Business seminar "Search for potential partners in the European Union countries through business associations and other business structures"

On October 12, 2021, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host a business seminar on the topic: "Search for potential partners in the European Union countries through business associations and other business structures".

The following issues will be covered at this business seminar:

  • measures to support small and medium-sized enterprises in 2021-2022;
  • activities of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation abroad;
  • opportunities of the mixed chambers of commerce and industry to support exporters;
  • presentation of the consultation cycle for SMEs within the framework of the INCROBB project;
  • the activities of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry to support exporters.

Date: October 12, 2021 (Tuesday). Time: 12.00-14.00 (registration from 11.30). Place: St. Petersburg CCI. Address: 46-48 Tchaikovsky Street. Event format: hybrid. Participation in the event is free of charge (by prior registration).

The program of the event can be viewed here. If you are interested in taking part in the event, please register online before October 11, 2021.

Took part in the final conference on the EduEnvi project

On September 23, representatives of KOSMOS LLC took part online in the final conference on the EduEnvi project, funded by Erasmus+ and the EU. The conference was held in a hybrid format.

The aim of the EduEnvi project is to modernize, improve the accessibility and internationalization of higher education in the field of physical sciences and environmental protection in Kazakhstan and Russia. This goal was achieved by building the capacity of local academic staff (the main target group of the project) at participating partner universities by country:

  • in the field of sustainable waste management;
  • in the latest European pedagogical approaches.

Eight online training modules on sustainable waste management were presented at the conference for the benefit of the secondary target group, students and employees of companies / local / regional authorities.

The new online learning modules will offer students flexible and inclusive training courses, the introduction of innovative methods and industrial and educational cooperation issues will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary in production activities. These modules, as well as the new and modernized curricula on sustainable waste management built in the project, allow for the training of applicants to the master's program, as well as consistent and continuous training for persons engaged in industry in the field of sustainable waste management, to solve problems related to environmental impact in both partner countries. Closer cooperation between universities and industry and the integration of cooperation between all universities into training modules develop mutually beneficial innovations, new ways of cooperation and financing in the future.

Also during the conference, the textbook "Waste management: Russian and Finnish experience", released within the framework of the Cata3Pult project, was presented and an interview with Koroleva E.B. was demonstrated.

More information about the project can be found on the website. A video about the EduEnvi project can be viewed at the link.

Photos from the online event can be viewed in the album.

Took part in the III Baltic Region Investment Forum BRIEF'21

On September 22, representatives of KOSMOS LLC took part online in the III Baltic Region Investment Forum BRIEF'21, which continued the BRIEF'20 agenda on the potential of the Leningrad Region as an attractive territory for national and foreign investors, focused on industrial leadership. The forum was held in the form of panel discussions.

The main topics of discussion of the first discussion "Production of the future" were:

  • changes in global advanced manufacturing markets;
  • changes and technologies that are necessary for industrial production;
  • ensuring stability and safety at enterprises with the introduction of advanced technologies.

The purpose of the discussion is to discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by advanced production technologies in a dialogue between business, experts, public associations and the authorities, to consider best practices and outline a plan of joint actions in order to increase the competitiveness of the region's economy and make it resistant to new challenges.

The second panel discussion was devoted to the impact of decarbonization on the regional industry. The participants discussed the upcoming introduction of a carbon tax in the EU in the context of accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources and reducing the carbon footprint.

The main topics of discussion were:

  • How will the introduction of a cross-border carbon tax affect the competitiveness of business? How strongly are the global trends of decarbonization of the economy felt by Russian enterprises?
  • How are companies going to cope with the introduction of a cross-border carbon tax? Experience of Russian and international companies;
  • How to provide exporters with access to "green" energy to reduce the tax burden?
  • For the region, "green" energy opens up opportunities for creating a new industrial cluster for the production of equipment for the renewable energy sector (RES). How to direct the flow of investments into production in the field of renewable energy?

The third panel discussion "Betting on robots: drivers and barriers of production robotization" was devoted to robotics as one of the key technologies of advanced production, which gives the enterprise a set of advantages-it allows to increase productivity in a short time, reduces dependence on external factors, including the environment, and thereby increases competitiveness.

