A contest was announced for the ‘Top 10 Innovative
Companies in Healthcare’ during the official opening of the Healthy Life space
as part of the 3rd Russian Public Health Forum in Moscow. The
ceremony was attended by Russian Deputy Minister of Health Oleg Salagay, Head
of the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable
Diseases and WHO Programme Manager for Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
Joao Breda, Head of WHO Country Office in Kazakhstan Oleg Chestnov, First
Deputy Chairman of a Committee of the Russian Federation Council Igor
Kagramanyan, Director of the Content Foundation for the Development of Expert
and Analytical Activities Yelena Sokolova, and Roscongress Foundation First Deputy Director for Development, Head of
the Healthy Life Project Anastasia Stolkova. The contest is being organized by
the Roscongress Foundation together with the Russian Ministry of Health, the
Content Foundation, and the Skolkovo Foundation.
“Today, there are a sufficient number of innovative
companies working in the healthcare sector in Russia whose projects are
competitive on the global market. Holding such contests helps to find the most
talented teams and promising projects that will receive comprehensive support”,
Adviser to the Russian President Anton Kobyakov said.
The contest is part of the Roscongress Foundation’s
Business Priority project. Having the status of Business Priority offers
companies a broad range of opportunities for active growth and development. The
projects that are selected will receive support from the country’s leading
experts and assistance with their promotion as well as searching for and
“The contest is being held to support innovative
companies whose activities directly contribute to the implementation of the
government’s health policy, improvements to people’s quality of life, and the
introduction of innovative medical technologies. Tech companies are some of the
drivers of the industry and play an important role in solving national
problems”, Russian Deputy Minister of Health Oleg Salagay said.
The final part of the contest and the awards ceremony
will take place at the Healthy Life Forum on 12 February 2020.
“The contest winners will receive the most valuable
thing that can be offered to an entrepreneur – assistance in building and
scaling their business. Thanks to this support, companies will be able to raise
investment and enter the international market as soon as possible”, Skolkovo
Foundation Chairman Arkady Dvorkovich said.
The ‘Top 10 Innovative Companies in Healthcare’
contest aims to combine efforts and knowledge in various areas of science,
technology, and medicine to create a landscape for the healthcare of the
future. The new tech projects and teams that are ready for the challenges of
the future will have direct access to the world’s largest technology consumers,
will be able to implement their projects as quickly as possible, and transition
to scaling and exporting their product to foreign markets.
The Healthy Life Forum will
take place on 12 February 2020 as part of the Russian Investment Forum at the
Main Media Centre of Sochi’s Olympic Park. The Forum is the result of the
annual activities of the Roscongress Foundation’s Healthy Life project, which
was created in order to find and develop practical proposals to implement
national projects that aim to solve the problem of increasing the healthy life
expectancy of Russian citizens. The Forum is supported by the Russian Ministry
The Healthy Life Forum was
first held on 13 February 2019 and was attended by some 3,000 people.
Foundation for the Development of Expert and Analytical Activities is the intellectual partner of the Healthy Life
project. The Foundation was set up to help create the foundations for a healthy
society and the sustainable social development of Russia. The Foundation works
on organizing industry events, implementing educational and awareness
programmes as well as providing expert and analytical support.