Russian-Finnish Contest for Young Innovators in the Field of Biotechnology

The project is initiated by the Interregional Innovative Development Center INNO-MIR (St. Petersburg, Russia) and the innovation intermediary Business Arena OY (Jyvaskyla, Finland), with the support of the food biotechnology experts.
Future Food Challenge (FFCH) is an upcoming thematic idea accelerator for Russian and Finnish innovators. Its goal is to find new breakthrough ideas related to business opportunities within theme of future food.
Future Food Challenge looks for interdisciplinary science-driven and idea-stage solutions that create positive societal and business impact. Entries should address real-life opportunities in one of the following future food themes:

  • Recycling of by-products in processing of raw materials of organic origin;
  • Creation of an alternatives for products of animal origin;
  • Sustainable packaging and manufacturing of products within the food industry.
FFCH 2016is aimed to form connections between fundamental science and national industry, while broadening the horizons for the international cooperation and mutually enriching the participants’ practical skills of innovation.


Cross-disciplinary communication platform "Pi - sphere"

A new "INNO-MIR" project to support the development of Russian fundamental and applied science, create and develop multidisciplinary collaboration between scientists in the field of natural Sciences.
The format of the project allows not only to establish communication between the scientific community of Russia, but also triggers new opportunities for interaction between the scientific and technological sectors of the economy and is intended to help, primarily, young scientists, to participate in the development of new areas of knowledge. 
Conduction of complex interdisciplinary events and the availability of online service for experience exchange will make an important step in the development of Russian science in general and will start the development of the innovative culture.



14th International Baltic Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (BALD)

October 2-4, 2016
Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge, St. Petersburg, Russia
100 participants from 13 countries

For the first time the Baltic Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (BALD) was arranged in St. Petersburg (Russia) where Prof. V.B. Aleskovskii with his colleagues and assistants have created the foundations of ALD in the 1950x.
The aim of the Conference is to demonstrate recent developments in the areas of technology and applications of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and to show contribution of the Russian research centres to ALD applications.
The BALD 2016 will provide a versatile platform for formal and informal discussions with colleagues from both academia and industry, and foster new collaborations and partnerships.



21-st International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy

July 25-29, 2016
Holiday Inn St. Petersburg Moskovskye Vorota, Russia
280 participants from 40 countries

The aim of the conference is to cover recent developments in the areas of the solar energy conversion and storage.
The conference program includes Plenary Lectures, Key-Lectures, and Oral Communications complemented by Poster Sessions as well as the summer school for the students and young researchers whose research activity is devoted to the areas covered by the Conference.
This IPS-21 Conference provides a versatile platform for formal and informal discussions with colleagues both from academia and industry, and fosters new collaborations and partnerships.



The Third Annual Large Hadron Collider Physics

August 31 - September 05, 2015
Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg, Russia
300 participants from 35 countries

The conference is hosted by National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute" (NRC KI), Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI NRC KI), High Energy Physics Institute (IHEP NRC KI), Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP NRC KI), Joint Institute of Nuclear Research (JINR), St. Petersburg State University and St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University.
The conference is a result of a recent merger of two international conferences: "Physics at Large Hadron Collider" and "Hadron Collider Physics Symposium".

The program has been focused on the latest experimental and theoretical results in hadron collider physics, especially on those obtained from new LHC Run 2, and on the discussions on the outlook for the coming years. The conference provided a stimulating dialog between researchers and scholars on topics such as the Standard Model Physics and Beyond, the Higgs Boson, Supersymmetry and Heavy Ion Physics and planning for the high luminosity upgrades.


5th International Conference on “Semiconductor Photochemistry, SP5”

July 27-31, 2015
St.Petersburg, Russia
160 participants from 27 countries

The conference was organised by Saint Petersburg State University and held at the University Campus in the majestic area of Peterhof park-and-palace ensembles. Social programme included visits to the historical landmarks of Saint Petersburg and to its picturesque suburbs: Peterhof, Tsarskoye Selo, Pavlovsk and others.

The aim of the conference is to cover recent developments in the area of semiconductor photochemistry and photocatalysis. The conference programme consists of Plenary Lectures, Oral Communications and Student Paper Communications, complemented by Poster Sessions.

The SP5 Conference provides a versatile platform for formal and informal discussions with colleagues both from academia and industry, and foster new collaborations and partnerships.



