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Programme

This year’s innovation forum focuses on boosting the green growth economy. The global economy is looking for new technology and thinking – for sustainable and equal economic development around the world. The forum offers a unique and inspiring networking opportunity for sharing ideas and conducting business on green growth.

Registered participants of the forum are welcome to take part in all sessions according to their interests. Session descriptions and the list of speakers (when applicable) can be seen by clicking on the session item in the below schedule. The organisers reserve the right for changes in the programme.

Programme committee

Themes

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CLEANTECH

GREEN BUSINESS IN PRACTICE

Day 1: Official opening ceremony Registration 8.30 - 18.30

This year’s opening plenary session addresses the importance of deeper collaboration between different sectors of the economy in order to boost green growth. The opening night offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the green energy focus of several geographical areas, which hold a key position in the future of both the EU and Russia. Hear the latest updates from leaders and policy-makers, and be inspired by the rising opportunities.

04.06.2014 - 08:30

57
Pre-Conferences
Ends:
04.06.2014 - 15:00

04.06.2014 - 18:30

61
OPENING PLENARY SESSION (I) : Building green growth together
Ends:
04.06.2014 - 20:30

Day 2: Business of today Registration 8.30 - 15.30

The programme of the day commences with a discussion on the market trends with the greatest impact on business in different industries. The challenges faced in both Russian and EU markets can be turned into opportunities by effective innovation activities leading to the next generation of technologies. Among the prestigious speakers, we will hear Olli Rehn, European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner.

The day includes an in-depth practical track including the pitching sessions of the innovation competition finalists, who are pre-selected by the competition board before the Forum. Other practical track events include sessions for incubation and acceleration, as well as venturing and other financial instruments. Participants are welcomed to seize these prolific opportunities for matchmaking.

05.06.2014 - 09:00

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A1. Prospects of energy efficiency, part 1
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 11:00
68
A3. Growth and evolution of biomass trade to meet future market demands
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 11:00
69
A2. Towards enhanced water treatment technology
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 11:00
70
B1. Financing innovative solutions
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 11:00

05.06.2014 - 11:00

63
Coffee
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 11:30

05.06.2014 - 11:30

65
A4. Prospects of energy efficiency, part 2
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 13:30
221
A5: New green industry -high value products from forest nature
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 13:30
72
B2. Invest in Russia
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 13:30
66
B3. From incubation to acceleration
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 13:30

05.06.2014 - 13:30

67
Lunch
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 14:30

05.06.2014 - 14:30

62
PLENARY SESSION (II) : Market trends
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 16:30

05.06.2014 - 16:30

74
A6. Green & Smart City Trends
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 18:30
75
A7. Sustainable strategies and business ethics
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 18:30
73
B5. Invest in Europe
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 18:30
76
B4. Green changers
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 18:30

05.06.2014 - 20:00

77
GALA BUFFET & INNOVATION COMPETITION AWARDS
Ends:
05.06.2014 - 22:00

Day 3: Future vision Registration 8.30 - 11.00

The final day of the 2014 forum takes a visionary peek into the future. How can European and Russian expertise be combined to take today’s business to the next level, and ensure faster commercialisation of innovations? What are the new demands on leadership in the pursuit of green growth economy? Future trends are also discussed in the contexts of e.g. arctic dimension expertise and nanotechnologies. Speakers of the day include Minister Alexander Stubb and Pekka Viljakainen, Advisor to the President of Skolkovo at Skolkovo Foundation.

06.06.2014 - 09:00

78
PLENARY SESSION (III) : Commercialization of Green innovations
Ends:
06.06.2014 - 10:30

06.06.2014 - 10:00

84
B7. Networking village
Ends:
06.06.2014 - 14:30

06.06.2014 - 10:30

79
A8. From rejects to revenue - the future of resource efficiency
Ends:
06.06.2014 - 12:00
222
A9. Sustainable development - experiences of European companies in Russsia (AEB session)
Ends:
06.06.2014 - 12:00

06.06.2014 - 12:00

81
Energy Break
Ends:
06.06.2014 - 12:30

06.06.2014 - 12:30

82
A10. Arctic dimension expertise
Ends:
06.06.2014 - 14:00
83
A11. Leadership as one of the main tools for sustainable green growth economy
Ends:
06.06.2014 - 14:00

06.06.2014 - 14:00

85
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION (IV) : Green Innovative Future
Ends:
06.06.2014 - 15:30