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Online session in the run-up to the EEF: science parks, innovation centres and clusters during the pandemic

1 July 2021
Онлайн-сессия в рамках подготовки к ВЭФ: научные парки, инновационные центры и кластеры в период пандемии

Development of high technologies is one of the most significant contributing factors in the economic growth of countries. The COVID-19 pandemic has become an unprecedented challenge for the entire planet and has had a massive impact on the development of science and technology. The global search for a solution, on the one hand, required billions of dollars in public and private investment and stimulated international cooperation. On the other hand, according to experts, the economic crisis caused by the pandemic will sharply reduce companies’ expenses on research and innovation, and governments will face numerous needs competing for financial support. These events can have long-term negative consequences for science and technology.

How is COVID-19 changing the present and future of innovation? How do research and innovation centres manage their activities under these conditions? What new technological trends and priorities are relevant? How will the global innovation policy and the mechanisms for the development of innovation systems change?

On 2 July 2021, in cooperation with the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, the Far East Development Corporation and the Roscongress Foundation, the Far Eastern Federal University will hold a regional online session in the run-up to the Eastern Economic Forum 2021. Participants of the event will discuss the important role of science parks, innovation centres and clusters in fighting the epidemic.

Moderator: Denis Kovalevich, Chairman of the Board, Technospark


Anatoly Bobrakov, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic

Nikita Anisimov, President, Far Eastern Federal University

Elena Kharisova, Vice President for Perspective Projects and New Infrastructure, Far Eastern Federal University; General Director, Foundation for the Development of Russky Innovative Centre of Science and Technology

So Young Kim, Director, Korea Policy Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Republic of Korea)

Sung-Pil Park, Master in Intellectual Property Programme, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Republic of Korea)


Sunguk Moon, Senior Vice President, KT Enterprise (Republic of Korea)

Chen Jin, Professor, Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (China)


Vladimir Knyaginin, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg; Vice President, Centre for Strategic Research

Alexander Generalov, General Director, Arnika Holding

Herbert Chen, Director, International Association of Science Parks; COO, Tsinghua University Science Park (TusPark)

The event starts at 16:00 Khabarovsk time (09:00 Moscow time).


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