VIII Russian Business Week

The VIII Russian Business Week was held on March 16-20, 2015. This event is considered to be one of the most important for the Russian Union of industrialists and entrepreneurs, because they discuss and form the proposals on actual directions of interaction between government and business.

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Project workshop on scientific and innovative activity modernization at University

From 30th to 31th October 2014, the project workshop “Modernization of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics’ scientific and innovative activity and specification of its development mechanisms” has passed at the Sun Glade (Zvenigorod, Russia).

During the project workshop, work was carried out in four groups. The first group leading by the Vice-Chancellor for Research Elena Zarova has suggested the mechanisms of increase in University’s scientific potential including the rating system mechanism. Updated indicators of organization departments’ rating system have been found by the other working group under the direction of Forecast and Analysis Division’s Head Olga Levshina. The presented results have caused a lot of debate and proposals to make adjustments.

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Russian Science Festival 2014

In Russia it has been started the Science Festival 2014, which became widespread in the world. For the first time the analogous event was held in Great Britain at the beginning of the XIX century. The event’s purpose was a slightly opening the science secrets to society. The Science Festivals held in the overwhelming majority of countries allow us to understand how the quality of life can be changed owing to research.

The first Russian Science Festival – had passed in Moscow in 2006 – was attended by over 20,000 people. In 2012, the All-Russian Science Festival – had already passed in 65 Russian regions – numbered more than 800,000 visitors. In 2014, the event takes place in 70 Russian regions. The heightened interest in the event can be explained the fact that from time immemorial people want to know that occurs in scientific laboratories.

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International Forum “Financial centers: Traveling around the world”

From October 7, 2014 to October 9, 2014 it has been conducted the International Forum “Financial centers: Traveling around the world” devoted to various aspects of countries’ economics functioning in the conditions of a modern economic and political situation.

During the event, it has been organized a series of events such as International scientific and practical conference “Global financial centers: modern integration processes”; International competition of business projects “From idea to implementation”; International competition for civil initiatives; Round table “Financial integration in the Eurasian Union: main trends and challenges”; Exhibition “World of financial products and technologies”; Workshops of business community.

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Enactus Russian Cup 2014

From May 27, 2014 to May 28, 2014 at the President Hotel it has been conducted the Enactus Russian Cup 2014. Top 22 Russian teams took part in the semifinal, but only top 6 teams met in the final.

Among the jury members were representatives of major International and Russian companies such as Ernst & Young (E&Y), KPMG, Unilever, Coca Cola Hellenic, Promsvyazbank, New Square, Industrial Innovation, Russian Railways, etc., as well as a representative of the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship in Moscow Denis Knyazev.

During two days, a serious fight was waged; strong entrepreneurial projects were demonstrated. But despite a difficult choice, the best teams have been identified: bronze winner has become the Maikop State Technological University team; silver winner has been chosen the team from the Nizhny Novgorod Management Institute of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; gold winner of the Enactus Russian Cup 2014 has been selected the team from the Sibai Institute of the Bashkir State University. This Bashkir teams in the fall of 2014 will represent Russia at the Enactus World Cup 2014 in Beijing. In this season, the victorious team presented the following ambitious projects:

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