TRANSFORMER, October 20 13:00 — 13:50

New models of companies development, innovation ecosystem, international investment community

Large Russian companies have become aware of the importance of building corporate innovation ecosystems. The framework of startups, research and engineering organisations, scientific and innovative infrastructure objects becomes the source of competitive advantages for corporations, generating new projects and enabling them to be implemented.

However, it is not easy to find a good recipe for creating such an ecosystem while Russian corporations are still at an experimental stage(s), trying different tools to deal with innovations and attempting to evaluate their effectiveness for their own purposes. And the delicate sprouts of future ecosystems are already threatened by severe frosts of the impending crisis.

Our session is dedicated to an examination of how and why corporations are building innovation ecosystems, and what can be done to protect them at this time of crisis.