The Interdepartmental Working Group (IWG), under the government commission on the modernization of the economy and innovative development of Russia, approved the financing of seven more high-tech projects of the National Technology Initiative (NTI). The authors of the developments for energy, space, and medicine will receive support, TASS was told on Friday by the press service of the Russian Venture Company (RVC).
Support, in particular, will be received by the Tightrope Walker electric grid maintenance system, which is being implemented as part of the development of the Nerzhdinet NTI market. It makes it possible to inspect and repair power lines using drones automatically. According to experts, its implementation will reduce the cost of network maintenance, reduce the number of accidents, and eliminate fatalities during work.
The IWG also approved the creation of the Kursir mobile complex for flight inspections of radio-technical flight support facilities, which will reduce the cost of performing flight inspections using airplanes. For example, fuel economy through the use of this complex can be 270 kg per flight hour. Another development is a platform for low-orbit spacecraft called Sputniks, which can be used for remote sensing of the Earth, and in the future — to provide space communications, Internet and television broadcasting services. The developers aimed to reduce the mass and dimensions of the satellite platform to 80–200 kg; this will increase the efficiency of its launch by working with various launch vehicles in the format of associated load and reduce costs.
Also, among the projects supported at the government level is the development of the Antiioncoran-M medicine for cancer gene therapy, which can be used to treat cancer of the rectum, cervix, sarcoma, and other types of tumours. Developers of wires will receive financing based on high-temperature superconductors (HTSC), which is necessary for high-tech industries, authors of a cargo drone for transportation in the petrochemical industry and hard-to-reach areas, as well as a project of the NTI Circle movement to organize engineering contests and competitions in marine robotics.
The National Technology Initiative is a long-term program to create new markets and provide conditions for Russia's technological leadership by 2035. Within the framework of the NTI, the roadmaps for the development of technologies in the areas (markets) of Aeronet, Avtonet, Marinet, Neuronet, Helsnet, EnergyNet, Tehnet and the Club movement were approved. Among the NTI “cross-cutting technologies” — artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, big data, quantum technologies, new and portable sources of energy, neurotechnology, and others.
The tasks and capabilities of NTI are integrated into the national project named Science. According to the national project passport, 14 centres of NTI competencies have been created in Russia. The operator of the project to create the NTI Competence Centres is Russian Venture Company (RVC).