02.09.2021
12:00–13:00

Building A, level 3, Building Trust Area

Panel session

Innovation Space

Friends for Leadership: Sharing Sustainable Development Best Practices


The new realities of the post-crisis world order will be discussed by young opinion leaders from more than 20 countries who were selected by the Friends for Leadership network as part of a competition under the auspices of the UN together with partners such as the Roscongress Foundation, the UN Information Centre in Moscow, UN 75 Office, BRICS TV, and the Russian Centre for Promotion of International Initiatives.
The Forum will feature projects on topics such as climate and environmental protection, post-crisis recovery, and innovation in education, science and technology. The participants’ projects are in the implementation stage and can be scaled up on the territory of Russia and the EEU.


Moderators:
Irina Makieva — Chief Managing Partner for Urban Development, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"; General Director, Monotowns Development Fund
Roman Chukov — Chairman of the Board, Russian Center for the Promotion of International Initiatives; Assistant to Youth Policy Director, Roscongress Foundation

Front row participants:
Elza Bashirova — Director of the Training Center "School of Arts", IDPI Kazan Federal University
Dmitry Galkin — Acting Director of the Department for Development of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Industry, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Regine Stephanie Borja Guevara — Founder, SDG Villages
Natasha Zarine — Co-founder of the EcoSattva (India)
Gerald Perry Marin — Director, Rethink Plastic (Philippines)
Aleksandra Setsko — Student of the Oriental Institute - School of Regional and International Studies, member of the Academic Council, Far Eastern Federal University
Robert Urazov — General Director, Union Agency of Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers – WorldSkills Russia
Daria Chernikova — Deputy Director of the Scientific Educational Center for Urban Studies and Regional Development, Tomsk State University

02.09.2021
13:30–14:30

Building A, level 3, Building Trust Area

Panel session

Innovation Space

The Right to Technology: Can Regional Centres Become Drivers of Technological Development in Cities?

In partnership with VEB Ventures

The technological leadership of large metropolitan areas is a natural phenomenon for both Russia and foreign countries. This is primarily due to the greater availability of financial resources, as well as the availability of highly qualified personnel. Breakthrough technologies, as a rule, reach regional centres late and do not always reach all of them, despite the fact that most of the country's population lives outside the metropolitan regions.

Participants of the session will discuss opportunities for the technological development of Russian cities and will try to find answers to the following questions: how do cities satisfy their technological hunger? What competitive advantages do small cities have for high-tech companies? Should breakthrough technological solutions be piloted in capital cities? Russian and foreign practices of providing support measures for urban technological development projects.


Speakers:
Dmitry Borovikov — Deputy Vice-Rector of the Far Eastern Federal University, Director of the Technopark "Russkiy"
Boris Volpe
Kirill Kaem — Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation
Alexey Laptev
Julia Morozova — General Director, Creative Production
Ruslan Sarkisov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East High Technologies Fund

Moderator:
Oleg Teplov — Chief Executive Officer, VEB Ventures

03.09.2021
10:30–11:30

Building A, level 3, Building Trust Area

Panel session

Innovation Space

Joint Session of the VEB.RF State Development Corporation and the Friends for Leadership Programme of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs on the Theme: ‘Projects – Emotions’


What is a modern and comfortable city? It has new public transport, clean water, uninterrupted power supply, and green walking areas. It offers highly qualified jobs in various industries with decent wages as well as the opportunity for residents to enjoy their time after work and on weekends.
Each of these components directly affects the mood of residents and their level of happiness. VEB.RF is already working with the country’s largest cities on matters concerning the urban economy. But today we understand that it is also essential to fill cities with emotions, so we decided to launch ‘Projects-Emotions’.
Together with representatives of the Friends for Leadership international community of leaders and entrepreneurs, we will discuss such projects and initiatives as well as mechanisms for sharing and implementing best practices.


Speakers:
Elza Bashirova — Director of the Training Center "School of Arts", IDPI Kazan Federal University
Dmitry Galkin
Regine Stephanie Borja Guevara — Founder, SDG Villages
Natasha Zarine — Co-founder of the EcoSattva (India)
Gerald Perry Marin — Director, Rethink Plastic (Philippines)
Aleksandra Setsko — Student of the Oriental Institute - School of Regional and International Studies, member of the Academic Council, Far Eastern Federal University
Dmitry Sorokin
Robert Urazov — General Director, Professional Skills Development Agency (WorldSkills Russia)
Daria Chernikova — Deputy Director of the Scientific Educational Center for Urban Studies and Regional Development, Tomsk State University

Moderators:
Irina Makieva — Chief Managing Partner for Urban Development, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"; General Director, Monotowns Development Fund
Roman Chukov — Chairman of the Board, Russian Center for the Promotion of International Initiatives; Assistant to Youth Policy Director, Roscongress Foundation

03.09.2021
17:00–18:30

Building A, level 3, Building Trust Area

Innovation Space

Pitch session by residents of Russky Technopark


The Innovation Space will host a pitch session for projects from VEB Ventures that were presented at its booth and underwent training at EASTBOUND.CAMP. Speakers will give present their startups. The panel of judges will be presented with layouts of an exoskeleton, a model of a multifunctional tomograph, an electronic platform for people who have Parkinson’s disease, and other projects. The projects will be evaluated by representatives of the Skolkovo Foundation, VEB Ventures, the Far East High Technology Fund, and Russky Technopark.


Front row participants:
Dmitry Borovikov — Deputy Vice-Rector of the Far Eastern Federal University, Director of the Technopark "Russkiy"
Kirill Kaem — Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation
Oleg Makarov — Deputy Director, Regional Development Department, Skolkovo Foundation
Артур Мартиросов
Andrey Selitsky — Director, The Far East High Technology Fund
Oleg Teplov — Chief Executive Officer, VEB Ventures
Ilya Shcherbakov — Senior Investment Director, VEB Ventures