December 5, 2013 Bauman MSTU hosted Russian Innovation Convention. For the second time “Polylog” is the general contractor for the organization and for the media support of the event.
More than 1000 IT-entrepreneurs, more than 50 journalists
The Convention was attended by more than 1000 tech- entrepreneurs, young scientists, leaders of start-up projects, authoritative representatives of Russian and foreign scientific communities, development institutions, heads of scientific and technological centers and business incubators, futurists, scientific observers, representatives of federal authorities, leaders of the largest Russian technical universities, as well as by more than 50 media representatives.
Discussions evolved into “scientific fights”
At Convention plenary sessions and meetings the participants together with the experts identified current trends of science and technology world, discussed the specifics of translation of discoveries in fundamental and applied sciences, the possibilities of new biomedical technologies and robotics.
The discussions were attended by the Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Sergey Belokonev, by Igor Agamirzyan (JSC “RVC”), Mark Bunger (Lux Research, USA), Sergey Chvalun (Kurchatov Institute), Dmitry Ovchinnikov (“SELECTA RUS”), Aleksander Poletaev (IIR “Immunkulus”), Nigel Ackland (UK), Vladimir Beliy (Alpha Smart Systems), Giorgio Metta (iCub, Italy), Francesco Ferro (PAL Robotics, Spain), Christian Gorret (Vive Les Robots!, Denmark), Al and Laura Ries (USA) and many others.
The key element of the 2013 Convention was the unusual format of presentation of scientific and technical knowledge. The participants of the innovation projects exhibition presented prototypes and production models of high-tech products of young inventors. All day long the “ArtScience” project was surprising the participants by spectacular scientific experiments at the site of the Convention. Game Watchers of the MSU Interactive education studios supervised the course of the interactive game “Orbit”, the winners of which received awards and prizes at the end of the day.
“This year at the Convention we, as event organizers, “discovered” a new format – “scientific fights”. The first “scientific fights” were held in 2010 in Berlin, and then they spread to other European countries. StandUp Science or Science Slam- is a new form of popularization of science, when the author of the research for few minutes in a creative and understandable form describes his\her discovery. The “scientific fights” appeared as one of the most popular sections at the Concention, and we plan to use this format in the framework of our other activities”- said the business director of “Polylog” CG Artem Borovoy.
15 of 1496
The culmination of the Convention was summarizing the Russian competition of innovation projects “Zvorykin Award” 2013. From 1496 filings to the Competition in 2013, the Expert Council chose 15 of the most promising projects on the results of the multi-stage examination. During the Convention the finalists performed finishing presentations where investment potential of the projects was estimated. As a result, the Expert Council identified five winners in the categories “biomedical technologies”, “information technologies”, “new materials”, “new materials” and “clean technologies”.
The “RIA Science” project became the General media partner of the Convention, the federal partner was Regnum news agency. As Official media partners of the Convention acted: “Expert” media holding, an international publishing project “Russia Beyond The Headlines”, information-analytical portal “Polit.ru”, scientific and entertainment channel for Engineering and Technology “24 Techno”, news portal INFOX, magazine “Popular Mechanics”, “Finam” holding, RusBase - open database of Russian venture market, portal about venture innovations and market news “Unova”, the online portal for employees of scientific innovations and educational spheres RSCI.RU, website about Russian technologies and innovations Marchmont.ru, entrepreneurs portal Smallbusiness.ru, portal Robot-ex.ru, Стартапы.РУ, Strf.ru - Science and Technologies of the Russian Federation.
In 2013 the “Polylog” consulting group successfully implemented a number of other projects to support young scientists and technology entrepreneurs, as well as in the sphere of development of innovation infrastructure. In March - April took place the unprecedented event for market of innovations and venture capital investments Road Show Russian and for development institutes - Russian StartUp Tour. In August came to the end the project on creating a network of regional youth centers for supporting of innovations City Startup Club that united start-up teams, entrepreneurs, business angels, mentors, experts and venture capitalists in 15 regions of Russia.