Digital Creative Industry Business Accelerator and Matchmaking Event

EU Digital Think Tank

Saint Petersburg, 15th – 17th May, 2013

With the participation of the European Digital Think Tank clusters, Kouvola Innovation, Digibusiness and OSKE Finland are organizing a Business Accelerator and Matchmaking event for the Digital Creative Industries in Saint Petersburg from 15th to 17th May, 2013.

Participating companies and research institutes will have the opportunity to present their company or research interests to targeted Saint Petersburg counterparts, to discuss potential partnerships or joint projects, and to gain a unique insight into the Saint Petersburg Creative Industry community though company visits, joint creative workshops, and information on funding opportunities. Many of the top Saint Petersburg companies, universities and incubators have already committed to participate. Special interest has already been expressed for such sectors as Animation, Gaming, Digital Heritage, Open Data, Smart City, Mobile Business Application and Software Development.

Program Overview:

Wednesday, 15th May

AM: Specialist guest speakers present an introduction to market conditions, funding and investment opportunities and critical success factors in the respective countries.

PM: Company and institute presentations, matchmaking, partnership discussions, networking,


Thursday, 16th May

Tailored visits to targeted St. Petersburg companies or institutes

Or: Creative workshops to explore joint new projects with Russian partners


Friday, 17th May

AM: Final partner discussions, summary, next steps, cultural tour of Saint Petersburg

The profiling and matchmaking process, the full accelerator, matchmaking and accompanying program are all provided free of charge for the selected participants. The organizers, and their Saint Petersburg partners, will also identify hotels with special reduced rates for event participants, organize airport transfer, and support visa application, if necessary.


Participants merely need to cover their own travel and visa costs.

For more information and/or registration details, please contact:

Andrew Bullen:

Risto Wallin :


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