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April 2019

Lipetsk takes a start-up tour

Lipetsk became the next city where I stopped the Open Innovations Startup Tour for two days.

“The main task of the tour is to take the idea of innovative entrepreneurship into the minds, hearts, hands of many thousands of young and not only young people who have the energy, talent, the desire to combine the results of scientific research and their entrepreneurial capabilities, their ability to communicate with people investors and customers, ”said Pekka Viljakainen, Advisor to the President of the Skolkovo Foundation, opening the event.


Holding a start-up tour should give impetus to the development of high-tech entrepreneurship in Lipetsk, the acting president is convinced. Mayor Yevgeny Uvarkin. “We hope that we will manage to form a team of leaders who will help to build a multi-structured economy in the regional center,” said Ms. Uvarkina. In her opinion, great prospects for growth in Lipetsk are associated with the service sector. And about. Mayor drew attention to interesting projects that are implemented by residents of the Lipetsk Technopark: “The task of the authorities is to support such projects. We are looking for the best. ”

The main event of the Startup Tour is the Startup Competition. It is conducted in three tracks: information technology, industrial and energy technology, biotechnology in medicine and agriculture. In Lipetsk, more than 180 applications were submitted to the project competition.