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NEW DIGITAL NORMAL: THE NINTH OPEN INNOVATIONS FORUM TO BE HELD ONLINE

The ninth International Open Innovations Forum for innovational development will be held online due to the epidemiological situation and will be free for anyone. You can visit the exhibition and business program from October 19th to 21st on the website openinnovations.ru.

The organizers of Open Innovations Forum already have experience in hosting large online events. In May, the first technology online conference Startup Village Livestream ’20 in two days on the site alone gained 185 000 views, 107 000 of which are unique. The total number of views, including social networks, eventually exceeded 1.7 million.

Those who have already paid for tickets to attend the Open Innovations Forum at the Skolkovo Technopark will be refunded, and their registrations will be automatically transferred online. Both foreign and Russian experts will connect remotely, and session moderators will work from studios.

“Technologically and visually, the broadcast of the sessions of the Forum's business program will be more like a telebridge than a conference on Zoom with a large number of windows. It will be possible to ask questions directly to speakers during their speeches in special chats. Transfer to online format once again confirms that the norms of our life have really changed, and that we are all already in the “new digital normality,” — says Ekaterina Inozemtseva, CEO of the Skolkovo Forum.

Among the keynote speakers this year are: Meir Brand, Vice President of Google Inc, Jonathan Woetzel, McKinsey Global Institute Director, Lisa Deschamps, Senior Vice President of Novartis Gene Therapies, Dmitry Grishin, co-founder of Mail.ru Group, Johan Vekemans, Global Clinical Head of AstraZeneca, Maksim Akimov, CEO of Russian Post, Cyrill Gutsch, CEO and Founder of Parley for the Oceans, and many more.

The Forum’s traditional Startup Expo will also be held online. Networking will allow exhibitors not only to demonstrate their technological developments, but also to communicate with potential customers, suppliers and partners from anywhere in the world via the website.

To participate in the Open Innovations Forum, you must register on the website openinnovations.ru.