Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
It’s the Association of Russian Federation subjects, formed to support and promote innovation, economic, scientific-technical and educational projects. The Association was established with the support of Ministry of Economic Development, Rusnano, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). Currently AIRR includes Bashkortostan, Mordovia and Tatarstan Republics, Altai, Krasnoyarsk and Perm Territories, Irkutsk, Kaluga, Lipetsk, Novosibirsk, Samara, Tomsk, Tyumen and Ulyanovsk Regions.
Fund for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology
It implements programs aimed at creation of new and development of existing high-tech companies, commercialization of results of scientific and technological activities, attraction of investments in small innovative businesses, creation of new jobs. The Fund’s programs provide an opportunity to turn the scientific ideas into a sustainable business attractive for domestic and foreign investors.
Since 1994, the Fund has received over 55 thousand applications for R&D, over 12 thousand of young innovators have received support, over 4.8 thousand startups have been created. The Fund’s representatives work in 65 regions of Russia.