3rd EU-Russia Innovation Forum & the 21st EBN Annual Congress

18. mai, 2012

lapeenranta13- 15 June 2012 the 3rd EU-Russia Innovation Forum & the 21st EBN Annual Congress will take place in Lappeenranta, Finland.  The Lappeenranta conference will address four grand challenges which are at the backbone of our economic development mission: internationalization, education, collaboration and open innovation.

The event is about:

* The latest megatrends –> Know where future business lies
* Business Matchmaking –> Find the perfect partners
* Innovations –> Hear all about the latest innovations in energy, environment technology, nanotechnology and logistics
* How to do it –> Know about the ways to do growth business in Russia 
– We provide you with the information and the network to do it !

Speakers include among others: Zhores Alferov, Academian and Nobel Prize winner, Russian Academy of Science, Russia, Harri Koponen, Executive Vice President, Rovio Entertainment, Finland, Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Pekka Viljakainen, Advisor, Skolkovo Foundation, Russia, Franz Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer Programme, European Space Agency, Chris Burry, Director US Market Access Center, USA, Jyri Häkämies, Minister for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Employment and Economy, Finland, Igor Prochenko, Head of International Integration Department, Ministry of Education, Russia, Mika Okkola, Microsoft, Finland and Christian Weinberger, Entrepreneur & SME Policy Adviser, Directorate General, Enterprise and Industry, European Commission.

The conference is the result of the integration of two existing prestigious events, the EU-Russia Innovation Forum – a promising international EU-Russia cooperation-focused event which is now starting its 3rd edition and gathered over 700 participants in 2011 – and the EBN Annual Congress, gathering 400 innovation & incubation professional for more than 20 years.

Additionally, this year will benefit from a substantial involment of Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), and from a many European, Russian, American and Asian academic experts.

13- 15 June 2012, Lappeenranta, Finland, at Lappeenranta University of Technology

More info at http://www.eurussiainnoforum.com/