6 – 7 June. Innovation Center «Skolkovo». The Fifth International Annual Start-up Village conference took place. During the exhibition, more 4000 technological businessmen and 1500 investors from more than 60 countries of the world took part.
The business program consisted of more than 100 sessions, seminars, lectures and business trainings. Experts from Russia and around the world gave lectures on how to attract investors, find new ideas and to develop new projects.
Within the conference different events took place, such as SUV Junior (a platform for realization of scientific and technical potential of young students, presentation of grants and educational programs from funds), AR/VR (demonstration of industrial exercise machines and simulators, virtual reality, flight simulation), SUV Matchmaking (an online platform, which made it possible for investors to make an appointment with different start-up companies), Technopark Fight Club (the first in history Technopark Fight, where each project had to make a 6 minute presentation in front of the judges, investors and other companies. At the end of the battle, the public and judges choose the winning Technopark).
The headlight of the program was Startup Bazar, which was a large open space exhibition of projects from all over the country, within which young teams have presented the perspective developments from prototypes to finished goods. Guests could see a wide range of projects, starting from bacterial fertilisers to devices of quantum cryptography, from digital radars to tablet incubators.
For the first time, the Pharm-Sintez.Lab also took part in Start-up Village and within the Start-up Bazar presented the innovative laboratory. Being one of the few residents of Skolkovo, who provide services of chemical synthesis, Pharm-Sintez.Lab has drawn a very broad attention of visitors and investors.