Way to a high-tech breakthrough in 2023 was discussed at the International Forum of Inventors In’Hub 2022

October 08, 2022

Way to a high-tech breakthrough in 2023 was discussed at the International Forum of Inventors In’Hub 2022

At the beginning of October, the International Forum of Inventors and Innovators In’Hub 2022 was held in Novosibirsk. The event featured more than 200 projects from participants from all over Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Egypt, Iran and other countries. According to the voting results, 40 best works were awarded gold medals.

At the opening of the event, Governor of the Novosibirsk Region Andrey Travnikov expressed hope that the forum would give a new round of development to the dialogue between investors and inventors.

As part of In’Hub inventors got the opportunity to present their ideas to investors and business angels. The experts were representatives of the leading investment companies and funds of Russia, namely: Voskhod VC, ATEM Capital, Phystech Ventures, Venture Club Syndicate, Exploration by Combat, MTS Startup Hub, Innovation Promotion Fund (Bortnik Fund), Startech VC and International Fund for Technology Development (IFTD).

A separate pitching session was held for students of Russian technical universities and novice inventors who do not yet have patents. The projects shown covered a wide range of tech areas — including drones, electric motors, climate control devices, as well as devices for labor protection at mining enterprises.

Director of the UNIDO Centre in Russia (UNIDO CIIC) took part in the focus session „From knowledge transfer to technology transfer: How to make a high-tech breakthrough in 2023?“. In his speech, Sergey Korotkov spoke about the prospects for the exchange of experience with foreign colleagues and the transfer of technologies of Russian inventors through business missions, using the example of the UNIDO ITPO Japan.

_“The pooling of capacities and collaboration between various stakeholders around the world, including the public and private sectors, financial institutions and academia, is critical,” he said.
Reference: In’Hub is a set of events and a platform for cross-industry interaction between inventors, businesses and investors for the joint development of future technologies and their implementation in production. The project, initiated by Norilsk Nickel, was created with the support of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. The forum provided inventors and innovators from more than 20 countries with an opportunity for a good business start: they were able to meet representatives of large companies and investors, as well as exchange experiences._