The Russian Innovation Week Conference is an invite-only event aiming to establish American-Russian business networking and solid cooperation in the sphere of innovation development by bringing together an elite group of business and government representatives from both countries. A platform to showcase bilateral business opportunities, the conference encourages building, promoting, and developing investment strategies in the industries of cleantech, biotech, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, nanotechnology, and IT.
Following the success of the 2012 RIW Conference in Silicon Valley, RUSNANO, RVC and the Skolkovo Foundation - three Russian innovation powerhouses - are pleased to announce the organization of this year's much-anticipated, second annual Russian Innovation Week Conference, which will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in Boston at the Boston Center for the Arts and again on Thursday-Friday, September 19-20, 2013 in the heart of Silicon Valley, California at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
The networking-packed gathering with evening events offers participants the exclusive occasion to meet high-level government and business representatives; to create long-lasting strategic, global partnerships; and to build pathways for doing business in Russia. More than 500 participants attended the 2012 conference in Silicon Valley, including noted startup entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and successful business leaders from the U.S. and from Russia. This year's agenda features many key business figures, such as Anatoly Chubais, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board at RUSNANO; Igor Agamirzian, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee at RVC; Viktor Vekselberg, President of Skolkovo Foundation.