Open Innovations: Set to Expand Digital Boundaries of Innovation


With an aim to expand the possibilities of digital transformation and innovation, ‘Open Innovations’ – a marquee event in Moscow is set to bring to life the new age innovative solutions.

The annual Open Innovations forum has been held in Moscow since 2012 under the aegis of the Government of the Russian Federation and is considered a unique global discussion platform for participants in the formation of an innovative ecosystem.

The forum’s main goal is the development and commercialization of new technologies, the popularization of world technology brands and the creation of new tools for international cooperation in the field of innovation.

The program includes plenary sessions and themed sessions, an exhibition, educational events, seminars and master classes, innovative shows, business meetings and, of course, informal networking.

For the second time Skolkovo Technopark, which is the main venue of the event and the largest technopark in Europe, is hosting the Open Innovations forum.

Technopark is the core of the Skolkovo ecosystem and the platform to support innovative projects at all stages of their development. Here, science and business unite to form a unique and innovative matrix that provides broad access to services for all business projects and is essential for the solution of different research tasks.

First video conference with humanoid robot Nadine from Singapore
The first video conference with humanoid robot Nadine from Singapore is all set to be held on the 15th October 2018 within the framework of Open Innovations Forum.

Artificial Intelligence

Nadine was created by the Director of the Institute of Media Innovation of Nanyang Technological University Nadia Magnenat Thalmann.

Nadine can recognize persons and their voices and also speaks several languages. Among other Nadine’s skills can be distinguished the following: she remembers phrases that she has ever heard and is able to express emotions and gesticulate. Nadine is a very kind and thoughtful robot, which can act as assistant for elderly people and seriously ill patients.

“We call them robots-companions. They can look after elderly people and children, help out around the house or take on service roles in the office. Very soon such androids as Nadine will be able to work in the medicine and healthcare spheres, for example, take care of seriously ill”, notes Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, the creator of Nadine.

On the 17th of November Nadia Thalmann together with other successful young scientists will participate in Fireside-talk, where the future of smart machines and their role in modern medicine will be discussed.

Open Innovations will be held at Skolkovo, Technopark, Moscow between 15th October and 17th October, 2018.