Innovative economy

Thomas Nastas, president and founder of Innovative Ventures Incorporated

1949 - Born in Detroit
1971 – Graduates, Michigan State University
1973 - Receives MBA, Michigan State University
1973 - Co-founder, Planned Innovation
1978 - Manager of product planning, Multifastener Corp.
1978 - Visiting instructor of marketing, Michigan State University
1986 - Founder and president, Innovative Ventures Inc., Michigan
1998 - Managing director, U.S. Russia Investment Fund
2002 - Instructor of marketing, American Institute of Business and Economics, Moscow

During his presidential campaign Dmitry Medvedev proposed to the voters the ‘Four I's’ model: institutions, infrastructure, innovations and investment - four components which are crucial to modernizing the country. This month he confirmed that this model would be kept despite the global economic crisis. How can the innovative projects be supported in the dire straits of the financial crunch? We’ll be talking about it with Thomas Nastas, the president and founder of Innovative Ventures Incorporated.