International Youth Innovation Forum «Russia and World – 2020»

March 24, 2012, 10:00 forum

On March 24th Digital October hosted the final day of the International Youth Innovation Forum «Russia and World 2020». The main idea of the forum was to organize the platform for discussion of the issues of the innovative and nanotechnologies industries and for the intense knowledge sharing.

The idea of the event organizers - International Youth Exchange Foundation, Infrastructure and International Programs Foundation and Institute for Economic Strategies was to get together near 12 youth teams to take part in the Forum (more than 100 young people from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Greece, Germany, Serbia, Ecuador and other countries, that could think wide, eager to use their intellectual resource for the major global and Russia problems solving). The Forum was set in the form of strategic game with its main aim in forming the prototype of start-up companies and presentation of variety of products, oriented at real business. The teams offered strategic approaches for nanotechnology products promotion and presented projects as public presentations to the Forum experts. They got useful recommendations and acquired partners and investor for their projects.

Previous similar events have shown that the range of the innovative fantasies of young people is truly limitless. Forum participants and guests were offered with projects that varied from noise supression device “noise free” and individual genome passport to conscious implant, which when used by the state officials could help to effective eradicate any forms of bureaucracy and corruption in Russia.

The event offered wide discussion that got together the representatives of political, economical and business communities: Lyudmila Shvetsova, Vice-Speaker of State Duma, Sergey Mironov, Head of State Duma fraction “Just Russia”, Yekaterina Popova, Assistant of the Head of the Russian President Administration, Lyudmila Guseva, Head of Moscow Department of Family and Youth Politics, Alexey Ablayev, President of Russian Bio-Fuel Association, Mikhail Ananyan, Head of the Nano-industry Concern, Khristo Karakashev, Vice-President of Invision, Varlam Keshelava, Managing Director of Sigma Innovaions (LLC), Dmitry Mikhailov, Head of the Student Design Engineering Bureau of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Vladimir Pirozhnikov, President of Astra-Rossa, Aleksander Rats, Head of the Federal Service on Special Economic Zones Management at Moscow region, Yuri Tretyakov, Dean of the Moscow State University Faculty of Material Sciences and others.

You can get details of the Forum at International Youth Exchange Foundation. Forum vKontakte page:

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