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The delegation of the Voronezh region took part in the startup conference «Startup Village» in Skolkovo

From July 6 to July 7, the delegation of the Voronezh region took part in the major conference in Russia and the CIS «Startup Village», organized by the Skolkovo Foundation in collaboration with partners.

Regional delegation was headed by Deputy Governor - First Deputy Chairman of the government of the Voronezh region Andrey Revkov. The delegation also included Director of the Agency for investments and strategic projects Danil Kustov, Deputy Vice Rector for science and innovation of Voronezh State University Alexey Kharin, Director of the Innovative business incubator of Voronezh State University Alexander Khvan, Director of the Tourist Information Center of Voronezh Gennady Malysh.

The business program of the conference included more than 150 interactive sessions focused on researching technological trends, emerging markets, transformation of business models and integration of breakthrough technologies for business practice. The format of the event provides start-ups with open communication with top technological entrepreneurship and consultations.

Within the framework of the session «Digital Transformation in Travels» Gennady Malysh presented the project of inclusive tourism, implemented in the Voronezh region and also bring up a point of the necessity for digital technologies in the tourism sphere with account of needs for people with disabilities.

On the sidelines of the conference, Andrey Revkov also met with Alexander Okunev - head of the regional development department of Skolkovo.

The main topic of the meeting was discussion of main directions for mutually beneficial and long-term cooperation, as well as prioritizing for further interaction between innovative structures of the Voronezh region and Skolkovo Foundation. Following the meeting, our region was given a high rating as a promising site for the implementation of start-up projects.

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«Startup Village» is a unique platform where founders of startups and innovators meet successful entrepreneurs, investors, large technology corporations and government officials to discuss technological trends, ideas and the formation of a new generation of Russian entrepreneurs. The event is international and annually representatives of more than 20 countries take part. The conference was held for the fifth time this year.

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