On February 2–3 Khabarovsk hosted a two-day Open Innovations Startup Tour 2017 organized by Skolkovo (Russian ‘Silicon Valley’). The event consisted of a number of panel and roundtable discussions as well as master classes.
The second day’s focus was given to pitch sessions of innovation projects in IT, biological/medical and industrial tracks. More than 30 companies from the Russian Far East participated in the competition.
— Khabarovsk Krai became one of the 14 locations for such a large-scale event as Open Innovations Startup Tour 2017. OISP contributes greatly to promotion of innovations and helps provide a good example of how to commercialize innovation projects. Every project presented today has interesting prospects and some of them — major export prospects, — commented Ivan Sukhanov, member of the jury, Head of Khabarovsk Krai Export Center.
As a result of the pitch sessions, 3 winners from each track are going to participate in the national finals in Startup Village in summer 2017.