Finland is a Partner Country for The Open Innovations Forum in Moscow

May 23, 2013, 08:22 ET from Fund "Forum for Innovations"

MOSCOW, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Finland confirmed its participation as the Partner country of the Open Innovations Forum on October, 31 - November, 2 in Moscow.

The arrangements for the delegation from Finland to participate in the event are supervised by Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. The country will invite several international experts in the field of innovations to speak at the Forum.

It is expected that the annual international Forum will be visited by the Prime Minister of Finland Jyrki Katainen, Minister of the Economy Jan Vapaavuori and Minister of Education Jukka Gustavsson, and also a number of other prominent figures: Director General of the Innovation Department of the Ministry Employment and the Economy Petri Peltonen and the Director General of Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Pekka Soini.

"We are very glad that this year the interest of the world community in the Forum has grown and is supported at such a high level," says Olga Moiseeva, CEO of the Fund "Forum for Innovations".  "We hope other countries interested in expanding their cooperation with Russia in the sphere of innovations will also take part in the event."

The Open Innovations Expo to be held simultaneously with the Forum will present a joint exhibition of products and developments of innovative companies from Finland.

Thus, Finland became the first country to open the way to program "Partnership for Innovation".


Fund "Forum for Innovations"  is the operator of the Open Innovations Forum and Open Innovations Expo, a global discussion platform devoted to the latest technologies and prospects for international cooperation in the field of innovations. The event for the first time was held in Moscow in October - November, 2012. The Forum is held under the auspices of the Government of the Russian Federation with the assistance of the Government of Moscow, and such Russian development institutes as: "RUSNANO" JSC, State Corporation "Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)", JSC "RVC", Foundation for Development of the Centre of Research and Commercialization of New Technologies, Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in the scientific and technical field, the autonomous non-commercial organization "Agency for Strategic Initiatives on promotion of new projects" and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.

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