The Innovation Working Group aims to bolster cooperation and share best practices on developing a legal framework for innovative entrepreneurship; developing innovation centers and regional innovative clusters; and supporting commercialization of innovative breakthroughs. The Innovation Working Group includes participation by private sector companies, organizations and universities from both the United States and Russia.
Working Group Chairpersons
U.S. Chairperson: : Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Ann Novelli
Russia Chairperson: TBD
The Innovation Working Group (IWG) of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission met in Moscow on October 29 at API, a Moscow startup accelerator, for its fourth plenary meeting. U.S. Co-Coordinator Lorraine Hariton, State Department's Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, joined Russia's Deputy Minister of Economic Development Oleg Fomichev in leading the meeting. More»