Mentors of Technology Transfer
 

Igor Akulin
SPbSU

Experience:
Worked in the Health Committee of St. Petersburg;
Director of the branch of OJSC "SOGAZ";
Lawyer lecturer of Law Faculty of St. Petersburg State University; a master's degree on Medical Law.

   

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Sergey Antonov
Robert Bosch GmbH

Experience:
1982-2004 – LETI, Senior Scientist, Associate Professor
2004-2008 – Samsung, South Korea - expert consultant.
2008 – till present - Robert Bosch GmbH - expert

Consultation:
- Functional materials
- Micro-Nano Electronics
- Sensors, detectors, actuators

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Irina Belinskaya
JSC "Petersburg building center"

Experience:
PhD in economics, General Director of CJSC "Petersburg building center", which is an industrial information center since 1996.
Irina Belinskaya has a wealth of experience in promotion of innovative technologies in the field of construction.
Irina - member of the competition Commission of the International contest of new materials and technologies “Innovation in construction”, conducted with the support of the Administration of St. Petersburg since 2006

Consultation:
The promotion of innovative technologies in the field of construction

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Andrey Dmitriev
LLC "Composite Groups"

Experience:
Commercial Director of "Composite Group" in St. Petersburg and the North-Western Federal district.
Member of the expert-coordination Council of the Union of manufacturers of pipes and products from composite materials (LPS).
Andrey led a group in the creation of innovative technologies in the field of transport engineering and MIC.
Andrey was in interagency working groups. He has an experience of partnership with industrial enterprises, scientific and design organizations, professional and industrial associations and unions.

Consultation:
- The import substitution
- Development projects (problem-target approach)
- Product lifecycle management
- The relations development with customers
- Project preparation for investment attraction
- The structuring of the transaction
- Management of the project

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Andrey Fedotov
Fedotov AND PARTNERS

Experience:
Co-owner of "Fedotov AND PARTNERS", President of the St. Petersburg College of Patent Attorneys. Experience in obtaining legal protection of intellectual property in Russia, Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Africa. Experience in licensing of intellectual property.

Consultation:
- Identification of protectable intellectual property
- Obtaining legal protection (patents, registration of trademarks, copyright) in Russia and abroad
- Ordinance of the right (alienation contracts, license agreements)
- Protection of the rights

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    Alexander Ishevsky
ITMO University

Experience:
- Food Safety Commission of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region
- Chairman of the tender committee of the international food exhibition «peterFOOD»
- Head of the Group of International Research Institute "Bioengineering"

Consultation:
- Evaluation and preparation of project for foreign investment
- Evaluation of the project by international standards certification and quality control systems
- Preparation of certification bodies opinions on the right to sell final products
- Engineering support of projects
- Staff recruitment by the preset qualification criteria
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Grigory Ivanov
Rollman Group PLC

Experience:
- Practice of investment activity and the financial markets since 2000.
- The Development and support of investment projects on attraction/placement of financial resources.
- Participation in the development of relevant financial products for the Russian market of innovative companies.
- Analyst of the Russian securities market.
- The author of curricula for technical and fundamental analysis. Specialization: development of trading strategies.
- Teaching practice: Professor of the Department of Banking and financial markets of Saint-Petersburg state University of Economics.
- The practice of performing trading operations.
- In 1990s he was trained in international programs for business development in Germany and Finland, after which he participated in the creation and leading of several companies in the field of international trade and international road transport. • Working experience in public authorities. 

Consultation:
- Development and support of investment projects
- Modeling of business processes
- Positioning and promotion of business
- Corporate governance
- Structuring

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Elena Kaplieva
MEDSI

Experience:
Currently, Deputy Director of Marketing Group of Companies CJSC "MEDSI". Business Sweden, Director of Health projects in Russia and the CIS:
Consulting the Swedish public and private companies in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals.- Development and implementation of exit strategies and the development of the Russian market companies.

Nordic Clinic, director of Russia:
- Marketing, PR, - Attracting investors, - Organization of the partner network

Deputy Head of Mission of Lappeenranta in St. Petersburg:
Assist in the opening of more than 100 Russian companies in Finland.

Project Manager in the Stockholm Region Office in St. Petersburg.

