Participants of Innovation and Technical Creativity shift at Seliger attracted 222 M RUR

Participants of Innovation and Technical Creativity shift at Seliger attracted 222 M RUR1500 participants from 83 subjects of the Federation, 700 innovative projects and 2.280 hours of educational program, aimed at different professionals of start-ups’ project teams, it is all about the Innovation and Technical Creativity shift of National Youth Forum Seliger-2012.

Totals: promising projects up to 180 M RUR have been selected for investment; Vnesheconombank Innovations, venture funds Atom Partners and Minerva selected projects for investments to the sum of 20 M RUR, RND-Capital selected projects with potential investment of 10 M RUR, a group of investors from Plekhanov RUE will continue expert examination of the projects to invest 12 M RUR, official Rosmolodezh statement says.

Micro investments from Synergy Space venture fund in total of 900K RUR will be received by three start-ups: Anton Tyukov Intelligent control of resources consumption, Vera Minkin Interactive journal of young mothers, Paul Podkorytov A platform for the mobile version of the magazine.

3 grants of 100K RUR for project development were received by: Maria Romanenko Resource-saving technology for modified wood production from hardwood, Uliana Kosulina Training and Production Centre for the design and manufacture of orthopedic footwear components using computer technology, Xenia Savvina Individual Testing of cancer suspicion.

3 authors of innovative projects from Innovation and Technical Creativity shift will go for training to LG R & D center in Seoul: Daria Koshkin Portable power source on the basis of the air-hydrogen fuel cells battery, Alexander Bervena Carbon nano-sorbents, Tatiana Konyukhova Development of therapeutic mud-based technologies for soap production.

Three managers of innovative projects were able to undergo 1-month training in investment units of Vnesheconombank.

Two significant agreements were signed at the forum:

Zvorykinsky Project and the MICEX, RTS RII signed a cooperation agreement.
The second agreement was signed by Zvorykinsky project and Seed Forum - one of the most professional global organizations, which has successfully organized meetings of investors and start-ups in more than 30 countries around the world.

As a result of presentations and investment sessions, as well as a large-scale business simulation which was attended by 1500 innovators, three members were selected to undergo SMARTiQ business acceleration programs in Silicon Valley, San Jose, California. The best participants are: Igor Protalinsky who developed MobileBot project, Sergey Guzanov - SAAS cloud technologies, Pavel Egorov - Technology of solar-grade silicon production.

The Committee on innovation and venture financing of Moscow Association of Entrepreneurs conducted a projects appraisal for the SKIP-start competition.

35 projects, 4 days and 5 criteria: technical feasibility of the project, idea commercialization, team, faith in the project, presentation. The experts and business coaches conducted workshops and master classes for more than 800 participants of Seliger-2012 forum. 100 teams of innovative projects got individual consultations. 5 more projects got residential status of School of Management Skolkovo after passing the second stage of the selection in Moscow.

A business simulation Management of innovative enterprises was held together with MISIS on the site of the Committee, and was attended by more than 50 people.

Seliger is a unique platform for supporting and promotion of students and young scientists’ projects in Russia. Committee on Innovation and venture financing of Moscow Association of Entrepreneurs became a partner of Seliger forum for the first time and did not regret - said Dmitry Gorbunov, the Chairman of the innovation and venture financing Committee of Moscow Association of Entrepreneurs.