State Support as an Effective Tool for Securing Leadership in Innovation

24 May , 09:00–10:15
Harnessing Russia’s Growth Potential
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G3
In partnership with RVC

The development of innovative technologies plays a key role in increasing national competitiveness in the global markets. Sluggish uptake of innovations hinders the emergence of technological production locally and creates barriers to the emergence of the digital economy. The state and its institutions along with a high-tech innovative business play a decisive role in the process of shaping the innovative economy and securing the position of the economy in the global markets. What are the priority areas of national innovation policy and what instruments of state support for innovation and high-tech production should be employed? What tools of state support of innovations and high-tech industries are interesting and necessary for business? How can factors constraining the development of the innovative economy be eliminated? What opportunities for expanded international cooperation might lead to the formation of new technology markets, and how is global competition for technology, talent, and capital shaping demand for state support and funding instruments for innovative initiatives?

Vladislav Boutenko, Senior Partner, Managing Director, Chairman in Russia, The Boston Consulting Group

Dirk Ahlborn, Chief Executive Officer, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice-President for Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications, Dassault Systemes SE
Kamran Charles Vossoughi, General Director, Michelin Russian Tyre Manufacturing Company LLC
Aleksey Ivanchenko, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Management Board, State Corporation "Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)"
Vasyl Latsanych, Chief Executive Officer, PJSC VimpelCom
Sergey Nedoroslev, President, STAN LLC
Alexander Povalko, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Sergey Solonin, Chief Executive Officer, Association for Development of Financial Technologies
Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Front row participants
Alexey Katkov, Managing Partner, Sistema
Vitaliy Milke, Advisor to the President for Economy and Finance, JSC Business Alliance