Consultation:
- Marketing, - PR, - GR, - Access to international markets, - Project management, - Personnel Management

Preferred project areas of activity:
Healthcare 

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    Olga Karpenok
PROSTRANSTVO U

Experience:
- Worked with the state order of Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade
- Manages the activities of the magazine on architecture, design and decoration of the interior
- Create and promote own online project on Wordpress platform.

Consultation:
- PR
- Work with media
- Work with bloggers
- Finding and attracting partners
- Design and creation of in-house newspaper

Preferred project areas of activity:
- Design, - Ecology, - Social projects, - High tech
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    Olga Kiseleva
"Lenrestrest"

Experience:
- The Director of a large store of women's business clothing (San Diego, CA, USA)
- Head of the representative office of British Airways in St. Petersburg
- Executive Director of restaurant chain StroganoffGroup

Consultation:
- Finance/budgeting
- Business planning
- Promotion
- Restaurant business
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    Vyacheslav Kolotvin
OMB Medical Company

Experience:
7 years, marketing in the field of biotechnology:
- Head of product promotion
- Brand management leader.

Consultation:
- Product positioning;
- Formation of a marketing strategy
- Creating market entry plan
- Assessment of the market potential of the product.

Preferred project areas of activity:
- Biotechnology
- Medical laboratory diagnostics
- Molecular biology.
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    Igor Kuprienko
ITMO University

Experience:
Technical background. Additional education in the field of commercialization of innovations, business education, support for small and medium-sized businesses, management consulting.
Experience in the field of cross-border co-operation and support for small and medium-sized businesses. Participated in a number of projects on creation of networks of small businesses and the establishment of an exchange of commercial information systems both within Russia and the CIS and the EU. Significant experience in fundraising and development of cross-border cooperation. Prepared and implemented more than 10 different projects which received financial support from the EU and local authorities in Russia and EU countries.
More than 6 years represented the city of Lappeenranta in St. Petersburg. Helped Russian businesses to internationalize their activities, and supported Finnish companies entering the Russian market.
At the time performing design and innovation activities at the Faculty of Technology and Innovation Management at ITMO University. Tasks include establishing links between the university and members of the business community, as well as the issues of attracting funding for research and implementation works.

Consultation:
- Commercialization of Innovation
- Business development- International Management Consulting
- Project management- Fundraising

Preferred project areas of activity:
- Innovative development- Development of small and medium-sized businesses
- International cooperation- Project management- University cooperation
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    Kirill Ladygin
CJSC "PETER-SERVICE"

Experience:
Development and management of investment projects with participation of foreign (NP "European-Russian Innovation Partnership") and Russian ("St. Petersburg Information and Analytical Centre" (SPb IAC)) companies, universities and authorities in the field of information and communication technologies in the framework of programmes for cross-border cooperation EU-Russia.

Consultation:
- Development projects (problem-target approach)
- The development of relations with customers
- IT-infrastructure of neighboring countries (Latvia, Estonia, Finland)
- Protection of intellectual property
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    Dmitry Lubimcev
alfacvet.ru, optoplan.ru, nekidaem.ru, petroelektrika.ru

Experience:
More than 70 successfully solved problems of the client companies. Dmitry is a fan of business growth and increasing sales, search for unconventional marketing moves, expert in contextual advertising. He rallied around the team from the most talented professionals. Dmitry is teaching sales and the smooth running of the business. He helps to build the stratagem in a long negotiation sessions, to conduct conflict negotiations and to reach a mutual understanding between partners.Dmitry enjoys to solve unsolvable problems, to start and develop new businesses.

Consultation on directions:
- Assistance in starting businesses
- Marketing and advertising
- Recruiting
- Study of the operating nodes in the structure of the business
- Sales training
- Management training
- Negotiations: teaching, leading them, disassembling the conflict and bringing the partners to agreement
- Planning the growth of the project, operational management, working to increase sales by 20% - 300%
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    Vera Lutseva
OMB Medical Company

Experience:
Significant experience of marketing and communications in the market of medical equipment and medical equipment. Search, evaluation and attraction of strategically applicable innovative products in the portfolio of the company. Development of a funnel system methodology search and attraction of projects, analysis and expertise, the project activity. Active work as medical expert of the project in cooperation with numerous startups, accelerators and technology parks in Russia and the world on the theme "Laboratory diagnosis".

