U.S. Russia Innovation Conference March 25-26, 2014

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Thanks to the generosity of so many of the key innovation leaders here in the United States and Russia, I am pleased to inform you about the upcoming U.S.-Russia Innovation Conference – March 25-26, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Click here for details.

This Innovation Conference will bring together companies, universities, non-profits and research institutes, government agencies, and civic organizations to share best practices, review existing collaborations, and to explore new ways to strengthen U.S.-Russian relations through mutually beneficial trade, investment, research and commercialization. 

We already have delegations confirmed from the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, led by Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and from Russia’s most innovative regions including Tartarstan, Tomsk, Ryazan, Kaluga, Ulyanovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Mordovia, Lipetsk, and Novosibirsk. These delegations will be led by Governors or Deputy Governors and will include representatives of the most innovative companies, universities and research institutes. All are looking for partners in innovation. 

We expect this conference to sell out, so please sign up today if you are interested. Let us know if you would like to have a booth or exhibit to inform others about your products, ideas, and organization and be sure to sign up for one of the amazing company tours and site visits being offered on the 26th. Finally, if your company or organization would like to help support this event or related U.S.-Russia Innovation activities that will be occurring throughout this week, please contact me.  

I look forward to seeing you in St. Paul in March – and I promise warmer weather and bright blue Minnesota skies!


Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State, Minnesota

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