Business programme

Intellectual Property: New Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs

05 Jun , 10:00–11:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Pavilion G, conference hall G5

2021 has been designated the Year of Science and Technology in Russia. Accordingly, this session will feature a discussion between young inventors, scientists and experts, who will examine the challenges facing the high-tech sector. There is a growing demand for knowledge-intensive and invention-driven projects. Intellectual property is also growing in importance, with new, widely available IP commercialization models emerging. The government and professional community need to respond to these and other factors in order to attract young people to science and innovation on a large scale. An invention provides a good basis for a new business, and should therefore be viewed as an exciting new pursuit, as well as a promising endeavour for young entrepreneurs. What should the government, society and the commercial sector do to attract young people to science and innovation? Can people be taught to invent? Why are patents needed, and what are the steps to receiving one? What amendments need to be made to the legal and regulatory framework to encourage more people from a wider range of backgrounds to become inventors?

Olga Tarasova, Chairperson, Youth Council, All-Russian Society of Inventors and Rationalizers

Grigory Ivliev, Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)
David Kogan, Partner, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery (online)
Andrey Platonov, Deputy Director, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Aleksandr Ryabchenko, Deputy Head of Lipetsk Region Administration

Front row participants
Natalia Altynnik, Director, Small Technological University, V.G. Shukhov BSTU
Anna Rakova, Student, Ulyanovsk State Agrarian University named after P.A. Stolypin
Lu Hung-Tu, Honorary Professor, Physics and Technology Institute; President, NANOPLUS TECH (online)