The implementors of the ‘road map’ are to remove until 2035 main legislative obstacles that hinder the development of healthcare digital technologies and prevent Russian breakthrough medicines and medical products from entering the market.
The document assumes consistent elimination of legislative obstacles to facilitate development of new energy-sector technologies and products, including intelligent distributed energy, distribution networks, personal energy and consumer services.
The Finale of the GenerationS corporate accelerator for technological startups annually held by RVC took place in the multimedia space Tesla Place in Moscow on April 27. Three winners shared the Grand Prix of RUB 16M (~USD 260K), and 20 finalists received in-kind prizes from the Partners of the accelerator.
RVC has joined efforts with Lomonosov Moscow State University and ITMO to develop a training course ‘Innovative Economics and Technological Entrepreneurship’ to be included in universities' curriculum.
The Government of the Russian Federation has published a decree defining the requirements for the arrangement and holding competitions as well as the rules for granting federal subsidies to meet the project needs.
During the selection phase the highest score was gained by the investment team Kama Flow. They are planning to sign legally binding documents with the managing partner before the end of May 2018 once due diligence is passed and corporate approvals are obtained.
The Russian Venture Capital Association (RVCA), in cooperation with the Venture Capital Innovation Fund (VCIF) presented a study of the Russian private equity and venture investment market covering 2017.
The Moscow Seed Fund (Fund for assistance to development of venture investment in small science-and-technology enterprises of Moscow), established by the Moscow Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship with the support of RVC, in cooperation with the business angel Mikhail Chuchkevich invested RUB 9 million in the iNVend project in March 2018.
The Russian-Belarusian Venture Investment Fund, which was established by RVC, RVC Infrafund and the Belarusian Innovation Fund, has invested RUB 25M in AgroDronGroup, an R&D company that develops agricultural drones.
The 8-9 March saw competitions of robotic-wheeled micro-cars — RoboRacers, as part of the 10th All-Russian robotic festival PROFEST 2018. RVC supported the event in preparation for the NTI technological competition "Winter City", which is scheduled for launch in 2018.
Microsoft Corporation will participate in the selection of projects in the FinTech track and the media direction of the Creative track of the GenerationS Federal Start-up Accelerator, organized by RVC.
On March 14, a panel discussion "Effective start-ups: Russia and the World" was held within the framework of the All-Russian Forum "Russia is a Country of Opportunities". Representatives of development and business institutions discussed measures of state support for start-ups as well as opportunities for the development of high-tech business in Russia.
Out of 2,226 technological start-ups that passed the training program within the regional practical consulting sessions (RPCS) in 2016, 1825 (82%) continued development and 334 (15%) reached new stages of development.
The Educational Centre Sirius in Sochi summed up the results of the All-Russian Engineering Olympiad of the National Technological Initiative (NTI). The 11 best teams and 18 winners in the individual all-around were defined based on final tests’ results. The main prize is 100 USE (Uniform state exam) points in core subjects upon admission to the leading Russian universities.
On February 15, within the framework of the 17th annual Russian Investment Forum in Sochi, RVC held a business breakfast on the following topic: "Efficiency of venture market ecosystem’s operation: how to activate commercialization of innovations". Participants of the event discussed the necessary tools to develop the venture industry and specifics of interaction between its key participants.
14 февраля РВК провела бизнес-завтрак с участием партнеров и инвесторов ведущих российских венчурных фондов. Эксперты обсудили возможные преимущества и риски работы с государственным капиталом, а также детально ознакомились с параметрами открытого конкурса на поиск управляющего товарища венчурного фонда НТИ.