(KZN.RU, April 11). The Russian Venture Forum has opened in
Kazan at the international exhibition center “Kazan Expo”. Rustam Minnikhanov,
the President of the RT, Rustam Nigmatullin, the first deputy prime minister of
the RT, Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, heads of republican ministries and
departments attended the opening ceremony.
The Head of the Republic noted at the opening that the
Russian Venture Forum is an excellent platform for developers to meet with
The fair of venture projects was organized as part of the
Russian Venture Forum. More than 200 projects were presented for participation
in the fair, 50 of them are located at the “Kazan Expo”. Only 15 projects will
reach the final. According to Rustam Minnikhanov, foreign partners are taking
part in the venture fair.
It was noted that the Russian Venture Forum has been held in
Tatarstan for 14 years in a row. The exhibition of innovative ideas is evidence
that there is an intellectual growth in the regions of Russia, as well as
throughout the world, and the government and business are interested in the
further development and expansion of the scientific and technical potential.
After the welcoming words, the honored guests got acquainted
with the exposition. Projects of the innovation infrastructure of the RT were
also presented, reports the press service of the President of the RT.
Also, a plenary session of the Russian Venture Forum was
held today on the topic “Venture Market of Russia: A Look into the Future”.
The Russian Venture Forum is the largest international
platform for discussions and negotiations, a meeting place for Russian and
foreign participants in the venture capital industry. According to experts, the
forum is a unique platform for those who are looking for new partners and
customers, who know how to lay the foundation for future business development,
for those who are looking for an opportunity to become a co-investor with
leading industry experts, for those who find out the first promising industries
Participant of the Russian Venture Forum-2019 were three
thousand delegates from 9 countries of the world: the USA, China, France,
Japan, and others. Applications for participation in the innovative exposition
of the fair were submitted by companies from 37 cities of 7 countries.
According to the organizers, the most popular areas are IT-platforms, finance
Andrey Travnikov, the Governor of the Novosibirsk Region,
Ivan Bortnik, an advisor to the CEO of the Innovation Support Fund, Xavier
Echari, the CEO of the European Network of Business Innovation Centers, Albina
Nikkonen, the executive director of the Russian Venture Capital Association,
and others took part in the forum as honorary guests.
The forum will focus on such issues as the role of
universities as suppliers of scientific and staff competencies, corporate
innovations, investment opportunities in foreign markets, individual private
investors as part of the global venture community, and others.
In 2018, 542 projects from 24 countries were registered to
participate in the Russian Venture Forum. Since 2000, 1120 speakers, 18
thousand participants from 70 cities of Russia and more than 30 countries of
the world took part in the forum.