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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.

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