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November 22, 2019

VEB Ventures will be a strategic partner of the Global Technology Leadership Forum

VEB Ventures will be a strategic partner of the "Global Technology Leadership" forum, which will be held from 5 to 7 December in Sochi. The objective of the discussions will be to identify the key needs of all venture market participants to form an effective digital technology policy aimed at achieving leading positions in the global high-tech market.

On the first day of the forum, VEB Ventures CEO Oleg Teplov will moderate the discussion "Synergy for Global Leadership. Digital Technology Policy". The session participants will discuss how the existing formats of interaction between development institutions and corporations meet the interests of the parties and whether the logic of the free market works for this kind of interaction. Among the speakers are Boris Glazkov, Vice President of Rostelecom; Timur Burunbayev, Head of the Project Office for Digital Economy at Rostech; Alexander Khlunov, General Director of the Russian Science Foundation; and Kirill Varlamov, General Director of the FRI.

On the second day of the forum VEB Ventures will organize a panel session "Corporations and Cooperation". The main topic of discussion is corporations' work with young technology companies. Startups will share their experience of interaction with large businesses, and corporations will answer the question: what do industrial and industrial giants expect from technological teams, universities and the state? The session will be attended by representatives of PJSC "Rosseti", SC "EFCO", Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

"Today the topic of global leadership has become particularly topical. Russia has all the prerequisites to take a leading position in the global technology race, and our main advantage is unique human capital. But in order to produce advanced solutions that can compete on the global market, it is necessary to expand and improve the system of support mechanisms. All this requires well-functioning coordination between state and non-state market participants. It is the formats of interaction between different players that we will discuss at the forum. I am sure that the results of the discussions will find application in real life and will allow to increase the efficiency of instruments for support of technological projects in Russia", - said Oleg Teplov, CEO of VEB Ventures.

Forum "Global Technology Leadership" is organized by RVC and the STI Platform with the support of the Russian Government. The key topics of the forum are formation of Russia's technology policy for the next decade, evaluation of the results of scientific and technological development, definition of Russia's role and leadership potential in the global technology agenda and formation of the strategy of the National Technology Initiative for 2020-2025," said Oleg Teplov, CEO of VEB Ventures.

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