Innovus-2013 forum starts in Tomsk

Innovus-2013 forum starts in TomskThe XV anniversary Tomsk innovation forum Innovus Energy of Innovation Development will take place on May 22-23 and focus on innovations in the resource sector. Participants are invited to work in four areas: new technologies, industries and markets; new competencies; new financial instruments, new environment, legislation and institutions.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev greeted participants and guests of the XV innovation forum Innovus-2013 Energy of Innovation Development in Tomsk. According to Medvedev, the forum has gained fair recognition of experts for 15 years of its work, become an authoritative discussion platform to raise issues important to the country.

This year, the representatives of business, science, government, and leading experts will discuss a number of topical issues related to practical implementation of innovations in the resource sector of economy and in the power sector, pay special attention to improving the quality of engineering education, - Prime Minister says in his telegram.

According to tradition, the forum will include exhibitions of advanced technologies and projects presented by students and young researchers of Tomsk Region. I believe that public lectures by leading Russian and foreign scientists will attract great interest, - the government head adds.

The INNOVUS forum will establish connections between science and industry. The organizers set a goal to unite the interests of the resource sector and innovative economy.

We often do not see the essence of innovation that drive our key industries and the entire national economy. The task of technological development is to optimize production, create new jobs and offer the market new competitive products. Any opposition of natural resource economy and knowledge economy is totally wrong. We will try to prove and show it to the country during the forum, - the Tomsk Region Governor Sergey Zhvachkin says.

A cooperation agreement of Tomsk Region and Rusnano’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs will be signed at INNOVUS forum on May 22. The new document will include specific innovative projects unlike the previous one.