Consultation:
- Project work
- Preparation of the product to be launched
- Marketing / branding / investments

Preferred project areas of activity:
- B2C, B2C medical projects
- Molecular diagnostic, laboratory services
- Mobile Health, digital health
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    Valentina Lyubaeva
Tourist agency “Emotions”

Experience:
Founder of “Emotions” tourist agency. General Director of the agency.3 years worked in the certification and quality systems.Postgraduate SPBGEU specialization "Economics and Quality Management"

Consultation:
- The establishment and management of travel agency
- Advertising and promotion of tourist services
- Business cycles
- Quality management, QMS certification.

Preferred project areas of activity:
- Medical tourism abroad
- Education in the tourism sector (frames)
- Promotion of social networks
- Attraction of investments
- Franchising
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    Olga Makeeva
FinPRO

Experience:
More than 15 years of experience in international consulting, 8 years of specialization in the field of Life Sciences.

Consultation:
- Internationalization of business
- Diversification to the European market
- Entering Finnish market- Search for partners in Finland

Preferred project areas of activity:
- Life Sciences 
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Kirill Marchenko
Alfacvet

Experience:
Experienced Python developer. Participated in the creation of advertising exchanges Group VKontakte - Sociate.ru. Assist in the creation of more than 40 online stores, corporate systems, private offices, complex web solutions.

Consultation:
- Web development- Design of architecture projects
- Technical implementation of the projects
- Automation of business (automatic invoicing, integration with 1C)
- Solving technical problems

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    Andrey Mashoshin
LLC “Baltic-Techno”

Experience:
Since 1986 worked on executive positions in thefollowing industries: shipbuilding (CDB Marine Technic "Rubin"), automotive (Carburetor Plant), instrument-building (plant "Izmeron"). Overseas internship. International contracts with Britain, Germany, Sweden.

Consultation:
- Project management- Development and promotion of business, attracting investment
- Foreign trade
- Consulting in the industrial sector and in wholesale trade
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    Anna Meshkova
BA Group

Experience:
2007 - 2014: Director of Department of Foreign Economic Relations of the Leningrad Region Chamber of Commerce. The internationalization of Russian companies, the promotion of Russian export goods to foreign markets, study of market channels for access to foreign markets, the organization of meetings, participation in international projects
2003 - 2005: Manager of International Projects ANO "Investment Agency of the Russian Federation of the North-West"
2000 - 2001 - legal advisor of JSC "VTN-groups." 

Consultation:
-Consulting in the field of foreign trade and internationalization
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    Michail Kruchinin
OMB Medical Company

Experience:
The head of more than 30 customized innovative projects on a competitive target technical intelligence, conduct patent research, technology transfer performed by the consulting firm Gen3 partners (US) for the corporate P & G (USA), Gambro (Sweden), Gilette (US), Motorola (USA) and others.
Author of training courses for the development of inventive thinking and training to develop new products based on patent analysis. Developed software tools to create innovation on the basis of the analysis of patent databases (Special toolboxes for development of new goods) In 2004 this development took part in the competition 6th Framework Programe of the European Council.

Consultation:
- Identification and / or the creation of competitive advantages in new products
- Competitive patent intelligence and its application results in new products
- Creation of a new intellectual property and the recommendations for its protection
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    Ludmila Michailova
BA Group

Experience:
- Employment in the area of finance since 1993- 1996 - 1999 - Chief Financial Officer of a diversified holding of trade, led the project formulation of management accounting for the group of companies, the implementation of management accounting standards based on IFRS, unified management accounting system.
- 2000 - 2010: Chief Financial Officer of group of companies - the largest distributor of the federal building and finishing materials. Core competencies - Participation in the development of business strategy; the formation, implementation and control of the financial group strategy; financial management structure; cash flow management, fundraising.
- 2010 - Present: The managing partner of consulting firm BA Group.

Consultation:
- Tax and accounting matters
- The organization of the business, its structuring and automation, Management Accounting
- Financial advisory
- Technology transfer
- Legal advice.
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    Ludmila Murgulets
ITMO University

Experience:
Currently Deputy Dean For Research, Faculty of the Technology Management and Innovation, ITMO UniversityPreviously co-owner of the retail chain Disegni and production of fashionable women's clothing. A member of the team founders of the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia, lecturer on entrepreneurship and business development programs.