The practical experience of the companies of the Leningrad region and St. Petersburg in the introduction of robotics was considered, drivers and barriers to the robotization of production were identified.

The program of the event in Russian can be found here.

Photos of the event can be viewed in the album.

Seminar "Smart solutions for green mobility"

On October 12, 2021, from 10:00 to 12:00 Finnish time, a seminar "Smart solutions for green mobility" will be held. Today, reducing CO2 emissions from movement is a big problem. Smart solutions are necessary for renewable fuels, engines and vehicles, as well as intelligent systems for transport.

The seminar "Smart solutions for green mobility" will discuss the development of electric mobility in Finland, Russia and other countries. The program of the seminar can be found here.

The event is held at the Lappeenranta City Hall and via the Internet. A link to participate online will be sent to those who have registered by October 12. A Finnish-Russian translation is planned. Registration via the link.

The Cata3Pult project event is being implemented within the framework of the cross-border cooperation Program "South-East Finland – Russia 2014-2020", funded by the European Union.

Competition for the preparation and printing of the brochure "Guide. Separate waste collection for citizens of St. Petersburg"

On September 20, 2021, KOSMOS LLC announces a competition for the preparation and printing of the brochure "Guide. Separate waste collection for citizens of St. Petersburg", A5 format, volume - 1.25 author's sheets, circulation - 200 copies.

The work completion period is 1 month.

The contractor is obliged to:

  • to carry out editorial processing of the text;
  • to develop a project for the artistic design of the brochure;
  • to produce the original layout of the brochure according to the approved project;
  • to carry out full-color printing of the brochure: A5 format, cover – 100% recycled Nautilus paper 160 gr/sq.m., block - 100% recycled Nautilus paper 80 gr/sq.m. in the amount of 200 copies;
  • provide the Customer with the original layout of the booklet in electronic form, as well as a pdf version in a preview version for posting on the Customer's website;
  • to deliver the print run to the Customer.

The offer should be sent by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

III Baltic Region Investment Forum BRIEF'21

On September 22, 2021, the St. Petersburg Cluster of Clean technologies for urban environment will take part in the III Baltic Region Investment Forum BRIEF’21 – an annual event of the Leningrad Region dedicated to the interaction of business and the authorities of the region on topical issues of localization and measures to support entrepreneurship, business cooperation. This year, the main topic of the forum will be the production of the future. At the plenary discussion with the participation of the Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko, business, government and experts will discuss the question "How not to be late the day after tomorrow?" - challenges and opportunities that the introduction of advanced production technologies gives to business.

The cluster within the framework of the business contacts Exchange will present cluster projects implemented in the Leningrad region: "Leningrad Region" ("Smart Leningrad Region") and "Eco-industrial park of clean technologies" (see the file).

The venue of the forum is the Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum Hotel. BRIEF'21 is held online and offline.

To choose the format of participation in the BRIEF’21 forum, you must register for free.

Future Energy Solutions conference was held

The Future Energy Solutions conference was held on September 13-15, in parallel with the event "Reducing the carbon footprint from residential buildings and social infrastructure buildings, mobility and logistics, as well as the efficiency of municipal waste management" on September 15 in Lappeenranta.

Presentations were made by LUT University, Metropolis and the Finnish Institute of the Environment; Sweco presented a feasibility study of the Cata3Pult project on energy efficiency and advanced business models for residential buildings and social infrastructure buildings-case studies from the cities of Lappeenranta and St. Petersburg, KOSMOS LLC presented a report "Energy saving and the carbon footprint of buildings of different types and years of construction in St. Petersburg"; there were also reports on biogas plants and reports on the circular economy: Separate waste collection as a normative guide for effective waste management and transition to a closed-cycle economy, the practice of separate garbage removal from St. Petersburg, the Lappeenranta Climate Action Plan, the Year of the Green Leaf and the History of young Entrepreneurs; the BBC1 project presented a report on its activities: The business potential of bioeconomics in a cross-border context.

The event was held in a hybrid format. The participants, present in person, visited EKJH - waste management center and biogas plants in South Karelia.

Photos from the online event can be viewed in the album.