Projects Fair

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The Project Fair will take place for the first time at the International Nanotechnology Forum with the participation of RUSNANO, the National Business Angels Association (NBAA) and the Russian Association of Venture Investment (RAVI) from October 26 to October 27, 2011 at CEC Expocenter in Moscow.

The main purpose of the Project Fair – to show the potential entrepreneurs, private investors, other Forum participants and visitors that the hi-tech business:

1. Not as complicated as it seems.

2. Outstanding opportunity for many people, for entrepreneur as well as for investor.

3. Can be very interesting.

4. Can be very beneficial by following simple rules.

The event will take place in two stages:

1. Presentation session of the projects in early stages (exhibition, October 26, 2011). Organization Partner is NBAA.

Place and time: October 26, 2011, outdoor area at the exhibition within the Forum.

Format of the event: continuous presentation of the projects

  • 1 project – 7 min. presentation + 10 min for questions and answers.
  • Moderators – members of the National Business Angels Association.
  • The committee / audience – members of the National Business Angels Association, representatives of the investment community, visitors to the exhibition.
  • 30 minute-break every 1.5 hours.

Project selection criteria and their evaluation

  • Project requirements:
    • Commercial nature (objective – profit for the founders and investors).
    • Innovativeness.
    • Early stage.
    • The volume of attracted investments of up to 1.5 million rubles.
  • Criteria for selecting participants:
    • The level of ambition.
    • Project development degree.
    • The quality of the project team.
  • Rating:
    • Candidates received a majority of votes from viewers (sms-voting).
    • Candidates received a majority of votes from the Forum website visitors.

Nominations and prizes

  • Nominations:
    • Mega ambitions.
    • Best presentation.
    • Fresh idea.
  • Winners will receive awards and prizes:
    • Special prize of the National Business Angels Association.
    • Special prizes from NBAA members.
    • Special prize from Technopark Strogino.
    • Special prizes from other partners of the event.
    • The authors of three best projects will qualify to present their projects at the Event 2; will receive tickets to the business program of the Forum and invitation to the Breakfast of Forum Participant with the Chairman of the Board of RUSNANO Anatoly Chubais.

2. Presentation Session of the Projects within section Financing Tools for Innovative Projects (October 27, 2011). Organization Partner is RAVI.

Session format: presentation of the 15 pre-selected projects (10 minutes) in the presence of investors – members of the Commission and guests. The audience – professional committee – investors, participants in the business program of the Forum.

Investment projects, pre-qualified in the system of Development Institutions and the results of Event 1 will be admitted to the contest.

The three best projects of the Event 2 will receive commemorative diplomas. The information on five most successful projects, according to the voting, will be published on the Forum website in section “Investors”.

In order to submit an investment projects, the candidates who wish to enter the Project Fair contest have to:

1. Complete application form. Please contact the management of the Project Fair Contest with any questions at yarmarkaproektov@rusnanoforum.com.

Registration and presentations submission will end on September 30.

2. After the end of application period for participation in the Project Fair, all projects will be sent to the jury for evaluation and selection. According to the committee review results, the list candidates accepted to participate in the Project Fair will be published on the official Forum website www.rusnanoforum.ru no later than October 16.

Schedule of events for the Fair participants

Event

Deadline

Application for participation and presentation of the project must be submitted

before September 30

Distance consultation on the project is available to applicants

before September 26 

The selection of projects based on the criteria for project selection and placement of the selected projects on the website

before October 15

Creating program of speeches and publishing it on a website

before October 18

Face to face project presentations at the Fair

October 26-27