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.

Saint-Petersburg Cleantech Cluster for urban environment

On October 2, 2014, at the VII St. Petersburg international innovation Forum, an Agreement was signed on the creation of the Saint-Petersburg Cleantech Cluster for urban environment.
The Cluster's mission is to make Saint Petersburg an eco-friendly and safe city to live in, and to combine clean technologies in all sectors of the city's economy and its value chains. The cluster is open for organizations to join in the order specified in the Agreement.
Detailed information can be found on the official website.
You can read about the international innovation platform "Cluster 2030" initiated by the Cluster members here.

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.

Participated in the round table

On December 4, we took part in a round table on the topic: "Public discussion of the need to eliminate accumulated environmental damage to the former Primorye landfill" with in the framework of the Commission on improvement, transport, ecology and urbanism of the Public chamber of St. Petersburg.
The event was held online on the ZOOM platform.

Seminar "Building a circular economy at the city level"

On December 3, an online Seminar "Building a circular economy at the city level" was held on the ZOOM platform with simultaneous English-Finnish-Russian translation.

The following reports were presented:

  • "Principles of a closed (cyclical) economy in the context of climate change (Russia)". A. A. Startsev, Saint Petersburg state technological Institute (technical University) and its center;
  • "The basic principles of payment for negative impact on the environment as a means of facilitating the transition to a circular economy." Olga Filonova, representative of Rosprirodnadzor for the North-West region-Federal service for supervision of natural resources of Russia;
  • Roadmap of the circular economy, and case studies in Lappeenranta. Anna Vuori, regional coordinator, Lappeenranta city, Circwaste project;
  • Examples of circular economy from the Helsinki region, Evilina Lutfi, Green Net Finland;
  • Building a circular economy at the city level. Lahti. Road map regional closed-loop economy päijänne Tavastia - from strategy to implementation. Mari Sarvaala, RDI specialist, Technology, LAB, University of applied Sciences, Lahti;
  • Building a circular economy at the city level. Mikkeli. EcoSairila development platform and industrial zone. Pan Uhkema, coordinator of the platform, MsC. Mikkeli Development Miksei Ltd;
  • Practical application of the technology of 100% processing of industrial and construction waste (PSO). Use of RSO grades 4-5 in the production of building materials. General Director Aslanov Marat Aslanovich. Ecotechnopark Management company, LLC»;
  • The processing centre in Mikkeli. Soili Nousiainen, project engineer, Metsäsairila Oy. Mikkeli waste center.