11.07.2012 - 12.07.2012 | St. Petersburg, Russia
The objective of the Conference was to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities of EU-Russia R&D and Innovation collaboration. The major focus was set on describing the existing European innovation policy instruments, sharing the experience of some most innovative EU countries. At the end of the meeting, the results from the round table discussion were entrusted to the organizing committee to bring them to the leadership of the Ministry of Education and Science.The conference brought together European and Russian experts and policy makers to discuss how European instruments can affect the Russian innovation system and to identify specific areas of common interests in innovation.
The event focussed on:
The long-term goal of the conference was to create a basis for a standing Strategic EU-Russia Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation Cooperation. Similar bilateral forums between EU and US, China, and India already exist or are in the process of developing as pilot projects.
Participants in the conference included representatives of the Directorate of Research and Innovation of European Commission, the Executive Board of the European Research Council, and the European Union Mission in the Russian Federation.
The proposals of the Round Table are availble in Russian.