Executive Director
Innovation and R&D Directors Club (iR&D Club)


Vladimir Kosteyev

Innovation and R&D Directors Club (iR&D Club)Executive Director


He graduated from K.E. Tsiolkovsky Kaluga State University in 1996, as specialist in History, Sociology and Social-Political Disciplines.
2000 – postgraduate studies at the chair of philosophy and sociology of Kaluga University with the specialty of Management Sociology.

Professional background

From 1993 to 1997 – Responsible Secretary in the Sotsialniy Konflikt (Social Conflict) magazine.
From 1993 to 1998 – researcher of the Kaluga Sociology Institute.
From 1999 to 2004 – Senior Professor at K.E. Tsiolkovsky Kaluga State University.
From 2002 to 2004 – Governor’s Adviser, Administration of the Kaluga Region.
2010 – Member, State Duma’s working party for the elaboration of a heat power industry law.
He took part in the following events:

  • Forum Seliger-2009.
  • International forum Vologra Upgrade. Experience of Russian and European Cities (June 2012).
  • Moscow international forum of innovative development Open Innovations (2012 and 2013). Modeled the following events:
  • conference “Expansion of Small and Medium-Sized Business Access to the Procurement of Companies with State Participation and State and Municipal Procurement” (December 2012);
  • discussion “Who needs corporate venture funds in Russia?” with the participation of Oleg Fomichev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Russian Venture Company, and members of the Science and Innovation Directors Club (January 2013).
    Spoke at:
  • Innoprom [International Industrial Exhibition] in 2012–2014;
  • Krasnoyarsk economic forum in 2013;
  • Tomsk economic forum in 2013 and 2014;
  • Tekhnoprom [International Forum of Technological Development] in Novosibirsk in 2013 and 2014;
  • Vuzpromexpo-2013 [exhibition], etc.