Innovative economy creators summit in Moscow

Innovative economy creators summit in Moscow The first Summit of the innovative economy creators, organized by Skolkovo together with the rating agency Expert was held on April 19 at the Moscow School of Administration (MSA).

Analytical platform of the summit was Expert media holding study that resulted in ranking of 30 leading world innovative economy creators, 13of which managed to come to Moscow to share their experience, how to create innovation centers, and establish a dialogue with the Russian institutes of development.

The summit participants included one of the Intel Corporation founders Dov Fruman, Nokia chief scientist Pertti Huuskonen, the founder of the Israel’s venture capital industry Yigal Erlich, Hillary Clinton adviser on innovation and competitiveness of the United States John Kao, a former consultant of Australian and Chinese Governments on innovation Sven-Tor Holm, Adviser on Science and Technology of the Taiwan's Government Chi Chintala.

Opening the conference, the Skolkovo vice-president on interaction with public authorities, the development of social relations and regional politics, Stanislav Naumov said that today there are about a thousand of innovation centers, whereas some 40 years ago there were less than ten. This makes it possible to analyze a unique experience in this area, not to repeat the mistakes of others, although difficulties are normal, he said.

Subsequently, having survived its first crisis, the system becomes self-regulating, self-sustaining - the living system, which it should be, - said Skolkovo vice-president.

Innovations gurus discussed such current topics as Creating Innovation Development Centers: International Experience and Russian approach, Creating the environment for the innovation reproduction: global trends and the Russian specificity, Regional centers of innovation growth: tools, technologies and business approaches and conducted a series of master classes for students under the title Technology of innovation centers creation.