FinNode Russia rewards winners of the BIT contest
Finnode Russia and Lappeenranta Innovation Oy are running the project “Finnish-Russian Innovation Cooperation – Commercialization of Innovations”.
The project receives funding from the Finnish Foreign Ministry neighborhood cooperation resources.
The project aims to create an identification – and commercialization mechanism for Russian innovations. The goal for the project is to support Russian entrepreneurs and companies, wishing to bring their innovative ideas to European markets and at the same time to create new business opportunities for Finnish companies by exploiting Russian innovations.
During the first year of project’s operation a number of high-tech cases has been identified and introduced to potential Finnish partners with excellent results – 5 companies from Russia has established their entities in Finland with the aim to enter European market.
In November 2011 Finnode Russia and Lappeenranta Innovation Oy organizes educational and matchmaking tour for talented young entrepreneurs - finalists of Russia’s biggest innovation contest BIT (Business of Innovative Technologies) from various regions of Russian Federation with possibility to meet private and governmental investors presented in Finnish market. The entrepreneurs will take part in MoneyTalks Forum, well known in Europe, which will be held in Otaniemi Espoo.
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Technopolis MoneyTalks® Forum Wins International Acclaim
The Technopolis MoneyTalks® Forum corporate financing matchmaking event won the Access to Finance category of the Enterprise Europe Network Best Practice Awards 2011. The winner was announced on September 28 at the network's annual conference in Warsaw.
The business financing event, arranged by Technopolis since 2007, was considered an excellent concept for promoting networking between SMEs and venture capitalists and acquisition of capital financing for companies by Europe’s largest international network of parties engaged in business development.
MoneyTalks® Forum ranked the best among an extensive range of candidates, which all of the approximately 600 organizations in the Enterprise Europe Network could present. SME business financing has become one of the most topical themes related to the growth and success of SMEs at the EU level.
“Increasing awareness of the event in the European business financing market as a result of winning the competition will create even better opportunities for Technopolis to increasingly attract international investors as well as foreign companies to invest in,” says Karita Huotari, Head of Strategic Matchmaking Services at Technopolis.
MoneyTalks® Forum is arranged as part of Technopolis matchmaking services twice a year. During its history, the MoneyTalks® Forum has had, on average, 150 one-on-one meetings between entrepreneurs and investors per event, along with several meetings between companies. The business ideas with the most potential will also be given an opportunity to give seven-minute pitches to all investors. With the Enterprise Europe Network and the expansion of the Technopolis group, the event will also become increasingly international.
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