French-Russian Start-up Forum


CopperSmart – The Rising Star(tup) at the French-Russian Start-up Forum in Yekaterinburg

13th October 2021, Alexander Konks, the founder and CEO of the Russian Start-up CopperSmart attended the French-Russian Start-up Forum in Yekaterinburg. Alexander Konks was welcomed by Alexander Ebergard, the General Director of the Technopark in Sverdlovsk, which is the regional subsidiary of the world-famous innovation center Skolkovo Technopark

The Forum was held on the initiative of the Trianon Dialogue Coordination Committee member and French Tech Moscow President Euryale Chatelard. French and Russian entrepreneurs showcased their latest developments in green technologies at the internationally renowned Technopark. The event was also attended by Evgeny Pogrebnyak, dean of the School of Financial Economy at the MGIMO university and Pierre-Allain Coffinier the French Consul General in Yekaterinburg.

The world’s leading Russian titanium manufacturer VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation expressed their interest in copper recycling. Also, the French entrepreneurs were keen to learn about copper recycling and are in negotiations with CopperSmart regarding their product PurCopper.

PurCopper is the sustainable copper powder used in the painting and lubricant industry as well as the manufacturing of Titanium. It is an innovative recycling product twice as efficienct as traditional copper powder. Alexander Konks and his partner Dmitry Turov proudly presented their product and Alexander‘s speech was met with great enthusiasm by the audience.

The Trianon Dialogue is a Franco-Russian civil society forum, which was founded following the meeting in Versailles between the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin on 29 May 2017. The aim of the forum is to allow French and Russian societies to further ties and move past their differences.

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