On 16 December 2015, the AEB Working Group on Modernisation & Innovations supported the 2nd meeting of the R&D Club of the French Embassy in Russia. The meeting took place at AEB Conference Room.
Aage V. Nielsen, Deputy Chairman of the Working Group on Modernisation & Innovations, provided a welcome speech and introduced the work of the AEB Working Group on Modernisation & Innovations.
Key-note speaker was Richard Burger, Counsellor for Research and Innovation at the Permanent Representation of the EU in Russia, who spoke on “Horizon 2020: Opportunities for cooperation with Russia”. Other speakers were Thierry Cellerin, President of the French Tech Russia – a governmental initiative for innovative French start-ups and companies abroad, Sergey Krzhanovsky, Technopark “Skolkovo”, who presented the annual meeting of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP), that will be held in Moscow in 2016.
The R&D Club was set up on the initiative of the French Embassy in Russia for French companies and groups in Russia working in R&D and innovation. The Club's objectives are the sharing of best practices, increasing the synergies between groups and to help French companies and groups working in R&D and innovation.
Photo: Richard Burger, Counsellor for Research and Innovation at the Permanent Representation of the EU and meeting participants.