UNOVUS-2018 Forum in Tomsk on11-13 October
31 июля, 10:56
Governor Sergey Zhvachkin authorized the dates and the concept for the UNOVUS-2018 forum. It will take place on 11-13 October with a motto «Forum of New Solutions» and will be dedicated to the development and implementation of a pilot region model for Scientific and Technological Development Strategy of Russia.
«This year, UNOVUS will transform into a practice ground of team work on Development Strategy priorities, as well as on tasks of the program «Digital economy». The expected outcome will be options for solving the problems, set by our industrial partners, new services and products, ideas, projects, strategies», - Deputy Governor for economy Andrey Antonov commented on Governor’s decision.
UNOVUS-2018 will include new forms of interaction: instead of traditional panel discussions, round tables and presentations there will be workshops, networking and design sessions, art-residencies. It will be a meeting site for representatives of major Russian businesses, teams of universities and scientific organizations, technology businesses, members of the School of Principal Investigators. Main work streams are digitalization of production, smart materials, “green” chemistry, knowledge management and others.
Garmonia arena is planned to be the venue for the Forum opening and final presentations of team work results. The sites will be located in Tomsk universities, companies, special economic zone, Boiling point space.
Various events, open sites for new technologies demonstration, program for children and youth in Quantorium hi-tech park, concerts and techno-performance will be open to public in Tomsk during the Forum days. Science Slam battle and finals of the youth team competition Science Game are satellite events of the Forum.
Scientific and Technological Development Strategy was approved by the President of the Russian Federation on 1 December 2016. Tomsk region and Novosibirsk region have been selected as pilot regions for the implementation of the Strategy in March, 2018.