The main guests, besides Vladimir Putin, were French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde. It was attended by 17,000 people from 143 countries. Within the framework of the forum, more than 100 events took place in various formats, 550 agreements were concluded in the amount of almost 2.4 trillion rubles. Major players traditionally meet at events of a similar format.
This year, a lot of attention was paid to innovation, youth entrepreneurship development and start-ups. This was the third day of the forum. The topics familiar to almost every modern businessman were touched on: new biotechnologies, blockchains, development of business incubators, investments in the quality and development of human capital, as well as opportunities to help young entrepreneurs.
It was a unique opportunity to see live talk with such Leaders of business management like Igor Rybakov, Oleg Tinkov, Kirill Kai – to listen to their thoughts about the realities of modern business in Russia. Certainly useful and informative was to meet such an outstanding-world futurist as Michio Kaku and to discuss not so distant future of new technologies.
The highlight of the program was the “Ideas for a Million” show, a large-scale All-Russian project on finding and supporting high-tech business talents, initiated by VEB bank in partnership with NTV, Skolkovo, IIDF and ASI. How to build a high-tech “unicorn company” hailing from Russia, but with an eye to the global market?
Several hundreds of innovative entrepreneurs of the country took part in the casting, the best 35 teams reached the final part of the project. Many participants will find their investors and receive invitations from Russian development institutions. i-Brain as one of the most advanced startups were also represented as participant of the show project. We believe that we managed to tell the essence of our project in an interesting and concise manner of the show. Thus, the project of the neuro-rehabilitation complex was widely publicized at the SPIEF-2018 and declared itself in “full growth”. This was one of the main tasks of i-Brain business delegation.
In the framework of business networking, representatives of the company Natalya Shemyakina and Gennady Kovalenko met with representatives of investment funds, rehabilitation centers and clinics, discussed the potential opportunities for cooperation and points of contact in the development of our technology.