Russian Day at the Mobile World Congress 2015

July 15 - 17, 2015
Shanghai, China

MWC 2015 attendees include mobile network operators, mobile device manufacturers, developers and content-providers.
Within the Russian Venture Company's (RVC) export support program RUSSOFT has prepared a delegation of Russian representatives from software development companies to attend this global event. Members of the Russian delegation at the MWC have been provided with free passes to all Congress events, as well as the opportunity to participate in the specially organised Russian Day on the 16 of July. The Russian Day's program included a seminar with potential Chinese clients, members of the Russian delegation and representatives of government bodies from the Russian Federation and China, as well as a Contacts Exchange, following the B2B scheme, between potential partners.
INNO-MIR Company has been project coordinator and co-organiser of the Russian Day at the MWC 2015 Shanghai.

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The International Festival of Social Entrepreneurship

June 22-26, 2015
St.petersburg, Russia

The International Festival of Social Entrepreneurship is conducted annually by ITMO University as a key event of a social engineering system development and its further transition to a social entrepreneurship level.
Student teams that represent universities of Russia and foreign countries (USA, Mexico, Brazil, China) are invited to participate in the annual Festival. Each team has its own social entrepreneurship development systems and procedures. The key conduction for participation is the availability of realized projects. All projects should be focused on improving of the life quality in local communities in the region, where participants live.


International  Conference "Spin physics, spin chemistry and spin technology" (SPCT-2015)

June 01-05, 2015
Original Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden, St.Petersburg, Russia
200 participants from 14 countries

The International Conference "Spin physics, spin chemistry and spin technology" (SPCT-2015) was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia on June 1-5, 2015. The Conference was a joint effort of Ioffe Institute and Kazan E.K. Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute. It continues the work of the International Conference "Spin physics, spin chemistry, and spin technology" held in Kazan in 2011.



Russian-Austrian Workshop for RUSSOFT delegation

April 27-28, 2015
Vienna, Austria

As a part of Export Support Program (Russian Venture Company)

The Export Support Programme, run by the Russian Software Developers Association (RUSSOFT) and co-financed by the Russian Venture Company, provides a range of international marketing events in regions of strong interest for Russian IT-industry: the USA, Europe and Southeast Asia. Through this programme Russian IT-developers will be able to participate in significant worldwide events and exhibitions, such as The Global Technology Symposium (Silicon Valley) or the Mobile World Forum (Shanghai).

The main projects within the programme relate to the research of the prospective global markets for Russian IT-services, software and system integration solutions. Also, special courses in international sales and marketing and intellectual property rights are scheduled for RUSSOFT members. Other than this, series of the match-making events, including visits of Russian IT-export companies to South Korea and Holland, is planned in cooperation with international partners. B2B Software Days 2015 in the Austrian capital is the part of that ongoing initiative.

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International  roundtable discussion
The role of international technology brokers in the IT research and development implementation and the core future technologies

December 16, 2014
St. Petersburg, Russia

Rroundtable discussion named "The role of international technology brokers in the IT research and development implementation and the core future technologies", organized by the ITMO University's Science and Technology Foresight Centre and the Project and innovation department with the support of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Education and Science, raise questions about the implementation of international technology brokerage and integration of Russian mechanisms into the international environment.



Innovative Project Competition: Photonics

October 20-24, 2014
St. Petersburg, Russia 

ITMO University, Russian technological platform "Innovative laser, optic and optoelectronic technologies - Photonics", "Skolkovo" fund, with support from European projects, financed by the European scientific research program FP7, "EECA-2-Horison" and "EAST Horison" are running a competition for innovative projects in the field of photonics.

Competition goal: support of scientific and innovative work in the field of photonics for employees and postgraduates in universities and science centers in Russia and the CIS. The contest accepts projects in 10 areas of practical application of photonic technologies. The competition focuses on technological projects in the field of photonics that have considerable commercial potential and are highly investible, while also belonging to one of the priority areas of scientific research conducted at the innovative centre "Skolkovo":



The United Conference IVESC-ICEE-ICCTPEA-BDO-2014

June 30 - July 04, 2014
Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya, Saint Petersburg, Russia
420 participants from 19 countries

The 10th International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference – IVESC-2014 is combined with the 2nd International Conference on Emission Electronics – ICEE-2014, with the International Conference on Computer Technologies in Physical and Engineering Applications – ICCTPEA-2014 and with the 20th International Workshop on Beam Dynamics and Optimization – BDO-2014.

Conference provides a unique possibility for fruitful communication of theoreticians, experimentalists, applied researchers, programmers, developers and users, whose research and work are connected with vacuum electron sources, emission electronic devices, and other topics of physics and industry.




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