Russian Innovation Week mission was to showcase the Russian Innovation and initiatives to foster innovation in Russia in order to create new partnerships with key players in Silicon Valley ecosystem.
Yuri Rabinovich and Vadim Slavin (StartupMonthly Founders) met with the main guests, Anatoly Chubais, Rusnano, Igor Agamirzian, RVC and Dmitry Akhanov, Rusnano USA and started discussing potential cooperation with SKOLKOVO, RVC and Rusnano.
StartupMonthly moderated the pitch session with 30 companies from Russia:
Clean Tech & Energy:
Optogan, Infra Technologies, ASLM/Empire Magnetics, Profotech, Advenira Enterprises Inc, Eos Energy Storage, LED Microsensor NT, ItN.
BBU Pharmaceuticals LLC, NPTpharma LLC, BiOptix Diagnostics, Panacela Inc, Bazelevs, Incuron, Sentiens LLC, CardioWave.
Balakam, iBuiidApp, Cyscom Ltd, Kuznech, 3DBIN, Penxy, Kernel Corp LLC, Auriga, ISS Art Ltd, Magru, AstroSoft, i-Free Innovations, Novosti MediaLab.
RUSNANO is a $10 billion state-backed fund based in Russia. It was founded in 2007 with an investment focus on late-stage venture capital and private equity deals in nanotechnologies. RUSNANO invests in clean energy and energy efficiency, the life sciences, medical devices, the semiconductor space and advanced materials.
RVC is a government fund of funds that channels public incentives to venture capitalists and support to the hi-tech sector. RVC was founded by the Russian government in 2006 to ensure faster development of an efficient and globally competitive innovation system and venture capital industry in Russia.
The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transformation of Russia into an innovation-based economy through strategic partnerships with leading scientists and innovators around the world.