31 May – 1 June 2018 in Skolkovo took place the 6th annual international startup conference of entrepreneurs and innovators Startup Village 2018
The Event brought together over a 1000 investors and 4500 startups. Over 150 interactive sessionы and master-classes were available for the visitors. During the conference were signed multiple agreements international companies, residents of Skolkovo and Skolkovo itself.
The institute of science and technology of Skolkovo signed an agreement with the Philips company which proclaims the opening of modern laboratory for the “Skoltech” students. JC “Helicopters of Russia” invested 300 million of Rubbles in Skolkovo Venture fund and agreed on creation of acceleration program for the relevant startups. S7 company invested 1 billion of Rubbles in creation of R&D center in Skolkovo and planning to start acceleration of the project. Also was signed an agreement on opening of research center of National Media Group. Center will be conducting R&D in the Big Data analysis and management field.
Speakers of Royal Philips, IBM, Yandex and other major companies talked about technologies, entrepreneurship and stories of success. Aco Vidovik from IBM spoke of chat-bots and demonstrated their purpose and implementation. Hans-Alois Vishman from Royal Philips explained the role of AI in healthcare and medicine of future. Shrada Agarval from Outcome Health shared her story of company development, talked about four pillars on which her company bases.
Besides that, during the Startup Village visitors could visit the exhibition of projects Startup Bazaar where young Russian teams presented their innovative ideas.
The first place in the contest of projects of early stage took Open Innovation Startup Tour company with “3D printing of composites” project. In the contest of companies with the main prize of 5 million rubles the best was GemaKor Labs with innovative product “Trombodynamik”.
Representatives of Innovative center "ISKRA" took an active participation in Startup Village discussed the projects on Startup Bazaar, talked with speakers and residents of Skolkovo.
Organized by Skolkovo fund international conference Startup Village 2018, which traditional accent is on networking, gathered over 15 thousand people on open-air.