New City Landscape: Green Solutions and Technologies of Success in Nordic Countries

29 September 2010, 16.00-18.30, St Petersburg
- a seminar-dialogue during the Nordic Week in St Petersburg and in frames  of the St Petersburg International Innovation Forum. The seminar is thought out to bring together Nordic and Russian representatives of government, business, public sector, international financial institutions and innovation centers.

Three panel discussions:

  • GREEN CITIES: Ecological solutions and innovations in city planning
  • SMART CITIES: Information and communication technologies in urban management
  • SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS HUB: Innovation Networks and Resources for Sustainable Development

15.30 - Registration

16.00: Opening. Welcome Addresses

Mika Boedeker, Director of Nordic Council of Ministers’ Information Office in St. Petersburg


Panel Session 1. GREEN CITIES: Ecological Solutions and Innovations in City Planning

MODERATOR: Irina Karelina, Director-General of International Centre for Social and Economic Research “Leontief centre”


Panel Session 2. SMART CITIES: Information and Communication Technologies in Urban Management

MODERATOR: Grigory Rozhkov, General Director of NP «Saint Petersburg – London 2003»


Panel Session 3. SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS HUB: Innovation Networks and Resources for Sustainable Development

MODERATOR: Igor Kuprienko, Director of Finnish-Russian innovation centre in Saint Petersburg



  • Katarina Pelin, Director of Environmental Department, Malmö City Council
  • Ulf Borbos, CEO of Movexum AB
  • Mike Hogan, manager (Russia & CIS), Enterprise Ireland, Commercial Counselor, Embassy of Ireland
  • Kirsten Mogensen, Associate Professor, Innovation in Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University
  • Anne-Marie Salmi, Project manager, Aalto University/School of Economics/Cemat
  • Katja Ruutu, Coordinator, researcher, Aalto University/School of Economics/Cemat
  • Jari Varis, Programme director, Researcher, M.Sc. (Tech.), Northern Dimension Research Centre, Lappeenranta University of Technology