Consultation:
- Strategic thinking and marketing
- Teamwork
- Business communications
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    Sergey Nikonov
Alfa-Bank

Experience:
- Experience in development and real estate
- Experience in the banking sector 

Consultation:
- Interaction with banks
- Preparation of bank documents

Preferred project areas of activity:
Technology, Internet, manufacturing
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    Konstantin Okunev
RexLex Nova

Experience:
Management of major innovation projects, including global (repayment of external Russian public debt by exporting high-tech products). Technology Transfer. Search and purchase of ready-made solutions High inventive step at the request of Industry of private investors. 

Consultation:
- Preparing innovative projects to attract investment, commercialization, protection and enforcement
- Management of innovative projects, R&D centers.
- Mediation: Peace strategies of conflict resolution and disputes arising between participants of innovative projects.

Preferred project areas of activity:
- New materials
- New devices and mechanisms (including hardware and software systems)
- Copyright Software
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    Dmitry Pavlov
Vismart

Experience:
Deputy Director of the Centre of support of business of the Leningrad region, developed and implemented 2 new business support measures. 2 years led a group of Java developers in the scientific and engineering center (innovative projects on video surveillance)In 2012 he founded his own company for contractual software development.

Consultation:
- Project management
- Involving the public co-financing
- Building relationships with customers
- Development of own products

Preferred project areas of activity:
- SaaS
- E-learning
- B2B
- Semantic web
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    Maya Petrova
Borenius

Experience:
Graduated in 1996 STU, Faculty of Technical Cybernetics; In 2001 St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law; in 2015 completes studies at Hanken School of Economics (Finland), EMBA. 
2002-2007 - lawyer at a major oil company, and in 2007-2008 - A law firm "Pepeliaev, Goltsblat and Partners", in 2008-2012 - at the international law firm "Mannheimer Swartling". More than 15 years of successful experience advising Russian and foreign companies on legal aspects of structuring and implementation of investment projects, transactions involving the acquisition and sale of business / assets representing interests in negotiations with the state authorities, judicial and arbitration proceedings.

Consultation:
- Legal support for business creation and development
- Preparation of projects to attract investment
- Structuring and support of transactions on attraction of investments, purchases and sales of businesses / assets
- Access to international markets
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    Gennady Piatnitsa
KORDA

Experience:
Electronics engineer in the Navy.Founder commercial projects in the field of industry, building materials and products for health. korda.spb.ru

Consultation:
- Project management
- Attracting investments
- Organization of sales of goods and services
- Selection of experts
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    Nikolay Pitirimov
SPb Cleantech Cluster 

Experience:
Project management representations of St. Petersburg economic potential abroad. Realizatsiya international and citywide projects on request and with the participation of the Government of St. Peterburga. Implementation of international and citywide projects on request and with the participation of the St. Petersburg Government. Establish partnerships with industry, research and design organizations, professional and trade associations, associations and unions. Work in inter-agency working groups.

Consultation:
- Preparation of the project to attract investment
- Project management

Preferred project areas of activity:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Urban economy
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  Tony Pleschinger
Robert Bosch GmbH

Experience:
He has over 9 years of experience in large-scale high-tech company in the field of innovation.Currently head of the Scientific Technological Center of Robert Bosch in St. Petersburg.Experience in the assessment of the applicability and competitiveness of new technologies including external inventions.

Consultation:
- Energy storage systems
- New materials
- Electromechanical Systems.
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    Sergey Polferov
Wital GmbH 

Experience:
More than 20 years of CFO and Director of the economy at large enterprises in various fields. Has experience in the field of information and strategic marketing. Mainly engaged in strategic and financial planning, attraction of investments, financial analysis, market analysis.

Consultation:
- Strategic planning
- Attracting investments
- Marketing Strategy
- Sales Strategy
- Retailers
- Business planning
- The financial analysis
- Build financial models
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Vladimir Saushkin
PromInvestAudit

Experience:
The head of the thematic department of the Research Institute of St. Petersburg, an expert of "St. Petersburg MIC", the expert of ZAO "BaltAuditEkspert" investment director of NPF "ICB SPb", Deputy competitive manager.

