Perm entered the list of 10 Russian cities in which the Skolkovo Foundation holds an Open Innovations Startup Tour event for the selection of innovative projects. From January to April 2020, the Startup Tour will arrive in Vladivostok, Arkhangelsk, Ivanovo, Krasnoyarsk, Innopolis, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Tomsk and Krasnodar.
This year, the startup competition is held in three areas: information technology, biotechnology in medicine and agriculture, industrial and energy technologies.
Project participants will not only be able to show themselves, but also compete for grants. ER-Telecom intends to support Perm winners in the amount of 300,000 rubles. The main prize of the largest startup conference Startup Village 2020 will be 5 million rubles.
The honorary guests of the event in Perm were the Acting Governor of the Perm Territory Dmitry Makhonin, General Director of Lukoil-Perm Oleg Tretyakov, Minister of Information Development and Communications of the Perm Territory Igor Nikitin, General Director of Skolkovo Forum Ekaterina Inozemtseva, as well as President of ER-Telecom Holding Andrei Kuzyaev.