International Knowledge Sharing Week is a collaborative project of the Innosocium Foundation, UNIDO and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at UNIDO's Vienna headquarters by Roscongress Foundation CEO Alexander Stuglev and UNIDO CEO Li Yong on December 17, 2018. The parties agreed to co-create and co-develop trust spaces through the establishment of world-class communication platforms aimed at economic, technological, industrial, scientific and technical international cooperation. They will reflect the objectives of the Scientific and Technological Development Strategy of the Russian Federation, which aims at creating an efficient system for enhancing and using the nation's intellectual potential in science, technology and innovation making the research and development marketable. International Knowledge Sharing Week brings together student groups from Asia, Africa and Latin America. The young professionals will explore Russian culture, learn about its leading universities, corporations, innovation parks and business facilities in Moscow within the two weeks of the event. A wide range of activities is anticipated in conjunction with the Coordination Council for Youth Affairs in the Sphere of Science and Education under the Presidential Council for Science and Education.
Following the event, students are expected to prepare a cooperation project to broaden the engagement with Russia in the context of sustainable development. The projects will be presented at the Boiling Point coworking space of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. Following the pitch session, 3 representatives will be selected from each group and they will have the opportunity to show their projects at Roscongress events.
International Knowledge Sharing Week Coordinators: Kristina Filippovskaya, vice president and programming director at Innosocium Foundation
The programme would help strengthen international ties, promote the exchange of experience and encourage more collaborative projects to implement the UN sustainable development goals with Asia, Africa and Latin America.