19th Annual Russian-American Innovation Technology Week & Days of Russian-American Innovation Entrepreneurship Cooperation
2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council. The most significant MARBC-organized events will include 19th Annual Russian-American Innovation Technology Week (RANIT) from March 12-15, 2014 and Days of Russian-American Innovation Entrepreneurship Cooperation (RAVC 2014) from October 27-29, 2014. The 19th RANIT will include discussions with business leaders, policymakers, financiers, and technology corporations to promote technological cooperation between Russian and American businesses. RAVC 2014 will bring together entrepreneurs, scientists, venture capitalists, and established Russian and American corporations to explore and shape the field of innovation technology. RANIT and RAVC programs and activities are designed to help foster dialogue and cooperation. They are supported by nearly 30 leading American and Russian business and governmental organizations, including the administrations of the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Mid-Atlantic regional organizations focusing on international business, technology, innovations, and entrepreneurship. Russian delegations that will take part in these events will consist of representatives from the foremost Russian companies and educational institutions in innovation technology and related industries as well as senior federal and regional government officials.
The 19th Annual Russian-American Innovation Technology Week will take place in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic Region from March 12-15, 2014. Key Russian-American RANIT events will include the Russian-American Life Sciences Innovation Conference in Philadelphia on March 13 and Russian-American Innovation Technology, University Research & Commercialization Roundtable at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia on March 14.
The 2014 Russian-American Life Sciences Innovation Conference is a multi-industry event, highlighting increased involvement by key Russian and American policy-makers. The discussion will include policy changes that have come as a result of the “Comprehensive Program of Biotechnology Development in Russia to 2020” as well as Russia’s entry into the WTO in August 2012 and its effect on the Russian-American partnership in the life sciences industry.
Russian-American Innovation Technology, University Research & Commercialization Roundtable will feature discussions on new technology and university-related commercialization. A multi-country panel will discuss the current connection between university research commercialization and entrepreneurship in Russia, Israel, and the United States.
The Days of Russian-American Innovation Entrepreneurship Cooperation (RAVC 2014) will be held in Philadelphia from October 27- 29, 2014. As part of RAVC 2014, MARBC is organizing the Russian – American Technology Entrepreneurship Conference. MARBC is also facilitating Russian participation in the Mid-Atlantic Venture Conference (IMPACT 2014). IMPACT is one of the oldest venture capital events in the United States that gives the participants a unique opportunity to access private investors and the largest regional venture funds. Additional RAVC events will include a roundtable at the International Incubator at the Science Center, featuring presentations by company residents, including the first Russian company with an office at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia. The Science Center is the biggest and oldest urban technology park in the United States.
For further details about the 19th RANIT and RAVC 2014, please contact Val Kogan, President of the MARBC, by phone: (484) 467-7444, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the MARBC website: www.ma-rbc.org