FREDERIK PAULSEN - the initiator/organizer and major sponsor of the Russian-Swiss Innovation Forum
The main event in Russia-Switzerland relations in the field of innovation and research will take a form of the Russian-Swiss Innovation Forum, which will take place on 02.06.2016 in Samara, Russia. The Forum will gather more than three hundred leading Swiss and Russian experts in the field, large businesses, government officials and politicians. The venue of the Forum is the Samara State Technical University (SSTU) in Samara. Discussions will be held on four main topics: energy and energy-saving technology, IT-economics, biotechnology and High-Tech mechanical engineering.
Dr. Frederik Paulsen is the initiator/organizer and major sponsor of the Russian-Swiss Innovation Forum, which will take place on 02.06.2016, in Samara, Russia. Dr. Paulsen’s interests cover varies areas: firstly, he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the pharmaceutical company “Ferring Pharmaceuticals” and Honorary General Consul for the Russian Federation in Lausanne; secondly, he is a recognized scientist and explorer of the Polar Regions. Frederik Paulsen is a philanthropist and diplomat, who is known far beyond the borders of Switzerland.
Dr. Paulsen is the Honorary Polar Explorer of Russia; he is a holder of the Order of Friendship, which was gained from participating in the immersion of the Russian submersibles MIR to the North Pole. Also Frederik Paulsen has received numerous awards from governments and organizations of different countries; he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society. By doing his expedition to the South Magnetic Pole in January 2013, Dr. Paulsen has become the first man in the world who has reached eight poles.
In Russia Frederik Paulsen is best known not only as a brave polar explorer, but also for his contribution to solving Russia’s demographics problem. Dr. Paulsen’s support made the opening of a number of fertility treatment clinics possible in different regions of the country, where the latest developments in this field are used.
Since founding of the Consulate in 2009, he has led it from initial startup; the Consulate revives old traditions on strengthening the friendly relations between the Swiss canton of Vaud and Russia. It actively carries out projects, which promote the expansion of economic and cultural relations and partnerships in the field of scientific research and sports.
Dr. Paulsen’s main expectations from the Forum are practical in its nature. He sincerely hopes that the Forum will develop concepts and specific projects, particularly in the area of technology development.