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27.05.2019 | Альбина Весина

Italy to take part in Start Up Village

ICHE Agency (Embassy of Italy, Department for the Development of Trade Exchange) for several years has been implementing numerous projects that contribute to the development of cooperation between Italy and Russia in the field of innovation and industry. The Italian National Innovation Foundation, which started its work this year, gives a new impetus to these prospects.



Thanks to close cooperation with the Skolkovo Foundation, Italy participates in the Start Up Village for the second time as a partner country with the support of the Moscow office of the ICHE Agency. The Italian pavilion dedicated to the most famous Italian "startup" Leonardo da Vinci, whose 500th anniversary is celebrated this year, will present the latest developments of 28 companies working in the field of IT, IoT, Biotech, Fashion Tech, New energies and Smart cities.


In order to strengthen cooperation, on the morning of May 29, the Director of the Moscow office of the ICHE Agency, Pier Paolo Celeste, and the Co-Chairman of the Board of the Skolkovo Foundation, Arkady Dvorkovich, will sign a cooperation agreement. The ceremony will be attended by the Italian Ambassador in Moscow Pasquale Terraciano.



Comments Pier Paolo Celeste, Director of the ICHE Agency in Moscow: "It is a great honor for Italy to be a partner country of the Start Up Village and to sign a cooperation agreement with Skolkovo, a key player in the field of innovation in Russia. Participation in this conference is the crown of a versatile program of initiatives of the Moscow office of the Agency ICHE in support of innovation, which this year has brought the innovation ecosystems of the two countries even closer. More than 20 representatives of Russian companies have visited Italy and participated in bilateral meetings between startups and investors, and an online newsletter dedicated to the innovative ecosystems of Russia and Italy contributes to raising awareness of players in the two markets.



During the ceremony, a cooperation agreement will also be signed between the Skolkovo Foundation and the Confartigianato Association of handicrafts and small enterprises of Vicenza province.


Comments Ekaterina Inozemtseva, CEO of ANO "Skolkovo Forum": "Italy has been our partner for the second year and selects the most interesting startups to participate in the event. We hope that many productive meetings will take place within the framework of the event.


Photos provided by the organizers.