European millions for Tomsk innovations


“One cannot invest from afar without knowing the local culture” – this principle is fundamental for the European Tech Tour. This and many other issues were discussed today in the Government of Tomsk Region during the meeting with Sven Lingjaerde, the President of the European Tech Tour Association.

Tech Tour is a three-day event where high-tech companies present themselves to European investors. Investors visit the country they are interested in to look through as many businesses as possible in a few days. The European Tech Tour Association (ETT) organizes the event annually in different Europeans countries – Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Norway etc. The Russian Tech Tour will be held for the second time, its sessions taking place in Moscow, Kazan and Tomsk on September 23, 24 and 25.

Two members of the Selection Committee will be representing Tomsk: Nikolay Badulin, General Director of Innovation Management Company FiBr, and Sergei Melchenko, Director of the Tomsk Technology Transfer Center.

According to Konstantin Fokin, President of the Russian Tech Tour 2009, a Tech Tour event usually lasts for 1.5 day, but in Russia it will last for 3 days in order to cover the wider geography and view more businesses. However, the selection procedure will be more complicated. The standard procedure of review by two members of the Selection Committee is now complemented by a semifinal screening. In the semifinal 50 companies will have a chance to present themselves to the Committee face to face. Half of them will be selected to present during the Tech Tour.

The deadline to submit applications is July 1 when the selecting process begins. By July 15 the Committee will announce the semifinalists who will have 2 more weeks to perfect their presentations before presenting them to the Selection Committee in August. To cut down on the applicants’ transportation expenses, it will be possible for them to present by means of a videoconference.

Today the venues for the Russian Tech Tour in Tomsk will be selected. According to Alexei Baryshev, Depury Governor of Tomsk Region, it is possible that a special session will be held for those businesses from Tomsk which do not qualify for the event.

Among the companies who have already submitted their applications are Elecard Devices, Electropulse, Sibovar, Mikran, Leader-Progress, FiBrA and others. Sven Lingjaerde, the founder and the President of the ETT says that about 60% of business at the event are at the stage of expansion, 40% - at the stage of seed or start-up. It is traditional to view a few pre-IPO businesses.

The Russian Tech Tour is a chance to present your company to investors free of charge. It is also a perfect opportunity to meet and communicate with the investors personally.

It should be noted that at least one company from Tomsk has already qualified for the semifinal of the Russian Tech Tour. It is the winner of the BIT 2009 competition, “Mechatronika-Pro” with their project “Operating environment for customized chips for mechatronic modules control in robotic systems”.

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  • Friday, November 18 – OJSC IMC FiBr and MICEX Stock Exchange has signed the Sponsorship contract for the Business of Innovation and Technology in Siberia competition. The MICEX Stock Exchange will be supporting the competition as the Title Sponsor.
  • Four Tomsk companies have qualified to present during the Russian Tech Tour session in Tomsk on September 25.
  • “One cannot invest from afar without knowing the local culture” – this principle is fundamental for the European Tech Tour. This and many other issues were discussed today in the Government of Tomsk Region during the meeting with Sven Lingjaerde, the President of the European Tech Tour Association.
  • Today results of judiciary voting in the Russia-wide Business of Innovative Technologies competition were announced. Thus was determined the list of finalists.
  • The second part of the educational program of “Business of Innovative Technologies in Siberia 2009” is starting on April 11 in Tomsk.
  • The “Iron Entrepreneur” series of games has come to an end. The last of them was held in Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk.
  • The “Iron Entrepreneur” business game was held in the Center for Development of Innovation Competence in Novosibirsk last weekend. Next stop is Krasnoyarsk!
  • The list of finalist teams will be published on March 30.
  • Group of Companies “INTALEV” will be holding Management forum “The period of change: searching for new solutions” in Tomsk on April 2.
  • Judges start their work on March 18.
  • Two lectures in “Development of a marketing plan” will be held on March 10 and 13. The author is Felix Katzman.
  • The lecture on “Basics of financial decision-making” will be held on March 7 at 16.00. Its author is Mikhail Kaz. The lecture will be held within the framework of the “BIT Siberia 2009” educational program.
  • The management-and-action game “Effective entrepreneurship: resources and potential” was held within the framework of “BIT Siberia 2009”.
  • Is there a universal solution for any problem? In his lecture on system analysis, which was held in the TUSUR Student Business-Incubator “Druzhba” on February 25, Felix Tarasenko answered this question. The lecture has been held within the framework of the educational program of the “Business of Innovative Technologies in Siberia 2009” competition.
  • The management-and-action game “Effective entrepreneurship: resources and potential” will be held in the Student Business-Incubator “Druzhba” (147 Krasnoarmeiskaya st., room 106) on February, 28 at 10.30.
  • The lecture on “System analysis” will be held in the TUSUR Student Business-Incubator “Druzhba” (147 Krasnoarmeiskaya st., room 106) on February, 25 at 17.30. The lecture is a part of the open educational program of “BIT Siberia 2009”.
  • The “Your own startup” lecture by Tatiana Sokolnikova was held in the TUSUR Student Business-Incubator “Druzhba” on February, 21.
  • The “Your own startup” lecture will be held in the Business-Incubator “Druzhba” on February, 21 at 12.00.
  • The lecture on “Enhancing investment attractiveness of a project by means of intellectual property protection” will be held in Wednesday, February, 18.
  • How should a million rubles be spent? Last weekend participants of a seminar on “Strategies of decision-making and negotiating” tried to answer this question. The seminar was held within the framework of the educational program of “BIT Siberia 2009”.
  • On February, 26 the Business-Leaders Investment Forum will be held in business center “GRINVICH”, officially supported by the London Stock Exchange, Novosibirsk Region Administration and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • On-line conference with Nikolay Badulin, the General Director of OJSC IMC “FiBr”, on the NGS.ru site will be held on February, 12 at 12.00.
  • Nikolay Badulin, the General Director of OJSC IMC “FiBr”, has joined the Selecting Committee of the second Russian Tech Tour which is to be held in Russia in September-October 2009. Tomsk is a candidate city to be a ground for selection of the best projects for investments.
  • The seminar on “Strategies of decision-making and negotiating” will be held on February, 14 at 14.00. The venue is the Student Business Incubator “Druzhba”
  • “Innovation enterprise: attracting investment” was the theme of the first lecture within the framework of the educational program of the “Business of Innovative Technologies in Siberia 2009” competition. The lecture was held in the Student Business Incubator “Druzhba”.
  • “Innovation enterprise: attracting investment” will be the theme of the first lecture which will be delivered on February 7, 2009 in Tomsk. The lecture will open the first stage of the educational program of the “BIT Siberia 2009” competition.

       
       
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