20-22 September 2017

Forum is over
The program of the St.Petersburg International Innovation Forum 2018 is under development.

20.09.2017, wednesday

Innovations Development and Support Institutions

International cooperation programs: challenges and new financial opportunities to support important social and economic initiatives and projects, Hall 8



Format: Roundtable discussion and pitch-session of project ideas

Organizers: The Committee for industrial policy and innovation of St. Petersburg; Committee for external relations of St. Petersburg; Business development fund in Saint Petersburg; Regional Integrated Center – Saint Petersburg

The key issues: The purpose of the roundtable discussion is to inform the St. Petersburg industrial enterprises and organizations on the existing tools for support and funding of international cooperation projects and strengthening project teams and skills to prepare applications for participation in international programmes which will further allow attracting financing for the projects of the organizations in St. Petersburg.

Questions for discussion:

  • What opportunities provide cross border cooperation programmes?
  • What are the terms and conditions of tenders?
  • How to draw up an application skillfully?
  • Pitch-session of project ideas
  • Capability assessment of existing programmes
  • Developing recommendations for the clustering of project ideas and teams


  • Maxim Meyksin, Chairman of the Committee on Industrial Policy and Innovations of St. Petersburg;
  • Evgeny Grigoriev, Chairman of the Committee for external relations of St. Petersburg;
  • The representative of border cooperation "Russia – South-East Finland";
  • The representative of border cooperation "Russia – Estonia";
  • The representative of border cooperation "Russia – Latvia"
  • The representative of the Baltic sea Region program.


Maxim Balanev
Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Fund for business development

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