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[TPS] Contact trip to Finland 18-20 November

Sun 12:00 AM - Thu 11:59 PM
Sun 18 Nov 2012 12:00 AM - Thu 22 Nov 2012 11:59 PM (UTC+03:00) Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd

Dear Companies of Skolkovo,

Welcome to discover the neighbor-country Finland, the its’ innovation ecosystem,
meet international investors, entrepreneurs and startups.

This is a special offer to companies from all the clusters of Skolkovo.


Join the visit to the city of Salo, a home of Nokia and one of the key cities of South-West Finland. South-West Finland is the third biggest region in Finland by population, known as a leading agricultural area with strong food production, marine and metal industries, strong shipbuilding (the best and biggest cruisers in the world), metal and electric industries form a strong cluster, strong IT sector and biocluster.

This region will be of special interest to Skolkovo companies from IT cluster, medicine and wellbeing, energy efficiency and renewable energy and telecommunications.

If you wish, you may also extend your trip to Finland until 22 November and participate in SLUSH 2012, Helsinki, one of the largest European entrepreneurship, startup and investor events – wonderful opportunity both in terms of learning, developing your network as well as potential for encounters that could help bring your business to the next level.



12 November, in Moscow

Half-a-day seminar before the trip: Internationalization of startups and doing business in Finland.

Place: Technopark Skolkovo, address: «Ural» Office Center, 100, Novaya str., Skolkovo village, Moscow Region, 143025, Russia


18-20 November, in City of Salo, Finland


Sun, 18 November Departure from Moscow by an evening plane to Helsinki. Bus meets at the Helsinki Airport, arrival to Salo at 20.30, registration at the Sokos Hotel Rikala (, briefing for Skolkovo companies, dinner


Mon, 19 November Innovation Forum at ASTRUM-keskus, Salorankatu 5-7, Salo Simultaneous interpretation Finnish/Russian

9.30 Press conference for Finnish and Russian media MoU signed between Skolkovo Technopark and Salo Business Center

10.00-11.00 Networking, visiting company displays, around 40 companies Coffee and local savory

11.00 Opening words, Pia Kähärä in Finnish and in Russian

11.05 Salo Mayor Antti Rantakokko

11.20 Skolkvo Technopark, business and experiences, Anna Nikina and one Skolkovo company

12.00 Rusnano, business and Future store concept

12.45 Lunch

13.45 Nokia Board Chairman Risto Siilasmaa

14.05 Company case, A Russian company operating in Finland What it takes, advantages, possibilities

14.20 Company case B, Konepaja Heinä Ltd., testing devices

14.35 Wrap up, questions, Closing ceremony

14.40 Coffee break

15.00-17.00 Prearranged one-on-one B2B business meetings and visiting company displays

18.30 Dinner with Skolkovo companies and Russian guests, representatives of Salo City, Salo Business Center, Finnish companies, Salo Chamber of Commerce, Salo Entrepreneurs


Tue, 20 Nov

10.00 Visit to Nokia and other company visits in groups depending on business interests

16.00 Bus to Helsinki. Two options: return to Moscow or stay in Helsinki and participate in SLUSH 2012


Optional addition:

Wed-Thu, 21-22 Nov Possibility to participate to SLUSH 2012, Helsinki, one of the largest European entrepreneurship, startup and investor events. More information attached and


Participation costs

Price for participation to the trip: 

5 000 RUB + 18% VAT per participant 

The price includes the following: 

  • Participation to seminar of 12 November in Moscow.
  • Participation to the whole business program in Salo.
  • B2B-contact search based on your requirements, for individual meetings and negotiations in Salo.
  • Interpretation to Russian language during the whole visit to Salo with all of its’ program elements, incl. individual B2B-negotiations.
  • Bus transportation Helsinki-Salo-Helsinki as well as during the joint business program in Salo.
  • Lunch and dinner in Salo.


Costs to be covered by the companies independently: 

  • Travel to and from Helsinki from your city in Russia.
  • Hotel in Salo for two nights. One night for a single room costs 90 Euros, incl. all tax charges and breakfast. One night for a double room costs 100 Euros, incl. all tax charges and breakfast.
  • Visas.


Optional possibility to extend the trip to attend SLUSH 2012 in Helsinki 21-22 November

The following costs are covered on behalf of participants

  • Participation fee to Slush 2012.
  • Hotel accommodation in Helsinki for three nights during Slush-event.



Deadline for registration is on Friday, 12 October. To register for the trip, please send the filled in registration form (see next page) together with the payment receipt based on the agreement to


Additional information
8 (495) 967 0148.




Dr. Anna Nikina
Head of Development, International Programs
T +7 (495) 967 0148 ext.2491
E an(at)