The Contest's Commission of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science has allocated six competence centers for the National Technological Initiative (NTI), which will be based at universities and scientific organizations in Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg and Vladivostok. Such has been the message from the Russian Venture Company (RVC), which maintains and monitors the activities of the centers.
The grants will be allocated to the NTI сenter of artificial intelligence, located at MIPT, the center of quantum technologies located at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the competence center of new and mobile energy technologies, located at the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the NTI Center "New Production Technologies" located at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, the technology center for managing the properties of biological objects, located at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the NTI Center of Neuro-technology, Virtual and Augmented Reality located at FEFU.
The total number of consortium participants who have applied for the contest exceeded 570, two thirds of whom come from business, RVC notes. In terms of four "end-to-end technologies" ("Technologies for big data storage and processing", "Distributed register technologies", "Sensor technologies, robotics components production", "Wireless communication technologies and the Internet of Things"), the contest's commission proposed an additional competitive selection in 2018 .
NTI is a long-term comprehensive program for ensuring the leadership of Russian companies in new high-tech markets that will determine the structure of the global economy within the next 15-20 years. In his message to the Federal Assembly in December 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin designated NTI as one of the priorities of the national policy.