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Participants of Gaidar Forum 2018 Discuss Results and New Challenges of the National Champions Project
Representatives of public authorities, development institutions, corporations and businesses came together on January 18 at the Gaidar Forum 2018 "Russia and the World: Goals and Values" to discuss the outcomes of the implementation of the priority project ‘National Champions’ of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development in 2017 and outline key directions and plans for the upcoming year.
Representatives of development institutions, corporations and businesses discussed the necessary steps to effectively transform the interaction between universities and businesses during the panel discussion "Leading Companies and Universities: Tasks and Ideas for Technological Breakthrough", which took place on January 16 as part of Gaidar Forum 2018: "Russia and the World: Goals and Values."
On December 22, the competition commission formed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, summed up the results of the competitive selection of grant recipients for state support of the National Technology Initiative centres at universities and scientific organizations. Six NTI Competence Centres have been selected, four of which are formed at the premises of universities and two — on the basis of scientific organizations. By order of the Government of the Russian Federation, RVC is entrusted with maintenance and monitoring of the centers’ activities.
The Ministry of Economic Development of Russia approved a list of 32 companies that have become new participants in the priority project called Support for Private High-tech Companies-leaders (National Champions), aimed at providing focused support to companies in various industries that have a significant potential to conquer domestic and foreign markets. Companies were selected from among the participants of TechUspekh rating in 2017 organized by RVC.
According to the annual research of the dynamics of the development of scientific communication in Russia 2016-2017, conducted by the educational and networking project "Communication Laboratory" of RVC in partnership with ITMO University, the number of publications on science in the Russian mass media is growing, the share of original content is increasing, the websites of leading universities are indexed by the monitoring system "Medialogy" as media.
According to the results of the second stage of the NTI Olympiad, organized by the RVC, 578 schoolchildren entered the finals. Among them, there are finalists of 15 profiles, winners and prize-winners of the last year's NTI Olympiad and open engineering competitions.
RVC announces the beginning of the selection of the managing partner (MP) for the NTI venture fund. The fund will be established in the form of an investment partnership for a period of 10 years, the investment period will be 5 years. The operator of the selection procedure will be RVC Infrafund, which in future will become a mere fellow investor of the fund created in accordance with the draft of the National Technology Initiative "Venture Support for the Growth of NTI Companies".
According to Firrma's annual activity rating of Russian venture funds, the strategic partners of which are RVC and EY, 2017 saw three times as many established venture capital funds (11) compared to the previous year (4).
American biotechnology company OncoTartis Inc., which is developing a new class of antitumor drugs, raised $ 6 million from two investors. The funds will be used to conduct Phase I of clinical trials for OT-82, a drug for resistant forms of acute leukemia.
The Russian venture capital market's key results of 2017 were presented on November 30, 2017 at the IV annual Forum "Ecosystem of Innovations" organized by RVC. The experts summed up the year's results, outlined current problems and trends in the venture capital market development.
RVC, Roscosmos and VEB Innovations announced establishment of a venture fund in form of Investment Partnership Agreement. The agreement of intent was signed by Alexander Povalko, the CEO of RVC, Anton Zhiganov, executive director for business development and commercialization at Roskosmos and Kirill Bulatov, CEO of VEB Innovations LLC.

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