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Russian-American Innovation Technology Week
June 14, 2012 @ 8:00 am - June 15, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
16th Semi-Annual Russian-American Innovation Technology Week
June 14-15, 2012
Russian-American Innovation Technology Week (RANIT) brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, venture capitalists, and established corporations within the American and Russian technology industries. RANIT, organized by the Mid-Atlantic – Russia Business Council (MARBC), supported by the City of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, State of New Jersey, Philadelphia U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Commercial Service, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, World Trade Center Delaware, Pennsylvania Bio, Bio New Jersey, Delaware Bio, University City Science Center, Select Greater Philadelphia, Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress, Ben Franklin Technology Partners,
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, Innovation America, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Association of the Russian Pharmaceutical Manufactures, Society of Professional Pharmaceutical Organizations, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs , Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Moscow Entrepreneurs Association, is the most significant semiannual event devoted to Russian-American technology and business cooperation.
Based on past success, RANIT is now held twice a year, and includes an increasing number of regional technology events, seminars, panel discussions, roundtable meetings, trade shows, conferences, and networking events. The 16th RANIT will highlight biotechnology, nanotechnology, and the pharmaceutical industry, and will conclude with participation in the world’s largest biotechnology exhibition, the 2012 BIO International Convention in Boston, MA. The Russian delegation that will take part in the 16th RANIT-BIO will consist of representatives from the foremost Russian companies in biotechnology and related industries.
Starting in Philadelphia, special events at RANIT-BIO will include a Welcoming ceremony and Russian-American Life Sciences Conference at Philadelphia City Hall on June 14-15, 2012. This conference, co-organized by the Mid-Atlantic – Russia Business Council and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and supported by Synovate Comcon, will explore the opportunities to build mutually-supportive partnerships between the U.S. and Russia in the sphere of innovative pharmaceutical development. The conference will consist of in-depth discussions of the investment climate and key policy issues for Russia and the U.S. The conference will also include a panel with representatives from the Health, Business Development, and Innova t ion Working-Groups of the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. The panel will provide an update on the status of ongoing activities in the Working Groups, including plans for enhancing collaboration between the United States and Russia in the areas of public health and biomedical research, and a discussion of policy priorities in these areas.
The Russian delegation will also visit the International Incubator at the Science Center, participate in a roundtable on the commercialization of innovations and a seminar on venture capital funds specializing in biotechnology, and meet with members of biotechnology associations from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
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