Roman Kikta to Speak at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law on Feb. 5, 2013
Roman Kikta is scheduled to speak at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE). As a research center within (Berkeley Law), BCLBE is Berkeley Law’s hub for rigorous, relevant, empirically based research and education on the interrelationships of law, business, and the economy. LegalConnect RU was formed by Berkeley Law graduates with the goal of advancing legal exchange between Russia and the United States and to further collaborations between Russian and international businesses and legal professionals. The event is scheduled for February 5, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Mr. Kikta will discuss the Trends of the Russian Market and Government-Backed Innovation Opportunities.
Russia is one of the fastest growing economies and promising markets for international businesses in the world. The vast consumer demand, enormous reserves of natural resources and educated workforce attract investors from various countries and continents. While the economic crisis is looming the Eurozone, Russia remains as on of the best performing economies in Europe.
Russian government is investing billions into modernization-related activities. To promote advanced technologies, the Government-backed Skolkovo Foundation is building a new innovation center in Moscow; the Government-backed Rosnano is investing in various companies throughout Russia and abroad, and via its US based subsidiary is promoting collaboration with US venture funds, high-tech companies and technology transfer centers; to support the economy, the Government-backed Russian Direct Investment Fund is making significant equity investments in high-growth sectors of the Russian economy.