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18 August, 2015
Open Innovations Forum has launched the ‘Creating the Future’ startup contest!

Today the ‘Creating the Future’ startup selection has been launched for Open Innovations Forum and Technology Show, the largest Russian technological and scientific event of the year. The event will take place at VDNH from October 28 to November 1. The Forum is expected to be visited by more than 12 thousand people and Show visitors are preliminary estimated as more than 30 thousand people. 

One of Forum’s missions is to find and select the best startups in five categories: industry and new technologies, habitat (urban studies), health, education and entertainment. Contest winners will get a chance to present their projects to general public, venture investors, and representatives of state authorities as part of daily theme-based sessions. 

Any founder of the startup or young business corresponding to Forum’s topics can apply for the contest. 

Following the results of selection, 25 best projects will have a master class on pitch-presentations and will get an opportunity to perform for free at the Forum as part of Open Stage session. Another 35 projects will be selected to participate in the exhibition startup-zone on special terms. 

Project selection within the ‘Creating the Future’ contest will be held in two stages. At the first stage young companies are offered to submit an online application for participation on startup.forinnovations.ru. Following examination of applications, an expert team will select the most interesting and promising startups that will go forward to a second face-to-face stage of selection. Face-to-face selection will be held as online and on-site presentations as well as skype-interviews with the representatives of the project. 

Selection will result in the list of 25 finalist projects to participate in the Forum and 35 finalist projects to participate in the exhibition as part of Open Innovations Technology Show 2015. 








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