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Capstone seminar: Options for delivering risk capital to innovative enterprises in Belarus

30 September 2020
Online Geneva Switzerland


This seminar is the final activity of a two-years UNECE capacity-building programme for Belarus on promoting access to finance for private sector innovation, especially through equity mechanisms.
The capacity building programme was designed with the agreement of the State Committee for Science and Technology and based on some of the recommendations of the UNECE Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Belarus. It is financed thanks to the support of Sweden.
The objective of this seminar is to discuss a concept note developed for Belarus, that details several models of equity mechanisms with government participation as well as recommendation for action. The target participants of the workshop are policy makers, government officials, investors, financial institutions, innovative private and state-owned enterprises, potential entrepreneurs, enterprise support institutions such as incubators and technology parks, R&D organisations and universities.
The seminar will be offered on-line through a webinar, and participants can register here:



Document's Title Eng Fre Rus
Provisional agenda pdf - pdf
Concept note pdf - pdf
Report pdf - pdf



(as shown on the Programme)
Concluding seminar: Options for delivering risk capital to innovative enterprises in Belarus    
Session 1 Options for delivering risk-capital to innovative enterprises in Belarus

Stephen Lumpkin, Senior independent consultant on access to finance (formerly OECD) and Antonio Fanelli, Senior independent expert on SME policy AF Consulting

  pdf (ENG)
pdf (RUS)
Session 2 Panel discussion: Priority policies to move the process forward
Moderator:  Anders Jönsson, Chief, Innovative Policies Development Section, UNECE
  Ludmila Antonovskaya, Director, Advanced Instrument Manufacturers Association   pdf