19 September 2011
Russian Innovation Collaborative to Participate in Third International Youth Innovation Forum, “Interra ‘11”
Russia Innovation Collaborative to Participate
in Third International Youth Innovation Forum, "Interra '11"
by Daniel Satinsky
Cynthia Bouthot, Partner in Russia Innovation Collaborative and Anastasya Tyurina, Moscow representative of RIC will travel to Novosibirsk to participate in Interra ’11 from September 22 – 24. Interra is one of the largest innovation forums in Russia and annually draws more than 2,000 participants. Cynthia will make one of the featured presentations in the investment track of the Forum. She will be speaking about open innovation systems - why they are important to Russia and how they can be implemented. Both Cynthia and Anastasya Tyurina will serve as judges for the competition of innovative investment projects presented by young entrepreneurs from across Siberia.
This year RIC was a strategic partner with the Organizing Committee of Interra in recruiting other foreign experts to participate as speakers. In addition to several private sector speakers, RIC was successful in securing a representative of the U.S. State Department from Washington, DC and two members of the Moscow Embassy staff to come to Novosibirsk for Interra.