For three days Skolkovo Innovation Center will become the place to share knowledge and experience in the sphere of technology entrepreneurship and innovative development. The Forum will open its doors for over 12,000 guests from 85 countries.

The Open Innovations 2016 Forum will host more than 90 various events: from panel discussions, presentations and lectures to workshops, pitch sessions and hackathons. All events are organized and designed to have interactive formats.

The top innovative projects will be showcased at the expo by the clusters of National Technology Initiative of Russia, including aero net, marine net, energy net, tech net, food net and neuro net. These projects are expected to define the structure of the world economy in the next 15-20 years.

The key plenary session of the Forum ‘Growth technologies: will security or dreams determine further technological progress’ will take place on 26 October at 12.00-13.30. It will feature Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia; Ofir Akunis, Minister of Science, Technology and Space of the State of Israel; Paul Misener, VP for Global Innovation Policy and Communications, Amazon; Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies; Viktor Vekselberg, President of Skolkovo Foundation; Anatoly Chubais, Chairman of the Executive Board, ROSNANO; Ilya Sachkov, Founder and CEO of Group-IB.

For the first time the Open Innovations Forum will bring together the leaders of the largest international events and communities in the field of technological entrepreneurship. iLeaders Team-Up will take place on 28 October at 11.15 at the Big Stage of the Forum.

The talk show will discuss the communities and the leaders behind them as the driving force for traditional and technological entrepreneurship and explore the potential for creating the global matchmaking platform among these communities as centers for local startups, investors and businesses that want to access foreign markets. It is a rare chance to meet in once place Yossi Vardi, Chairman of DLD, Plamen Russev, Chairman of the Board Global Webit Series, Marianne Vikkula, CEO, SLUSH; Andreas Tschas, Co-founder and CEO Pioneers; Audrey Verhaeghe, Chairman The Southern Africa Innovation Summit (SAIS) and many other iLeaders.

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