About the Forum
|The global discussion platform—Open Innovations Forum—is dedicated to emerging technologies and furthering innovation prospects and collaboration worldwide. || |
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Welcome to the 2014 Open Innovations Forum!
In its first three years, Open Innovations has established itself as a leading forum for representatives of the scientific and expert community, business and government to discuss global trends in economic development and share their experience working on ground-breaking ideas and business ventures.
The challenge for Russia today is to become an economy and a country driven by innovation. We are committed to taking new approaches in all spheres and working to modernise Russian industry and agriculture in order to attract private investment and promote greater international cooperation.
Last year’s forum welcomed France and Finland as partner countries. This year, Open Innovations is being held in partnership with the People’s Republic of China, and I hope this meeting of our academic and business communities will serve to deepen cooperation between our countries.
I am sure that this year’s forum will be marked by the same interesting discussions, networking opportunities and business success as years past. Welcome, friends.
Prime Minister of the Republic of Finland
I am glad to welcome the participants and guests of the Moscow International Forum “Open Innovations” 2013. We consider the Forum as a unique platform for meetings aimed at strengthening the cooperation ties of innovative companies and public institutions of our countries. Finland has a long-term interest in joint technological and scientific cooperation with Russia. We deeply appreciate the opportunity of Finland being one of the partners for the event. I wish you productive work, creation of new ideas and projects and fruitful meetings at the “Open Innovations” Forum and Expo!
Prime Minister of the French Republic
Li Keqiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China and Party Secretary of the State Council will be an honorable guest
at the “Open Innovations” Forum 2014.
Prime Ministers of Russian Federation, Finland and France were the Guest of Honor of the “Open Innovations” Forum 2013. In the first day of the event Dmitry Medvedev, Jyrki Katainen and Jean-Marc Ayrault met with the innovation, entrepreneur and scientific community representatives, as well as with the “100 Innovators” project participants and took part at the “Proven State Leadership Strategies in a Hyper-Connected World” plenary session.
Technological disruption happens when faster, simpler, cheaper inventions threaten market leaders. Innovations allow creativity to flourish in ways never before thought possible, while the speed of technological change has never been greater. With the creative disruption of markets, startups and established companies are vying to create tomorrow’s businesses and shape a better society. In the transition to a new level of development, established business markets must implement new strategies rapidly to remain competitive. The focus of the Forum
is to unlock the best practices of creative markets disruption
, restructuring, and reconfiguration. It is also to understand the impact of this process in different technical areas and in the global ecosystem of innovation. The Forum seeks to answer the tough questions:
- Will low-cost innovations from emerging markets destroy markets in developed countries, and will this decrease the technology gap between developed and developing countries?
- How does the convergence of technology and knowledge lead to technological and methodical breakthroughs in different fields and at their junctions? And what is the long-term goal of technological growth?
- What key high-tech megaprojects will have the greatest impact on the global economy?
- How does new technology wound or kill major companies? What knowledge, tools, techniques, or technology must companies adopt to stay competitive in today’s dynamic markets?
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Open Innovations Forum is organized by
leading Russian development institutions and the Government of Moscow, with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation. This event unites representatives of business, policy, science and education to gain a holistic perspective, exchange ideas and to grasp today’s critical global innovation trends.