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About the Forum

The global discussion platform—Open Innovations Forum—is dedicated to emerging technologies and furthering innovation prospects and collaboration worldwide.
  • Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian FederationDmitry
    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.
  • Jyrki Katainen, Prime Minister of the Republic of FinlandJyrki
    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!
  • Jean-Marc Ayrault, Prime Minister of the French RepublicJean-Marc
    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.

Forum Program
Open Innovations 2013


Key Theme of the ForumCreative Disruption:
Staying Competitive
in the 21st Century

Today, all across the world we are witnessing a complete technological reorganization of the global economy—a direct result of the rapid development of innovative processes. And we must move even further forward in this direction! The Open Innovations Forum, which is being held now for the second time, has already established itself as the perfect platform for discussion in the sphere of innovation, and we′re determined to refine it and bring together even more participants from various countries. This year, we′ve invited our partners from the G20 and BRICS countries for active participation.

The Forum aims to continue to familiarize representatives of business, government, the scientific community and global and Russian society with the results of development of state-of-the-art technology and trends. Russia is ready and willing to do everything necessary so that those who possess money and those who possess innovative ideas can unite to work together for the creation and realization of new projects. I am certain that we have all the resources required for this, and more importantly—a strong desire to work seriously and actively in this sphere. We are eager to cooperate with everyone who shares our drive for innovation.

I wish you all the most fruitful work at the Open Innovations Forum and Expo!

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Arkady Dvorkovich
Deputy Prime Minister,
Chairman of the Open Innovations Forum Organizing Committee
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:

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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.
October 14–16, 2014Technopolis Moscow, Russia