The opening of the first free Innovative business accelerator took place in the co-working "Rubin", located at the address: Rostov-on-Don, Teatralny, 85, O.
The program of an innovative business accelerator includes conducting training activities, consulting services and assisting in attracting investments in projects of donor innovators.
The initiator and customer of the program's events was the Department of Economics of the City of Rostov-on-Don, the performer is the autonomous non-profit organization of education and science "Firon".
The event was attended by 60 Rostov young scientists and representatives of innovative business companies living in Rostov-on-Don and operating in the field of scientific research and technological innovation. The format of training is part-time - a combination of face-to-face lectures and online webinars.
At the opening ceremony, Svetlana Kambulova, Deputy Head of the Administration of the City of Rostov-on-Don, addressed the participants with a welcoming speech. She noted that it is strategically important for the city to support high-tech companies, to build a favorable environment for start-ups, for the rapid introduction of new developments in production. It is for this purpose that an accelerator has been launched for innovators, which will provide services for the commercialization of the results of scientific and technical activities by presenting them to investors and financial support institutions.
Director of the autonomous non-profit organization of education and science "Firon" Inna Shengof spoke about the program of innovative business accelerator, as a result of which participants will gain knowledge in the field of project work, developing business plans for their projects and creating a unique proposal.
According to the results of the successful completion of the training program, 25 participants will move to the consultation phase to carry out individual work on preparing a project for a demonstration day to investors. At the next stages - a demonstration day and a stage of project support will also be carried out competitive selection.
As a result of the passage of all stages of the innovative business accelerator program, selected projects will be sent to financial institutions or funds for consideration for grants, loan funds or investor funds.
General Director of the Innovation Agency of the Rostov Region NP Anna Pushenko expressed the need to support and promote the projects of talented youth and innovative companies.
Recall, the Innovation Agency of the Rostov Region is the leading object of the regional innovation infrastructure, which provides comprehensive support and assistance to innovative companies at all stages of development.