The third annual forum and exhibition 'Open Innovations' was held in Moscow on 14-16 October 2014, bringing together over 15 thousand participants from 70 countries. As the People’s Republic of China became an official partner country of the event, Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, was an honorable guest at the 'Open Innovations' Forum 2014.
This global discussion platform is dedicated to emerging technologies and to furthering innovation prospects and collaboration worldwide.
The business programme of the forum and exhibition featured over 160 events that brought together representatives of technological companies, academic and research communities, public authorities, investors, and innovators.
There is evidence of growing popularity of the forum: While in 2013, 286 startups were represented at the forum, in 2014, this number has risen to over 800, giving their representatives an opportunity to meet potential investors, to demonstrate R&D, to gain useful knowledge, and to exchange experience.
Key speakers at the forum included: Richard Roberts (New England Biolabs; Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1993); Kurt Wüthrich (EZH Zürich, Scripps Research Institute, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2002); Zhores Alferov (Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, academician, Nobel Prize in Physics (2000); Bertrand Piccard (Solar Impulse); Eckard Foltin (Bayer MaterialScience AG); Bo Andresson (ОАО «AVTOVAZ»); Dmitry Konov (ООО «SIBUR»; Guo Ping (Huawei); Henry Itzkovits (H-STAR Institute, Stanford University); Rubert Keely (Paypal); Dominique Fache (Sophia Antipolis), and numerous other representatives of research and business community.