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If you have developed a new technology or device and are looking for an investor or a team for your project, the BIT Siberia 2010 competition is your unique chance.

The competition welcomes young and aspiring specialists in economy, law and engineering science – everyone who wants to learn to work with innovation-driven projects and gain new experience as a team member.

The 2010 season is third for the “Business of Innovative Technologies in Siberia” competition. Year after year it draws more and more attention from regional authorities and science and business communities.

The competition was held for the first time in 2008 attracting over 90 participants from the Tomsk region. In 2009 BIT Siberia has extended its geography to reach over 140 participants from seven regions of Siberia: Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Omsk, Kemerovo and Irkutsk.

This season BIT Siberia 2010 makes yet another step forward.

First, the competition is the first (and as of yet – the only) event to receive support from the Russian Venture Company (www.rusventure.ru), a state-owned company which promotes venture investment and provides financial support for the high-tech sector. It means that goal-oriented participants of BIT Siberia get the real opportunity to draw attention of some of Russia’s venture funds.

Second, in 2009, for the first time in its 7-year long history, the national BIT competition in Moscow has given its first prize to a team from Siberia, Tomsk. The fact demonstrates that the quality of Siberian projects equals, if not surpasses that of projects from Moscow or St. Petersburg.

Third, in 2010 for the first time the Final event of BIT Siberia will be held in Krasnoyarsk and not in Tomsk, the city where the competition originated. The event will be arranged so that it coincides with the VII Krasnoyarsk Innovation Forum.

What makes BIT Siberia 2010 stand out among other competitions with similar goals is that it focuses on project and team development rather than on simple evaluation of raw projects. The foundation stone for the competition is its four-month long free educational program.

This educational program is the highlight of BIT Siberia. Where else could a young Siberian scientist or developer attend a lecture by the leading businesspeople, such as Vladimir Antonets, CEO  of the Nizhny Novgorod High-Tech Agency and a professor of ANE (Academy of National Economy), or Vladimir Zinov, the dean of the Technology Business Department of ANE (the answer is – in Krasnoyarsk, October 10 to December 31), or Kendrick White, Marchmont Capital Partners, or Denis Pryanishnikov, Stock Exchange Market of the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (the answer is – in Tomsk, November 2009 to January 2010).

The educational program includes lectures, business games, a series of trainings and practical lessons with business-projecting software systems.

And finally, all the projects are evaluated from the point of view of a potential investor. All judges, when giving their opinions on the projects, have to answer the question: would they personally invest in the given project? – an approach which is unique for Russia.

It is this approach that makes it possible for a third-year student from Tomsk to raise 500 000 dollar from private investors (Dmitry Klimenko, sTs project, the winner of BIT Siberia 2008, http://3dbin.com), or for a team of five scientists to make their high-tech business a spotlight of investors’ attention (R&D Mechatronica-PRO, the winner of BIT 2009, http://mechatronica-pro.com).

That makes it possible for us to call the BIT Siberia competition the keystone to the innovation cluster in Siberia.

For more detailed information on the competition please visit the Organizer’s web-site: OJSC IMC FiBr (http://fibr.ru/).


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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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