On the TV channel Russia-1 there was an issue of the program "Vesti St. Petersburg"

On January 5, the Russia-1 TV channel released an issue of the program "Vesti St. Petersburg", where Koroleva E. B. and Krylov B. S. gave comments on changing the procedure for receiving waste at landfills in Russia.
Landfills will no longer accept office equipment, household appliances, batteries, etc....a total of 73 positions. The system of recycling old household appliances is planned to be improved, for example, the system of collecting outdated equipment has been launched by some stores and manufacturers of mobile devices, and legal entities will be able to hand over old office equipment, batteries, mercury lamps, batteries to environmental plants, where they are disassembled, sorted and transferred for recycling and to enterprises that have a license for recycling, respectively.
Link to view the video of the story here.

The webinar "Scientific basis of biodiversity and popularization of scientific knowledge" was held

On December 29, the webinar "Scientific basis of Biodiversity and popularization of scientific knowledge" was held within the framework of the project "Sustainable Development of protected Areas: biodiversity, heritage conservation and recreational use" (KS1666 SustainPro).
LLC "COSMOS" represented by Koroleva Evgenia Borisovna and NP "AsEP" represented by Krylov Boris Stanislavovich took part as speakers and highlighted the activities of the project Cata3Pult and BBC1, presenting relevant presentations.

    Among the invited speakers were also present:
  • Igor Drobyshev, expert of the Swedish Agricultural University, Malmo;
  • Tsybulko Evgeniya Aleksandrovna, lecturer at MIPT, tutor of the Department of Technological Entrepreneurship at RUSNANO, expert in RANEPA funds, Innovation Promotion Fund, Skoltech.

The webinar program in Russian can be found here.
Photos are available at the link.

Took part in the webinar

On December 24, we took part in a webinar held by the Committee on environmental management of the Russian chamber of Commerce and industry. The webinar was devoted to the creation of technoparks and examples of their implementation in the regions of Russia.

Project partners presented the Prototype of the Russian-Finnish Digital Investment Platform to Russian experts

On December 16, within the framework of the Bringing Together project, the online Workshop "Russian-Finnish Digital Investment Platform" was held, which was attended by project partners, Russian experts, representatives of accelerators and business associations.
Project Leader, vice-president of the SPbCCI Ludmila Karelina spoke about the project and its main aim, as well as presented the project partners.
Mikhail Kosoy, Mikhail Orlovsky and Oksana Khachaturian, representatives of IPE LAB Ltd, presented the concept of the Investment Platform and demonstrated its prototype.
During the presentation, the participants of the Workshop have been known with the architecture of the portal, the scoring system for evaluating projects, the scheme for forming of SME consortium, and other aspects. The Platform will become an integrator of the best solutions and will combine such elements as "Project Showcase", "Project Information board", "Funnel of project applications evaluation", "Investment Database of border regions", etc.
Olga Samovarova (Group of companies SPG), Tatyana Loginova (LLC “Plastic processing plant named after Komsomolskaya Pravda”), Natalia Chereyskaya (RGMD), Pavel Borovkov (Partners & Borovkov), Boris Krylov (Ecology Partnership Association), Evgeny Gorin (The Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (Employers) of St. Petersburg) and other experts gave recommendations and made a number of proposals for the development of the Platform. So, they advised to pay great attention to the development of communication between users of the Platform; solve problems related to team building; work out a single methodology; prepare simple and understandable marketing materials for the target audience.
At the end of the event, the problems identified by Finnish experts following the results of the Workshop held on October 29 were presented. Similarities and differences in the opinions of experts from the Finnish and Russian sides were discussed. The participants of the Workshop agreed to continue cooperation and discuss further steps for the development of the Platform during the next meetings.
The presentation presented at the Workshop is available at the link.

XVIII Forum of small and medium-sized businesses of St. Petersburg

From December 8 to 11, 2020, the XVIII Forum of small and medium-sized businesses of St. Petersburg was held.
On December 11, with in the framework of the INCROBB project, a round table "Cooperation between Finnish and St. Petersburg SMB: challenges and prospects" was held in an online format.
KOSMOS LLC took part in this event.
The program of the Round Table can be found here.
The INCROBB project is implemented with in the framework of the South-Eastern Finland - Russia CBC 2014-2020 Program with the support of the Committee on Labor and Employment of the Population of St. Petersburg and is funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and Finland. The project aims to identify opportunities and obstacles for sustainable cross-border cooperation of small and medium-sized enterprises in St. Petersburg, the Leningrad Region and South-Eastern Finland.
Link to the online broadcast in the recording here.

A meeting of the Environmental Council under the Governor of the Leningrad region was held

On December 9, 2020, a quarterly meeting of the Public Environmental Council under the Governor of the Leningrad region was held.
The participants of the meeting supported the initiative to create a "Leningrad house of Ecologist" in Gatchina. On its basis, it is planned to organize educational work to improve the environmental literacy of the population, and a proposal was made to hold an annual holiday "Neva Day", which will help draw additional attention to the protection of both the watercourse itself and its catchment area. The authors of these proposals will prepare relevant projects and submit them to the relevant committees of the Leningrad region Administration.
The next meeting of the public environmental Council is scheduled for February 2021.
It should be noted that on December 2, 2020, the first Environmental Council under the Governor of St. Petersburg was held, where issues of development and implementation of environmental monitoring, as well as support for the Neva Day were discussed. The Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov supported the organization of the Neva Day.

SPb CCI invites you to participate in the Round table

On December 11, the INCROBB project will host an online Round table "Cooperation between Finnish and St. Petersburg SMEs: challenges and prospects".
At the event, the partners will present the results of the first stage of the INCROBB project, discuss the main problems in the field of cross-border cooperation between SMEs in St. Petersburg and Finland and possible ways to solve them by attracting "hidden experts" on both sides of the border.
The INCROBB project is implemented within the framework of the South-Eastern Finland - Russia CBC 2014-2020 Program with the support of the Committee on labor and employment of the population of Saint Petersburg and is funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and Finland.
The project aims to identify opportunities and obstacles for sustainable cross-border cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises in Saint Petersburg, the Leningrad region and South-Eastern Finland.

Participation in the event is free of charge (by pre-registration).
To participate, you must register online at the following link or on the Forum's website.
You can view the program here.