.ru

Gde.ru

Institute for the Development of Financial Markets

Investments. Innovations. Business

Ingria Business Incubator

Web Ready

Association of Personnel Search Consultants

HeadHunter

Web-portal “Expomap.Ru”

ARIP



OmniGrade

iCamp
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