Biomicrogels Group to be the first Russian company at the Falling Walls conference
R&D and manufacturing company BioMicroGels participated in the international forum Falling Walls 2014 in Berlin. It is an annual event hat brings together scientists, policy makers and public figures from around the world to discuss new technologies for the future.
The Falling Walls conference allows young scientists, professionals and entrepreneurs to present their ideas, research projects and social initiatives to the global community. At the last stage of the conference, the jury is comprised of prominent politicians, businessmen, economists, scientists and activists from all over the world.
Recommended by the Helmholz Association of German Research Centres, the Biomicrogel’s products were nominated to the Falling Walls “30 best technology startups of the world”. In addition to Biomicrogel, the shortlist includes startups from Princeton, Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as two other private international companies.
«At first, I thought it was some kind of a joke. We all receive scam text messages beginning with word: “I am a millionaire, I urgently need to transfer my fortune into reliable hands. Send me your credit card number." At first it seemed to me it was exactly like this. However, we started looking for a reputable organization that could help bring us to the forum, but we could not find anyone. Then the hosts of the Falling Walls forum contacted the Russian Venture Company, which introduced us at the forum and helped us pay for the road.»
Andrey Elagin, CEO of Biomicrogels