Consultation:
- Preparation of the project to attract investment and innovation cooperation organization with the current company.
- Organization of the joint development and production of innovative products.
- Project management. 

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  Maksim Shkurin
Peter-Service

Experience:
12 years of experience in IT product companies in the area of OSS / BSS - project management, sales support, product marketing.

Consultation:
- Food Marketing
- Development of promotional materials for product promotion 
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    Evgeny Smirnov
JSC “Analyst”

Experience:
Currently the CEO, business consultant, business coach CJSC "Analyst".
In 1978-1984 studying at LETIIn the years 1984-1991 Researcher Vavilov State Optical Institute. SI Vavilov.
In 1991-1992, studies Marketing in SPbSUE.
In 1991-1993, marketer, and director of marketing services in a number of companies.
Since 1993, founder and general Director of Analyst, one of the initiatorsInterregional Exchange of Intellectual Property.

Consultation:
- Preparation of the project to attract investment
- Marketing research
- Advice on the organization of marketing and sales service
- Sales training, participation in exhibitions, exchange of business contacts, conferences, seminars

Preferred project areas of activity:
- instrumentation, - mechanical engineering, - materials, - medicine, - biotechnology, - energy, - nature, - ecology, - ICT in the B2B market
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    Anastasiya Tsvetkova

Experience:
Over 5 years experience in carrying out various PR-companies, including PR-support of international business forums.Currently - Head of Public Relations Department of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.

Consultation:
- Marketing communications
- PR, Government Relations

Preferred project areas of activity:
- Global / US markets
- E-learning 
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  Anton Vaschillo
JSC "Svetlana"

Experience:
More than 20 years in senior positions in the largest enterprises of St. Petersburg (JSC "MZ "Arsenal", OJSC "GOZ", JSC "Izhora plants", JSC "Sevkabel", etc.). Anton is dealing with the development and implementation of enterprise restructuring ensuring operational improvement of the business processes, reducing overhead, relocation of industrial activity and the concentration of the property complex; management of the engineering, development and production of new products for military and civil purposes including programs of import substitution.

Consultation:
- Product lifecycle management
- Operational improvement
- Development and implementation modernization programs of production facilities of the mechanical engineering and instrument making enterprises
- Outsourcing and external cooperation
- The import substitution
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  Sergey Vladimirov
The Marketing Club Of St. Petersburg

Experience:
21 years on the positions of General Director and Deputy General Director. Sergey is owner of the business since 1996.

Consultation:
- Evaluation on feasibility and return of investment
- Start-up, creation of on-line management, recruitment
- Structuring, systematization and optimization of costs
- Intraproductive logistics
- Organization of modern sales department
- Investment and financial planning, money in time (?), funds
- Full computerization, the deployment of the ERP program
- Implementation of the Quality Management System
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Yuri Zachek
Accenture

Experience:
Manageming team of lawyers in the region of 14 countries in Eastern Europe. Previously he was a Partner and Head of Legal Practice of Deloitte in St. Petersburg.
Provided legal support to major international corporations and Russian companies in the North-West of Russia.
At the moment, he is Director of the legal service of Accenture in Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS.

Consultation:
- Projects related to the construction, industrial enterprises by foreign investors in the North-West of Russia (both «brownfield» and «greenfield» projects)
- Projects in the areas of corporate and commercial law.- Investment planning
- The restructuring of the companies
- Conducting due diligence in corporate issues and real estate
- The acquisition of Russian companies by foreign investors

Preferred project areas of activity:
- Foreign investment
- Hospitality
- Automotive industry 

     
 

Tatiana V.Loginova
PJSC Bank “ALEKSANDROVSKY”(RU) Advisor of the Chairman of the Bank

Experience:
More than 20 years of  experience in the banking market (corporate business) – ALFA-Bank, Sberbank.

Consultation:
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Preparation of project lending
- Structuring transactions involving banks, funds
- A comprehensive evaluation of the project
- Interaction with state structures responsible for the investment process, for the state support

Preferred project areas of activity:
- FinTech
- pharmacology
- polymers
- transport
- telecommunications