The Mid-Atlantic-Russia Business Council Hosts
5th Semi-Annual Russian-American Innovation Technology Week
Philadelphia, PA - The Mid-Atlantic – Russia Business Council and Innovation Philadelphia will host the 5th Russian-American Innovation Technology Week from November 13-21, 2006. The Semi-Annual Russian-American Innovation Technology Week (RANIT) is designed to bring together entrepreneurs, scientists, venture capitalists, and established corporations within the U.S. and Russian technology communities. Based on the success of past events, RANIT is now held twice a year, and it includes an even greater number of regional technology events, seminars, panel discussions, roundtable meetings, trade shows, conferences, and networking events. The 5th RANIT will also include events held in celebration of the 300-year anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin, who was the first American member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Russian delegations representing the best Russian technology companies will take part in the various events of the 5th RANIT.
RANIT is supported by leading regional businesses and governmental organizations, including the administrations of the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the States of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional organizations focusing on international business and technology development. John F. Street, the Mayor of Philadelphia, has officially proclaimed the Semi-Annual Russian-American Innovation Technology Week in Philadelphia.
For the first time, the 5th Semi-Annual Russian-American Innovation Technology Week will open in Boston on November 13-14 in conjunction with the 10th Russian Investment Symposium, the largest Russian-American investment event in the United States, organized by the International Economic Alliance. Against the backdrop of Russia's chairmanship in the G8, the Russian Investment Symposium is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its inception at Harvard University. As part of the opening of the 5th RANIT, MARBC will facilitate a Russian-American biotechnology meeting, present the achievements of the Russian biotechnology industry, and discuss the MARBC-organized Russian program for BIO-2007, the largest biotechnology industry event in the world, which will be held in May 2007 in Boston.
The 5th RANIT will focus on information technology, biotechnology, alternative energy technology, robotics, chemical engineering, safety and security technologies, venture capital, technology in education, and entrepreneurship. Following the opening in Boston, the program will continue in Philadelphia. Events in Philadelphia will include Russian participation at Philadelphia ITEC, one of the nation’s largest series of regional business technology events, the Chemical Heritage Foundation 2006 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture with Ralph J. Cicerone, President of the US National Academy of Sciences, the Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures, and the 10th Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference on November 16-17.
On November 20-21, the Russian delegation will gather in Philadelphia for the main events of the 5th Russian-American Innovation Technology Week. On November 20th, the Russian delegation will participate in a welcoming ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall, followed by the MARBC’s 2nd Annual Russian-American Technology Entrepreneurship Conference.
Additional events during the 5th Russian-American Innovation Technology Week will include a visit at the International Incubator at the Science Center and a meeting with venture capital industry representatives. There will also be a RANIT program on technology in education, organized by the MARBC to develop further cooperation and communication between Russian and American universities and industry. The 5th RANIT will end with a closing reception at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia on the November 21.
“The focus of the Russian-American Innovation Technology Week is to help introduce Russian companies to America’s technology business and venture capital communities,” said Val Kogan, President of the Mid-Atlantic Russia Business Council. “The Semi-Annual Russian-American Technology Week will help match advanced Russian technology and engineering talent with American entrepreneurial and managerial skills. Many companies in the Mid-Atlantic region are finding Russian counterparts and are developing successful business ventures. We hope it will ultimately establish the Mid-Atlantic region and the U.S. East Coast as a major partner for Russian technology companies and a premier center of Russian-American technology cooperation.”
For further details about the 5th Semi-Annual Russian-American Innovation Technology Week, please contact Val Kogan, Mid-Atlantic-Russia Business Council, by phone: (215) 708-2628, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the MARBC website at: http://www.ma-rbc.org.