The project partners discussed possible areas of cooperation with the developers of Internet platforms

On February 25, within the framework of the Bringing Together project, the Workshop for developers and operators of information and service Internet platforms for business and cross-border cooperation "Russian-Finnish Investment Internet Platform" was held.

Ludmila Karelina, Project Leader, vice-president of the SPbCCI, told the participants about the project and made a presentation on the Investment Platform. The Investment Database and the interactive information map were also demonstrated, which provides information about the investment potential of the border regions of Russia and Finland in a convenient format.

Presentations of several Internet platforms and portals were held.

Vladimir Chepurnoy (Helsinki Centre in St. Petersburg) presented the resource "Helsinki Start Up Space", which is a platform for international networking. The platform provides a virtual workspace and access to ecosystem services for startups and freelancers. Denis Strukov (Center for Spatial Research) informed the participants about the capabilities of the Geointellect platform, which performs tasks for evaluating territories based on big data. Alexey Eremin (Rocketmind) highlighted the process of building platforms for companies. Rocketmind is the official representative of the Platform Innovation Kit in Russia, which offers a methodology and a set of tools for creating business models of platforms and ecosystems.

Ekaterina Artyushenkova (Saint Petersburg Export Support Center) listed the main services of the center to support the export activities of small and medium-sized businesses and expressed interest in information cooperation with the project.

In addition, a number of cross-border cooperation projects were presented. Ekaterina Lebedeva (SPbCCI, INCROBB project), Olga Kalchenko (Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Green ReMark project) and Alexey Udovichenko (Ioffe Institute, NPBSF project) spoke about the results achieved and developments that can be demanded by users of the Bringing Together project Investment Platform.

The project partners discussed with the speakers issues related to the prospects of implementing certain elements of the presented platforms and developments cross-border cooperation projects in the Investment Platform, as well as outlined possible steps to develop further cooperation.

26 February 2021