The Government of St. Petersburg and Russian Venture Company (RVC) have agreed to cooperate in the implementation of the National Technology Initiative (NTI). The corresponding agreement was signed at the Barcamp “National Technological Revolution 20.35” conference by the Deputy Governor of St. Petersburg Sergey Movchan and RVC General Director Alexander Povalko.
The purpose of the agreement is the implementation of projects and programs in the field of NTI and digital development in the city, the development of venture capital investment and the innovation ecosystem in St. Petersburg, as well as the promotion of technological entrepreneurship.
The cooperation will include, among other things, the development and holding of joint NTI technological competitions. Also on the agenda, there are thematic events of the All-Russian and international level, including project sessions, attracting venture investors to the region, participation in the development of the urban start-up community and the innovation infrastructure.
The NTI is a long-term state program to create new markets and achieve Russia's technology leadership by 2035. Priorities for NTI development: unmanned transport, neurotechnology, personalized medicine, intellectual energy, advanced production technologies, etc. The design office of NTI is RVC.
The agreement was signed within the framework of the National Technological Revolution 20.35 barcamp, which took place on November 7–8, 2018 in St. Petersburg for the third time, at the boiling point, St. Petersburg. The main focus of this year’s event is on improving the competitiveness of Russian enterprises and finding ways to access global markets. The event is an important communication platform for technology leaders, participants of the National Technology Initiative, young entrepreneurs, business, science, industry, development, and education.
The event was organized by the Committee on Industrial Policy and Innovations of St. Petersburg, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects, Lenpolygraphmash Holding. The official partner of BarCamp is RVC.