The development of technology, support of high-tech companies, creation of an enabling environment for start-ups, rapid introduction and commercialisation of new developments are essential factors for the creation of a competitive economy of the country.
To achieve this goal, RVC uses venture financing tools, organizes accelerating and educational programs, works with technology communities, contributes to the transformation of scientific and technology resources into start-ups and technology companies developing new technologies, products, and services.
The development of technology entrepreneurship is carried out by RVC in the context of megaprojects of the State innovation policy, such as National Technology Initiative (NTI), the Digital Economy program and, possibly, other future projects and programs, taking into account the directions and tasks of the Strategy of scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation.
The National Technology Initiative (NTI) is a long-term comprehensive program creating conditions for ensuring the leadership of Russian companies in new high-tech markets that will determine the structure of the global economy in the next 15-20 years.
NTI includes a set of projects and programs aimed at integrating of Russia into the formation of standards for global markets for the future and the receipt by Russian companies in these markets of a significant share.
In his Address to the Federal Assembly on December 4, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin designated the National Technological Initiative as one of the priorities of State policy.
Since 2015, RVC has been involved in the implementation of NTI, and since 2016 it has been performing the functions of NTIProject Office: carries out project management, organizational, technical and expert-analytical support, information and financial support for the development and implementation of road maps and NTI projects.
To develop NTIand increase the effectiveness of the implementation of the "road maps" and NTI projects, in addition to performing the functions of NTIProject Office, RVC operates in the following areas:
Expansion of existing instruments of State support for innovative activities, as well as new forms of State support for NTI projects
In cooperation with development institutions and other partners, the creation of accelerating programs for the formation of a steady stream of NTI projects
Implementation of significant projects in the interests of NTI: establishment of NTI competence centres on the basis of universities and scientific organizations, organization of NTI technology competitions, etc.
Assistance to RVC in the development of NTI includes the development of a long-term NTI implementation plan, monitoring and updating NTIroad maps, the adoption and implementation of normative road maps, the creation of NTI infrastructure centres, the expansion of the participation of federal executive bodies, the provision of technology analysis and expertise in the interests of NTI.
Development of a long-term plan for the implementation of NTI Monitoring the implementation of market "road maps" of NTI "Standard Road maps" of NTI Infrastructure centres of NTI Support NTI projects
The most critical task of NTI is formation of a scientific and technical backlog in Russia, an active support of "cross-cutting" technologies and removal of existing technology related barriers to the development of Russian industry. Overcoming technology associated barriers will contribute to the development of national scientific and industrial potential, intellectual base, as well as the emergence of new technologies, products, and markets.
In the interests of developing the ecosystem of venture financing, RVC organizes accelerating programs aimed at promoting the development of technology entrepreneurship. RVC creates new opportunities for rapidly growing high-tech companies, in particular, creating a rating of "TekhUp". In partnership with RVC, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia launched a priority project to support private high-tech leader companies (National Champions).
For the expert support of NTI and coordination of this activity with various instruments of State policy, the development of the competence of technology assessment will be carried out through working with professional experts in the technology field. Technology entrepreneurs, representatives of leading universities and research centres, business associations of the country, development institutions, as well as representatives of expert communities and federal executive bodies will be able to identify promising technology markets, participate in NTIworking groups, and take a direct part in creating a strategy for the venture market.
Companies competing for leadership in global high-tech markets will have to show minimum requirements for quantity, and maximum ones to the quality of personnel. In 5-10 years, it is required to form a new wave of technology entrepreneurs, engineers, inventors in Russia, who will be able to create technologies and products in new markets and withstand world competition. RVC participates in the creation and implementation of educational programs and courses on technology entrepreneurship, supports NTIClub Movement, takes part in the organization of NTIOlympiad and the 20.35. University.
RVC communication projects are designed to promote the evolution of public opinion about the market of innovations and technology entrepreneurship, to involve young people and new investors in multiple business activities. The tools and capabilities formed at the level of the communication infrastructure should serve as a basis for the implementation of communication initiatives implemented within the framework of NTIroad maps.
In the Russian Federation, innovation activity is concentrated, mainly, in central regions - in the city of Moscow and St. Petersburg. To develop the flow of regional technology projects, RVC supports the creation and effective use of regional innovation infrastructure; involves regions and promotes the implementation of NTI on their territory; develops educational programs for training specialists in innovation management and technology entrepreneurs; participates in accelerating activities.
The objective of the program is to ensure engagement of the active part of society in innovation activity and to develop positive public image in relation to new markets and technologies.
One of the key results of RVC activities within this direction should be development of strategic agenda and specific proposals for various aspects of innovation, scientific and technological policy as well as public support of the corresponding initiatives.