The European Alliance for Technology Development (Alliance Tech):

Fosters the emergence of transformative technologies across sustainable geo-innovation zones;

Offers a co-creation framework for investors, entrepreneurs, private and public sector leaders, academia and R&D centers across and beyond the European continent. 

Alliance Tech is a non-profit registered in France.

 CONNECTING GEO-INNOVATION  ZONES ACROSS THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT 

From artificial intelligence, to blockchain, to computer vision, to cybersecurity and much more, a variety of cutting-edge technologies originate from Eastern Europe. This region  from Russia, to Ukraine, to Belarus; from the Balkans, to the Baltic states, to Central Asia — is home to vast talent pools, reserves of entrepreneurial energy, and considerable investment capacities.

Alliance Tech aims to bridge this emerging geo-innovation zone to the global market — in particular through Western Europe’s innovation-oriented areas, which offer a variety of development opportunities.

  • Startup acceleration: Alliance Tech helps Eastern European startups meet the needs of international players. Next-gen acceleration programs are designed with institutions from the countries of origin and destination to make startup development beneficial to all (more information)
  • Cross-European partnerships:  Alliance Tech helps private and public players build partnerships across the continent and co-design forward-looking development strategies – through academic and research programs, inter-city cooperation, industrial alliances, ecosystem integration, etc.

FOCUS AREAS & programS 

Through the rich background of its founders, advisors and partners, Alliance Tech’s focus areas include Digital Health, Fashion Tech, Food Tech, Industrial Tech, Digital Commerce and Fintech, among others. 

Alliance Tech conducts, promotes or takes part in a variety of initiatives involving players from all across the world, including these ones: 

  • East-West Acceleration: A tailored approach to support the development of Eastern European startups in the key markets of Western Europe and further in the global marketplace. 
  • Integration Programs:  A set of practice-based methodologies to develop and deploy innovative technologies though existing or emerging value chains.
  • Resilience, Sustainability & Innovation (RSI): Alliance Tech is a proud co-founder of the RSI Foundation, a Swiss non-profit developing innovative approaches to crisis preparedness and sustainability challenges.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Dmitry Demidenko

Dmitry Demidenko

Legal & VC

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A lawyer and venture capitalist operating in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine France and beyond. First VP at the French-Russian Chamber of Commerce (CCIFR).

Adrien Henni

Adrien Henni

Executive President

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Startup entrepreneur (France, 1999-2003), VC program manager (Russia, 2009-2010); advisor to startups and funds; co-founder of East-West Digital News, a news and research agency dedicated to tech innovation in Eastern Europe.
Konstantine Karczmarski

Konstantine Karczmarski

Research & Innovation

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International innovation management and investment professional since 1991. Board member in several Russian, French and Italian startups; commercialization advisor at ITMO University in St. Petersburg.

Dr. Alex Kosik

Dr. Alex Kosik

Operations

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Serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor; full-cycle venture and corporate innovation experience; managing investments and portfolios of life sciences, IT, fintech and medical device sectors totaling over $60m in annual revenues. Based in Washington and Moscow.
Alexander Pankov

Alexander Pankov

Investor Relations

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Mentor and jury member for social-impact startups (Social Impact Award Russia contest, Impact Hub Moscow annual acceleration program); Executive Director of NAIMA, a major Russian investor association.
Dr. Ron Ribitzky

Dr. Ron Ribitzky

Strategy

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Innovation thought-leader and expert in technology ecosystem formation, founder of R&D Ribitzky, based in the USA and Israel. With a career stretching from Harvard to IBM Science Center, Intel and Skolkovo among others, Ron is deeply involved in international corporate innovation and startup development.
Natalia Tchourikova

Natalia Tchourikova

Market Intelligence

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A life-long startup entrepreneur and evangelist, Natalia Tchourikova has a French, Russian, Polish and Ukrainian background. She is Head of Strategy at East-West Digital News and Head of Market Intelligence at Alliance Tech

Board Of Advisors

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Association « Alliance Européenne pour le Développement Technologique» Place Vendôme - 231 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France