Center for Markets in Transition (CEMAT)

Seminar "The Finnish and Russian innovation environments in comparison – platform for networking?"


Welcome to a seminar

"The Finnish and Russian innovation environments in comparison – platform for networking?"

Time: 26th November 2015 at 14:00-19:00

Venue: Embassy of Finland in Moscow, Kropotkinskij pereulok 15-17

 Where and how are innovations made?

In what kind of seedbed do innovations grow?

What are firms’ needs and barriers for innovation?

Have the innovation environments developed in the right direction in past years?

How to link Finnish and Russian innovative firms?

Preliminary programme

14.00   Registration and networking coffee

14.30   Opening of the event

            Ambassador Hannu Himanen, Embassy of Finland in Moscow
            Prof. Riitta Kosonen, Director of the Center for Markets in Transition,
            Aalto University School of  Business, Finnish Head of the Working Group
            for Social Sciences

14.45   Keynote speech: Russian innovation environment – prospects for  

           Acad. Natalia Ivanova, First Deputy Director, Institute of World Economy
           and International Relations (IMEMO) of RAS, Russian Head of the
           Working Group for Social Sciences

15.00   (1,5h) Panel discussion among invited discussants representing Finnish 
            and Russian innovation researchers, innovative companies, 
            and facilitating organisations.

            Mika Kautonen, Researcher, Head of the Innovation Studies Group,
            Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation
            Studies, Tampere University

            Irina Dezhina, Head of Research Group on Science and Industrial Policy,
            Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

            Olga Levchenko, Director of International Department, Foundation for
            Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE)

            Mikhail Erman, CEO, HSE Business Incubator (tbc)

            Pavel Ishanov, Managing Director, RKKA Helsinki Oy (tbc)

The seminar is organized by the Finnish-Russian Commission for Scientific and Technological Cooperation/Working Group for Social Sciences, Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland and Embassy of Finland in Moscow

The seminar is free of charge and open to everyone interested in the topic. However, prior registration is required. Participants are kindly invited to register to the seminar and the cocktail reception no later than 23 November 2015 by e-mail: cemat [at] aalto [dot] fi. The seminar will be held in English.



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