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    Published: 05 Mar 2018

    The event was held in Krasnoyarsk and gathered over half a thousand participants from Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, the Altai Territory and Khakassia. Open Innovations Startup Tour - a joint regional tour of development institutions in the regions of the Russian Federation, organized with the support of the government of the Russian Federation - includes a competition of technology projects and a large educational and conference part.

    The tour is held starting from 2011. In 2017, more than 5,000 young scientists and entrepreneurs took part in the Open Innovations StartupTour events.

    At the opening ceremony, Dmitry Lukashevsky, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investment Policy of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Kirill Kayem, Senior Vice President for Innovations of the Skolkovo Foundation, and Vadim Medvedev, Deputy Director of the Department for Relations with the State Authorities and Regions of the State Corporation Roskosmos, made a speech.

    According to Kirill Kayem, Skolkovo as one of the organizers of the Startup Tour, this year focuses not only on the search for promising start-ups, but also on their integration into production.

    "We are increasingly coming to the conclusion that our task is not only to find promising companies, but also levers for introducing innovations into real businesses. This year we tell in each city to large corporations, which are already developed, which companies can be introduced into the production chains in their regions, "he said.

    For the company SPBEC start-up is just an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with innovative developments with the prospect of introducing them at the enterprises of the country and abroad. Applications for participation in the Startup Tour competition were submitted by 119 projects. Experts selected 30 most promising - ten in each of the three areas: IT, biomedicine and industrial technology. As a result of the presentation of the authors of the projects, the jury identified the top ten innovators of the regional stage. They will participate in a large-scale conference for technology entrepreneurs Startup Village, which will be held at the Skolkovo Innovation Center on May 31 and June 1, 2018.

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