The 1st EU–Russia Innovation Forum

The 1st EU–Russia Innovation Forum
The 1st EU–Russia Innovation Forum will be held in Lappeenranta, Finland on 25th – 27th May 2010. The Forum will focus on four specific themes; energy efficiency, commercialization of Russian innovations, modernization of the Russian Industry and the primary objective – launching the roadmaps for the EU–Russia Innovation Cooperation 2010 – 2013.
The event will gather Finnish, Russian and European political level decision makers, business leaders and innovation experts.
Since 2005 cooperation in the field of RDI has been actively developed in the cross‐border region between South‐East Finland and the Leningrad Oblast in Russia. Initially driven by the cities of Lappeenranta and St. Petersburg, the cooperation now enters a new phase expanding across other parts of Europe and the Russian Federation.

To facilitate and manage the innovation cooperation process at all levels the EU–Russia Innovation Corridor (ERICO) was launched in June 2009. Main objective of the ERICO platform is to make best use of each other’s academic and business strengths, to share respective resources and to establish the necessary structures for optimum transfer of knowledge into innovations that are impacting EU, Russian and international markets.
For its future work ERICO has identified the following 4 major areas of activities

  • Innovation Policy Dialogue
  • Research and University Cooperation
  • Business Cooperation
  • Innovation & Business Support Cooperation

These topics will be jointly developed over the coming months and finally agreed and presented in form of roadmaps during the EU–Russia Innovation Forum meeting taking place in Lappeenranta.
The event is organized by City of St. Petersburg, City of Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta University of Technology, European–Russian InnoPartnership.
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For further information please contact
Maria Alekseeva,
Director on international projects
tel.: +7 812 335 2234,
mob.: +7 921 959 0460

InnoPartnership is taking part in the Russian Innovation Week

 InnoPartnership is taking part in the Russian Innovation Week.
30. September – 03. October, 2009, Government of St. Petersburg together with the Russian Corporation of Nano‐technologies, Ministry of Education and Science, and Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs are organizing II St. Petersburg Innovation Forum and XII Russian Industrialist International Forum – the Russian Innovation Week events. The Russian Innovation Week appears to be the first high‐scale event in Russia to address modern challenges and aiming to work out key solutions, recommendations and measures to implement the innovation scenario of the economic development.
(Official web‐site ‐
Within the Russian Innovation Week InnoPartnership under support of the Committee on IT and Communications is organizing the following events:
30.September, 2009

  • Award Ceremony for winners of the students’ projects competition “Territory of Security”. The competition is being held 25. August – 25. September, 2009 within the programme “IT‐Dialog 2009”, implemented by Committee on It and Communications and leading vendors of Russian IT market – «Kaspersky Lab.», “Microsoft”, “ABBYY”, “1C”, “Symantec”, “Adobe” etc.
  • Presentation of Academy of InfoCommunications Technologies (ICT Academy) on the base of St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation. ICT Academy appears to be an innovative educational organization aimed at training of high qualified personnel in the field of information and communication technologies with use of open hardware‐software system. The Academy showcase is being presented in the Forum exhibition part during all working days.

1.October, 2009

  • Round table European‐Russian Innovation Corridor (ERIC) programme. The aim of ERIC is to design content of European‐Russian innovation cooperation, to attract key actors, to develop ERIC roadmap and to implement it with successful projects.
  • Official opening of R&D Innovation Centre of telecommunications on the base of St. Petersburg State University of telecommunications after Bonch‐Bruevich. Venue: 12th line, Vasilievsky island, 51.
  • Conference Innovations for IT‐development aimed at IT directors of St. Petersburg companies. The conference shows the best practices of working efficiency improvement and charges’ reduction by optimizing IT‐resources’ employment. The organizer: «Microsoft RUS».

2.October, 2009

  • Round table Finnish‐Russian Innovation University (FRIU). The event is organized together with the Round table “Entrepreneurial university: status and prospects”. FRIU appears to be an alliance of various Russian and Finnish universities. Key tasks of the university alliance is research, which is carried out in selected focus areas and education based on the research.

InnoPartnership is taking part in the Forum exhibition section. InnoPartnership main activity directions, partners and current projects are being presented on the Finnish‐Russian Innovation Centre showcase.
For more information on events, please, contact:
Oksana Russkikh, phone: +7 812 5766048, e‐mail:,
Maria Alekseeva, phone: +7 812 3352234, e‐mail:

Conference preliminary agenda

The First Annual scientific-practical conference “The Finnish-Russian innovation university: the integration of the universities potential”
October, 27th, 2009
Saint-Petersburg, Russia
In St.Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance

09:30 – 10:00    Registration

10:00 – 10:40    Opening the conference
Greetings to participants and guests
Maksimov А., Chairman of the Committee for science and higher school of St. Petersburg, Russia
Pochatkov A., First Deputy Chairman of the City Committee on IT and Communications
Fiveysky S., First Deputy Chairman of  the City Committee on Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Maksimtsev I., Rector of  St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance
Pöyhönen Ilkka, Rector of University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
Presentation of the project
Alexeeva M., project coordinator NP “European-Russian InnoPartnership”
Plenary session

10:40 – 11:15    University collaboration in FRIU, Bergman J.-P., director NORDI, University of Technology, Lappeenranta

11:15 – 11:30    Mechanisms of collaboration with state and private customers in FRIU, Ladygin K., director NP “European-Russian InnoPartnership”

11:30 – 13:00    Lunch

11:40 – 12:10    Press-conference , Round Table sessions

13:00-14:45 1.    The graduates of Universities ready for professional work – reality and possibilities?  Gorbashko E., SUEF
2.    Energy efficiency. Innovation potential for regions.  Nurulin Y., SPU
14:45 – 15:30    Coffee-break

15:30 - 17:30    3.    Cross-disciplinary bases of Digital Media development
Karchmarchik K., SUT
4.    Understanding of functional and rationalistic design in innovations
Ladygin K., ERIP

17:30 – 18:00    Q&A, closing of the conference