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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."
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 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).
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.
Alexey Basov was appointed Deputy General Director and Investment Director of RVC. Alexey will be in charge for the implementation of company's strategy in the field of investment policy, programs and projects.
For the pilot implementation of the projects of the National Technological Initiative, a working group will be established in the Novgorod Oblast, including representatives of the NTI Project Office, the Administration and public authorities of the Novgorod Oblast, companies participating in the road maps of the NTI markets as well as individual technological entrepreneurs.
RVC and the Russian Export Center (REC) signed a cooperation agreement aimed at facilitating exports of high-tech products of companies participating in the National Technology Initiative (NTI) when entering foreign markets. The agreement was signed by the General Director of RVC Alexander Povalko and head of REC Group of Companies Petr Fradkov within the Open Innovations-2017 Forum.
The State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Oleg Fomichev, chaired a meeting of the RVC Board of Directors, at which the Company's Development Strategy for 2017-2030 was approved.

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