The Ecosystem of Innovative and Creative Entrepreneurship: from Education to Successful Startups

25 May , 16:30–17:45
Technology for Leadership
Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall D3

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is prompting more thinking about the avalanche of radical and profound changes occurring in the economy, business, society, and education. It is becoming clear that successful breakthroughs in innovative manufacturing must be based on new educational practices and technologies. Such an entrepreneurial ecosystem is always the result of collaboration between multiple players – state authorities, universities and business accelerators, non-profit organizations, research centres, venture funds, and big and small business. In this panel discussion, participants from Russia, Israel, and the United States will discuss the best international practices for creating an ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurship, the potential of introducing new educational practices, examples of using tools to directly and indirectly support startups, and ways to accelerate and promote projects at both the national and international levels.

Ilya Sachkov, Founder, General Director, Group-IB

Anton Alikhanov, Governor of Kaliningrad Region
Kirill Androsov, Managing Director, Altera Investment Fund
Meir Brand, Vice-President, Google Inc.
Alexey Kudrin, Chairman, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Nonna Materkova, Founder of the Research Centres "Creative Practices" and "Calvert 22"; Russian representative to the International Advisory Council of the Creative Industries Federation
Igor Rybakov, Co-Founder, Co-owner, TechnoNICOL; Co-Founder, Rybakov Foundation
Blair Sheppard, Global Leader for Strategy and Leadership Development, PwC

Front row participants
Maxim Bouev, Vice-Rector for Strategic Development, New Economic School
Sergey Krzhanovsky, Vice President for Grants, Expertise and Tenders, Skolkovo Foundation
Ruslan Yunusov, Chief Executive Officer, Russian Quantum Center