The Fair of Innovative Ideas and a roundtable meeting on problems related to innovation-concerned entrepreneurship are to be held in May 2010 in Minsk, Belarus. The events have been initiated in compliance with the State Programme for Support of the Small-Scale Entrepreneurship in Belarus for 2010 – 2012. The main organizers are the Business Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (BUEE), the Council for Development of Entrepreneurship in Belarus, the State Committee for Science and Technologies of the Republic of Belarus, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the Minsk Municipal Executive Committee. The main participants are the Belarusian Innovative Foundation, the Ekonomicheskaya Gazeta, the Republican Centre for Technology Transfer, etc.
The primary goal of the Fair is to make for effective commercialization of the advanced R&D products in the industrial sector and development of the market-oriented relations in the innovation-related domain.
The Fair of Innovative Ideas is to provide the environment for direct contacts between proprietors, developers, contrivers, innovators, rationalizers, scientific research institutes, design entities and other owners of high-intellect based products on one the hand and representatives of business circles, production enterprises and organizations, governmental agencies supervising the innovation-driven development of the national economy, on the other hand.
The agenda of the Fair provides for
- interactive presentations, discussions with the focus on innovations, marketing and sales thereof; negotiations with potential buyers;
- an exhibition of innovative development by the Association of Renewable Energy;
- an exhibition of this year’s winners of the 5th Republican Contest Technosphere;
- the roundtable meeting on development of innovation-concerned entrepreneurship.
The Fair will be held in the form of presentations, exposition of the R&D products that will have been selected by the Organizing Committee, based on expert appraisal of the offered innovations.
Preliminary applications for participation are to be submitted to the BUEE by 25 March 2010 by email firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax (+375 17 2982792), or by mail (22 Fabrichnaya St., 220033 Minsk).
The selection criteria, participation terms are posted here.
The Applicant Registration Questionnaire form can be downloaded from here.