Italo-Russian Forum-Dialogue

On October, 22 a round table discussion session titled 'The Way of adoption of universities" R&D projects into the economy: successful cases of cooperation between business and science in Russia and foreign Countries" was organized within the framework of the Russian-Italian Forum-Dialogue'  on the premises of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 

Alexander Linnikov, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, speaks at the session of the Russian-Italian Forum-Dialogue. 

Genry Sardaryan, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Politics of the MGIMO University, offered a welcoming address and spoke about the experience gained in building partnerships with the overseas universities, launching student exchange programs, and the opportunities of bilateral academic cooperation development. 

Ernesto Ferlenghi, President of Confindustria Russia, an association of Italian businessmen operating in the Russian Federation, Co-Chairman of the Forum, was the session moderator. He spoke about the key opportunities for the Russian-Italian cooperation development in the field of education, research, technology and innovation development. 

In turn, Vladimir Dmitriyev,  Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Trade of the Russian Federation, and Co-Chairman of the Forum, spoke about the two countries' business community members' cooperation development prospects, including cooperation in the field of advanced technology, research  organizations' interaction, scholars' and entrepreneurs' cooperation.  

During the round table discussion session, the participants discussed the prospects for developing Russian-Italian  and multilateral cooperation in  commercialization of research results and innovation introduction. Bilateral and multilateral cooperation success stories were also discussed. The parties also identified further cooperation areas.