April 10–11
Technopark "Skolkovo"



Technologies as a Key to Sovereignty

10 April

Large-scale transformation of the global economy, caused by man-made, social and political challenges facing humanity, forces countries to look for new formats of economic development that are different from globalization. There is a consensus among experts that any new growth models are still based on essential and fundament scientific research and efficient transformation of their results into hi-tech products and businesses. Following the requirements of the man of the future, new businesses form a technological basis for a long-term sovereignty of states.

  • How can the cooperation between the state and technology developers be fine-tuned for accelerated transformation of research results into working businesses?
  • What knowledge-intensive spheres are most susceptible to investments today and are able to provide for return of investor’s funds in the medium term?
  • What are the modern innovation trends and markers of technological development? What knowledge-intensive products are best poised to make it to the market?


The Open Innovations Forum is the largest congress and exhibition event in Russia and one of the most recognizable in the world, held annually since 2012 under the auspices of the Government of the Russian Federation.