Innovation in BRICS Countries: Main Directions and Prospects for Cooperation

06 Jun , 15:00–16:15
The Global Economy in Search of a Balance
Congress Centre, conference hall B1

In the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, innovation is amongst the most important drivers of economic development in the BRICS countries. What are the prospects for cooperation in innovation among the five BRICS nations? How can technologies be commercialized and innovations applied under current conditions? How can state support mechanisms for innovation be improved? How can the BRICS’ New Development Bank participate in financing joint investment projects and research in innovation?

Sergey Katyrin, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Sergey Zhigarev, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development, and Entrepreneurship
Aleksey Ivanchenko, Deputy Chairman, Head of Innovation and Digital Economy, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Anton Inyutsyn, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Kazbekov, Vice President, New Development Bank
Shiv Vikram Khemka, Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Lirong Xu, Chairman of the Board of Directors, China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Limited
Alexey Texler, Acting Governor of Chelyabinsk Region

Front row participants
Igor Zelezetsky, Chief Executive Officer, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)
Anna Nesterova, Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Global Rus Trade
Miron Tatsun, President, Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia