“City of Lappeenranta is pleased to welcome you to the 4th EU-Russia Innovation Forum to be held on June 4-6, 2014.

We look forward to meeting our returning friends and making new connections at the 4th Forum. The 4th EU-Russia Innovation Forum will be a truly European event at an interesting meeting point of the EU and Russia.

Lappeenranta, which is home to about 72,000 residents, is an international university city and the center of Southeastern Finland.  The city is the optimal location for this Forum due to its ideal geographical position as well as its recognized knowhow of Russia. Notable issues behind the Forum are the leadership of Lappeenranta University Technology (LUT) and it is our pleasure to host the Forum at LUT’s campus in summer 2014. 

Lappeenranta, our charming business and tourism destination on Lake Saimaa is also at its best during June and I believe that in addition to being professionally rewarding, the experience will also be a uniquely refreshing one."

"Welcome to Lappeenranta!”

Kimmo Jarva
Mayor of Lappeenranta

 "Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) welcomes both new and previous participants to join the 4th EU-Russia Innovation Forum. Based on the experience and concrete outcomes of the previous events, we are, once again, happy to contribute to building a scientific and commercial bridge between the EU and Russia.

Our academic expertise in the themes chosen for the forum provides insights into the topics of current interest discussed in the event. Along with the unique business matchmaking platform that the forum offers, this is sure to make the event a professionally rewarding experience. We are looking forward to hosting the forum and meeting all participants and partners on our lakeside campus, which serves as the venue for the next year's event!"

Ilkka Pöyhönen, Rector
Lappeenranta University of Technology