AIRR at Startup Tour 2024

26 March2024
AIRR at Startup Tour 2024

On March 28, Startup Tour 2024 will begin in Khanty-Mansiysk - the Skolkovo federal project aimed at searching for innovative developments. The event will include panel discussions, educational sessions, as well as a competition for startup teams from Ugra and regions of the Ural Federal District. The speaker of the panel discussion “Innovative scientific and technological centers (ITNCs) as drivers of development of small technology companies” will be the head of the regional direction of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR) Dmitry Mitroshin.

The startup tour has been held since 2011 and is the only large-scale project of its kind in Russia and the CIS countries to search for promising innovative developments, develop the competencies of aspiring startup teams, and popularize innovative technological entrepreneurship. This year, Startup Tour events will be held in six cities of Russia, the baton will be taken over from Khanty-Mansiysk by Omsk (April 9), Togliatti (April 18), Rostov-on-Don (April 25), Izhevsk (April 27) and Lipetsk (April 16). May).

Traditionally, the competition is held in three areas: information technology, biotechnology in medicine and agriculture, as well as industrial and energy technologies. The winners of the grand final will receive a prize of 300 thousand rubles, and the most promising project of the information technology competition will receive a grant of 400 thousand rubles for the services of a cloud provider. All participants in the finals will be able to apply for the status of a resident of Skolkovo and the Ugra Technopark, and will also receive tickets to the Startup Village conference in Skolkovo. Semifinalists will have the opportunity to complete the Fast Track program for free, reports.

On March 28 in Khanty-Mansiysk, as part of a panel discussion, a discussion of the work of innovative scientific and technological centers (ITNCs) will be held. The head of the regional direction of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia Dmitry Mitroshin will talk about interregional interaction, which is the basis for high-tech development of territories, First Deputy Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug Alexey Zabozlaev about the work of the UNITY PARK INTC, Director of the Novosibirsk Regional Foundation for the Support of Science and Innovation Activities » about cooperation between the scientific community, government and business on the site of the Novosibirsk Akademgorodok. The discussion will be moderated by the Director of the Department of Science and Education, Skolkovo Foundation.

At other events of the Startup Tour in Ugra, it is planned to discuss the creation of an ecosystem of technological entrepreneurship around Ugra universities, organize a mentoring session “Checklist for a technology startup”, and present the competition of the Innovation Promotion Fund “Student Startup”. You can learn more about the Startup Tour 2024 program in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra at the link -

Let us recall that the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra joined the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR) in 2022 at the site of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The decision to join Ugra in the Association was made after an expert assessment of the economic indicators of the district. The range of topics for cooperation is large, first of all, the development of innovation and knowledge-intensive business, interregional cooperation, and youth policy issues.