In Russia is forming a new market – corporate venture investments market

In Russia is forming a new market – corporate venture investments marketIn the near three years the corporate venture investments market volume can comprise 10-12% of the whole volume of venture investments in the country. Several largest private and State companies are getting ready to announce about establishment of corporate venture funds. It is possible to know more at the first in Russia Corporate venture summit, which will be held in December 5, 2013 in Moscow with participation of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, RVC, RusHydro, Rostelecom, Cisco, OMZ, Inter RAO and other Russian and foreign corporations.

Corporate venture investments as a tool for companies’ competitiveness increase are successfully used all over the world for more than 40 years, but for Russian this is quite a new activity.

According to estimation of experts from the iR&Dclub, in the near three years the corporate venture investments market in Russia can comprise about 17B RUB, which comprises approximately 10-12% of the whole volume of venture investments in the country. Several largest companies with the Governmental participation on venture summit are getting ready to announce about establishment of corporate venture funds.

The event is organized by the iR&Dclub and Publishing House “Kommersant” with support of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation and the “RVC”, JSC.

On the summit there will be considered the following subjects:
• Innovation activity as the main source of competitive advantage of corporations;
• Corporate venture Funds as tools of innovation development: global experience and Russian realias;
• Experts’ vote “For” and “Against” of executing by corporations of risk investments in innovation projects;
• Resources of financing the innovation activity of the large companies;
• Corporate entrepreneur: how to find and grow up an innovation project inside a company;
• Successful examples of foreign and Russian corporate venture Funds’ work.

Participants of the summit will get the most resent material and actual information about market of corporate venture investments, including results of the investigation of 2013 “Corporate venture Funds in Russia: whether domestic corporations are ready to investments in innovations”, and the first Collection of Russian cases on acting corporate venture Funds.

During the Summit there will work the exhibition of the best Startups – finalists of the contest-accelerator “Generation S”, selected this year from 1500 contestants by directors on science and innovation of the largest Russian industrial companies.

The I Moscow corporate venture summit will be interesting first of all for owners and top-managers of medium and large business, who search for new opportunities and tools for developments, increase of competitiveness and provision of participation of own companies on domestic and global market in future.

Of course, the Summit represents interest also for specialists – venture investors, managing companies, investment banks and funds, independent experts, and also for young entrepreneurs of Startup-projects. Registration for the vent is opened at the Summit site: http://corporateventuresummit.ru/