Professor Solomon Darwin invited as a speaker to the Open Innovations Forum to Russia on behalf of the Garwood Center of Corporate Innovation and the Haas School’s Program in Open Innovation. The Moscow International Forum on “Open Innovations”, supported by the Russian Federation government, took place in Moscow from October 31 to November 2, 2012. The Forum was an important business event in Russia, attended by more than 10,000 people from 31 countries, including top level Russian and foreign authorities, top managers of the largest corporations from different countries, leaders and initiator of high-technology projects, venture investors, and representatives from the scientific community. Over 150 meetings, discussions and roundtables were held during the Forum. The large-scale exhibition “Open Innovations Expo 2012” and the special Youth Program were key components to the overall dynamics of the event. Professor Darwin spoke about the need for incorporating open innovation into Russian business models to better compete in the changing global business landscape.