15 fast-growing technology companies became members of the first Export Accelerator of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) organized by RVC in partnership with PwC. The program aims to promote the export of Russian companies in the field of artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things in the Asian markets.
Acceleration applications to the NTI Export Accelerator have been submitted by more than 60 companies. Of these, 50 applicants were approved for further consideration and were given practical recommendations and structured detailed feedback on eight evaluation criteria: Market, Product, Financial Performance, Innovativeness, Motivation, Market Representation, Competence and Corporate Culture.
Following expert evaluation, 15 technology companies reached the final stage of the accelerator: eight companies specialize in the development of globally-oriented products in the AI field, four are engaged in the Internet of Things, the other three deal with Big Data. The products of the companies correspond to the NTI markets Neuronet (10 participants), Avtonet and Energynet (2 participants each) and Safenet (1 participant). The average annual turnover of the finalist companies exceeds RUB 600 million. All participants focus on sales in Asian markets, mainly in China.
The next stage of the accelerator will take place from November 12 to December 10, 2018. Participants will receive special training for in-depth interviews with relevant foreign business and technology experts who will help them identify existing opportunities in the target market and form a pool of potential partners and customers.
The following companies have become participants of the NTI Export Accelerator:
— Addreality, a platform for recognizing customers and managing personalized advertising campaigns at points of sale;
— Brain Development, a digital learning complex for research in the field of neuropsychology;
— CDNvideo, live video broadcasting platform;
— ChemRar, clinical research and pharmaceutical testing services;
— Heedbook Cloud, a service for analyzing customer satisfaction with the company's services;
— Nanosemantics, voice and text chat bots for contact centers;
— NTC, software for managing operations in the oil and gas industry;
— Seldon, information and analytical system for working with contracts and procurement;
— Speechpro, development of client technology solutions in the field of speech recognition, biometric analysis and data management;
— Zyfra, a system for monitoring production in heavy industry;
— Korus, a cloud service for forecasting demand in retail and the effectiveness of promotional campaigns;
— ASD Tech, a cloud solution for storing large amounts of data;
— Angara, technology for hydrogen cleaning of heat exchange equipment;
— RTSoft, control systems, forecasting and optimization of processes in energy companies ;
— Astrosoft, software development for IoT.
The export accelerator was launched by RVC together with PwC in September 2018 in the interests of developing the National Technology Initiative. NTI is a long-term state program ащк creation conditions for 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. The design office for NTI is RVC.