Technological Leaps and 21st-Century Skills: Creating a Favourable Ecosystem

08 Jun , 12:00–13:15
Technologies Shaping the Future
Congress Centre, Sberbank Hall

The future belongs to the economies capable of effectively and technologically transforming scientific and entrepreneurial ideas into industrial prototypes that then make it into markets. Nurturing and advancing promising viable ideas; shaping innovative, cutting-edge industries that can quickly translate an idea into an industrial prototype and scale it; developing market (consumer) infrastructure; and attracting talented individuals are all vital elements to the creation of a technological leap-friendly ecosystem. How can government investment in talented individuals have a large effect on major technological businesses and industries? Can corporate partnerships become the norm for relationships between business and education? How can we create conditions where new ideas, inventions, and projects can be brought to life in Russia with maximum impact?

Denis Kravchenko, Deputy Chairman, Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Aleksey Besprozvannykh, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Hubertus Vaeth, Managing Director, Frankfurt Main Finance eV
Alexander Povalko, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Andrei Rudskoi, Rector, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University
Andrey Turchak, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Vadim Khromov, Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Region Government

Front row participants
Elena Aksenova, Scientific Director of Educational Projects, Foundation for Support of Social Innovations Volnoe Delo
Sergey Gil, Author, Project Ideologist, Career in Russia National Championship of Professions and Entrepreneurial Ideas
Dmitry Zemtsov, Head of the National Technology Initiative Working Group for the Development of Supplementary and Non-Formal Education, Kruzhok Movement