ARCCoM Fall 2015 International Event – Part I

ARCCoMI was a speaker and panelist at the ARCCoM Fall 2015 International Innovation event.   This event hosted representatives from Russia, Europe, and North America to participate in a dialogue about B2B collaboration and building Innovation Corridors for start-ups to collaborate with markets internationally.  The event began on Oct 8th, hosted at the Carlson School of Management and included daytime sessions and evening social/culture events over several days.  Speakers at the event included Corporate, Academic,  State Government, Federal Government, Innovation Practitioners, Innovation Center Executives, and Start-up speakers.  Below is the event agenda, content and speakers.  I will expand on the learnings in a second blog post.

October 8, Thursday, CSOM, room 2-206 8:30 am – 9:00 am – Registration and light breakfast

9:00 am -10:20 am – Greetings and introductory remarks

  • Anatoli Korkin, Chairman of ARCCoM, St Paul, MN, Welcome and introduction
  • Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State (2007-2015) and President/CEO, Minnesota World’s Fair Bid Committee, St Paul, MN, Introductory remarks
  • Alexander Stadnik, Russian Trade Mission, Washington D.C., introductory remarks
  • Thomas Bruns, United States Commercial Service, Washington D.C., Introductory remarks
  • Steve Riedel, Minnesota Trade Office, St Paul, MN, Minnesota trade with Russia: Current status and opportunities
  • Jamshed Merchant, Consul General of Canada, Minneapolis, MN, Introductory remarks Vladimir von Tsurikov, Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, MN, Museum of Russian Art mission in international cultural exchange

10:20 am -10:40 am – Coffee break
10:40 am -12:00 pm – Business opportunities and technology innovations

  • John Pournoor, 3M Corporation, St Paul, MN, Solving National Needs and Creating Public Value
  • Robert Gaiiuliin, Tatarstan Trade Mission, Washington D.C., Business opportunities in Tatarstan
  • Vasily Kutsakov, Skolkovo Foundation, Moscow, Russia, Skolkovo Foundation: How experts and enterprises abroad can get involved
  • Todd Lefko, International Business Development Company, Minneapolis, MN, Possibilities in the Russian water sector

2:00 pm – 3:20 pm – Technology innovations and academic partnerships

  • David Williams, Cheval Partners, Minneapolis, MU,Building innovation ecosystems- durable business services to support and grow innovation
  • Kendrick White, Marchmont Capital, Nizniy Novgorod, Russia, Connecting Russian universities to global business – the new International Proof of Concept Association (IPOCA) as a mechanism to develop cross country collaboration
  • William Petuskey , Arizona State University, AZ, Opportunities for internationaleducation, research and technology innovations at Arizona State University
  • Liliya Kiryanova and Sergey Zamyatin, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia, Partnership opportunities with Tomsk Polytechnic University
  • Yuri Kistenev and Aleksandr Zamyatin, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia, Partnership opportunities with Tomsk State University

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm – Coffee break

3:40 pm – 5:00 pm – US – Russia partnership proposals and opportunities

  • Leonid Grichiner, Russian Publishing House “Zerkalo”, Minneapolis, MN, Introduction to Russian-speaking business community in Minnesota
  • Alexandra Johnston, DFJ Aurora, San Francisco, CA, Russia-USA business
  • Partnership: A view from Silicon Valley
    Vlad Pavlov, RollApps, Palo Alto, CA, rollApp’s experience of offering application virtualization platform in the USA and Russia: similarities and differences between the two markets
  • Alexander Shalumov, Presidential Academy of national Economy and Public
  • Administration, Automated system ASONIKA for electronic device design and reliability:Expending international research and business opportunities
  • Tatiana Tatarchevskly, University without Borders, New York, On-line education and social entrepreneurship: Internet platforms for international collaboration
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Reception and concert @ St Petersburg restaurant, address: 3610 France Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

October 9, Friday 10:30 am – noon; CSOM, room 1-127

  • Thomas Bruns, United States Commercial Service, Washington D.C., Overview on Russia market and economy
  • David Edmiston, United State Commercial Service, Minneapolis MN, Overview on Commercial Services Organization and examples of facilitating international business
  • Round table discussions on Russia’s water and wastewater treatment Sector.
  • Moderators: Steve Riedel, Minnesota Trade Office, and Todd Lefko, International Business Development Council.

1 pm – 2:30 pm; CSOM, room 1-135

  • Panel on E-Learning as a Vehicle for U.S.- Russian Collaborative Projects in Social Entrepreneurship, Education, and Science
  • Moderators: UMN, UMD, University without Boarders

2:30pm – 4:30 pm; CSOM, room 1-135

  • Panel on International Corridors and Innovation Centers
  • Moderators: David Williams, Cheval Partners;  Kendrick White, Marchmont Capital

See images from the event at:

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