Euro Venture fund will support start-ups of Leningrad Region
Last week within the annual Forum of Small and Medium-Sized Business of the Leningrad
Region “Energy of Opportunities. Development Formula” the agreement on future joint work
was reached by Euro Venture fund of Euroinvest Investment Company and the newly
formed Regional Engineering Center (structural subdivision of State Public Institution
“Leningrad Region Center of Business Support”).
“The prospects of our cooperation with Euro Venture fund are promising”, Yuriy Kozinov, Head
of the Regional Engineering Center, notes. “Most of enterprises of the Leningrad Region are
ready to introduce innovations in areas of their activity but not all of them have necessary funds.
In my opinion, strategic cooperation of our center and venture fund may become rather fruitful”.
“We consider the Leningrad Region as one of the strategic regions, therefore, our fund is
oriented at as effective cooperation with it as possible”, says Andrey Berezin, founder of Euro
Venture fund, Chairperson of the Board of Euroinvest IC”.
In his turn, Roman Romanyuk, Director of Euro Venture fund, speaking at the session “Digital
Economics, Advanced Technologies and Innovations” mentioned: “One of the main tasks of the
fund is to form long-term cooperation with different participants of the innovation-venture
ecosystem being formed at present in Russia and in the nearest future agreements will be
concluded with our key partners – higher education institutions, technology parks and
The fact that the Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko shared such
interesting idea as creation of a mining farm on the basis of LNPP in his speech at the plenary
meeting of the forum indicates significance of digital economics in the region. “As you know,
the construction of LNPP-2 is being completed in Sosnovy Bor. In this connection large areas of
the first nuclear power plant become available. We thought a lot how to use them in the future
including a modern technology park and now the idea to propose the site for creation of
innovative power-intensive industries has come to our mind. We don’t rule out that the site may
be interesting for Russian cryptocurrency developers”, he said.