IV MOSCOW CORPORATE VENTURE SUMMIT

Programme

9.00 – 10.00
Registration, welcome coffee. Exhibition of Russian start-ups – winners of business accelerator Generation S
10.00 – 11.30
 Plenary Session “Corporate Venture Capital Funds as a Tool for Innovation Development in Russian Corporations”
Moderator: Oleg Fomichev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Speakers:

  • John Riggs, Managing Director of Growth and Innovation at PwC USA
  • Yoram Tietz, Managing Partner at Ernst & Young
  • Tal Slobodkin, Corporate Development Manager at Cisco System,s Inc.
  • George Rizhinashvili, Member of the Management Board, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board JSC RusHydro, member of Innovation and R&D Directors Club
  • Paul Morris, Director of Corporate Venture Capital UKTI VCU
  • Igor Agamirzyan, CEO of OJSC Russian Venture Company

Questions:

  1. Prospects for innovation development in companies through the venture financing mechanism
  2. Models of corporate venture capital: experience and lessons of global corporations
  3. Overview of corporate venture capital investments in the BRIC countries
  4. Corporate venture capital investments in the innovative development model of Cisco
  5. Place of corporate venture capital investments in the innovation and development program of “RusHydro”
  6. Government programs to support corporations and innovation
  7. Russian development model of the corporate venture capital investments. Support programs of the Russian Venture Company
11.30 – 12.00
 Coffee Break
 
Press Briefing
12.00 – 14.00
Panel Discussion “Corporate Venture Funds in Action: search for new sources of competitive advantages of corporations”
Moderator: Andrey Zyuzin, Cisco Russia, Board member of the Innovation and R&D Directors Club

Speakers:

  • Amir Zaidman, Vice-President at Rafael Development Corporation
  • Amikam Levanon, Former Head of the KARAT Innovation Center of Israel Electric Corporation
  • Paul Morris, Director of Corporate Venture Capital UKTI VCU
  • Igor Borovikov, CEO at Softline Venture Partners
  • Sergey Ebich, Head of QIWI Venture

Experts:

  • Alexander Kashirin, Managing director of strategy – head of the Department Rostec State Corporation, Board member of the Innovation and R&D Directors Club
  • Dmitry Grinchenko, Executive director of the Fund “Energy without Borders”
  • Mikhail Kharuzin, Managing investment director of the Seed Fund at the RVC

Questions:

  1. Presenting the work of Western colleagues: motivation to organization, model, success exits and closed projects
  2. Which Western experience can be applied to Russian corporations
  3. Russian pioneers: what have been realized by Russian corporations
14.00 – 15.00
 Lunch
15.00 – 16.30
Round Table “Battle of the Experts: the Choice of Tools for Financing External Innovation Ideas and Projects”
Moderator: Anna Belova, Professor, Deputy Dean of the Graduate School of Business in the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Chairman of the Board of Directors OJSC “Russian Venture Company”
State representatives:

  • Sergey Leshchenko, Deputy Director of the Department of Innovative Development at Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Andrey Vvedensky, Director of Department of Infrastructure Development at OJSC Russian Venture Company

Investment representatives:

  • Itay Zetelny, Partner, Government incentives advisory and Cleantech sector leader at Ernst & Young Israel
  • Pavel Bogdanov, General partner at Almaz Capital
  • Alexey Belyakov, Partner and head of research at I2BF Global Ventures

Corporate representatives:

  • Andrey Polozov-Yablonskiy, Advisor to Chief Executive Officer for Innovative Development at Aeroflot, Board member of the Innovation and R&D Directors Club
  • Oleg Kalinko, Head of Department of the Innovation Development at JSC RusHydro, member of Innovation and R&D Directors Club

Experts:

  • Konstantin Nadenenko, Director of venture investments of Leader Asset Management Company
  • Ilya Pavlov, Principal at Bright Capital
  • Maxim Bunyakin,Managing Partner at Branan Legal

Questions:

  1. Federal Law “On Science, State Science and Technology Policy”: what is allowed and what can corporations do?
  2. Investment Funds with the involving both proprietary and external investments
  3. R&D internal resources: sources of formation and assessment of efficiency
 16.30 – 18.00
Round Table “Corporate Entrepreneur: How to Find and Develop an Innovative Project within a Corporation”
Moderator: Sergey Arkhipov, Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Innovations, OMZ Group

Speakers:

  • Tal Slobodkin, Corporate Development Manager at Cisco System,s Inc.
  • Amikam Levanon, Former Head of the KARAT Innovation Center of Israel Electric Corporation
  • Yossi Yaacobi, Director of WaTech Division at Mekorot
  • Pavel Roytberg, Executive Director of the Innovation Center at OJSC Rostelecom, member of the Innovation and R&D Directors Club
  • Sharon Belenzon, Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Fuqua School of Business
  • Marat Kapelyushnik, General manager at Astelion
  • John Riggs, Managing Director of Growth and Innovation at PwC USA

Questions:

  1. Business environment within corporations: is this possible? The Western experience
  2. Programs of innovation ideas’ development within the corporations
  3. “New house of innovations”: search and development of innovation technologies
  4. Collaboration between strategic investor and corporation
  5. IP: how not to lose the current markets and sustain the future development? The problems of IP protection
 18.00 – 20.00
 Reception

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