34 Russian universities from 25 cities have signed licence agreements with RVC on incorporating the course "Innovative Economy and Technological Entrepreneurship" in the academic programme for 2018/2019, the classes are starting in September. It is planned that the number of operating universities will reach 100, and about 50 thousand students will take the course by 2020.
The working party has conducted the first meeting on preparation of the Strategy for development the market of venture and direct investments by 2030 in Moscow. The meeting was visited by representatives of leading development institutions, federal authorities and independent experts.
Russian Venture Company (RVC), Skolkovo Foundation, and Agency for Strategic Initiatives announced the call for applications for Up Great technology contests implemented within the National Technology Initiative (NTI). The first series of contests will focus on addressing global technological challenges and searching for breakthrough solutions in the development of unmanned transport and hydrogen energy.
Unilever, one of the world leaders in the everyday goods market, launches the accelerator for innovative startups in the field of production, storage and packaging of food products on GenerationS, a platform for the corporate acceleration development by RVC. Up to 20 technological projects might participate in the accelerator.
Yandex became a technology partner of "Winter City", the Up Great competition aimed at creating an unmanned vehicle that could travel in an city in extreme weather conditions. The competition winning team will take a cash prize in the amount of 175 million rubles.
RVC, Skolkovo Foundation and ASI announce the official beginning of receiving applications for the Up Great technological competitions implemented as part of the National Technology Initiative. The first series of the competitions will be aimed at revealing breakthrough solutions in the unmanned vehicles design and hydrogen energetics development.
The RVC Management Board has approved the company's new investment strategy. RVC intends to expand its existing line of investment tools, introduce new standards for cooperation with funds and management companies, and create a comprehensive service platform for different venture capital market players.
The RVC-based technical committee "Cyber Physical Systems" with the cooperation of Rostelecom presented the draft international standard in the field of industrial "Internet of Things" (IIoT). In July 2018, the document will be sent to the International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC on behalf of the Russian Federation for international voting.
RVC has published the Annual Report for 2017. This document reflects the main results of the company's activities in support of the National Technological Initiative (NTI), and in creation of financial and non-financial development instruments of the innovative ecosystem in Russia.
RVC and the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in development and advancement of technology innovation. The agreement was signed on the margins of Russia Korea Business Forum in Moscow.
RZhD JSC (Russian Railways) has signed an agreement on investing 300 million rubles in the industrial venture fund managed by Skolkovo-Venture Investments LLC. The document was signed by Andrey Starkov, Deputy General Director of RZhD JSC (Russian Railways), and Vasily Belov, CEO of Skolkovo-Venture Investments LLC.
RVC is organizing a training seminar for university teachers who teach the educational course ‘Innovative Economy and Technological Entrepreneurship’. The seminar deals with the methods of teaching the course and working with students' technological projects.
Andrei Rudskoy, the rector of RSPPU and a RAS Academician, and Alexander Povalko, RVC General Director, have signed an agreement to implement the road map, which aims to establish educational and research programs at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University from 2018 to 2020.