RVC and Sberbank PJSC have signed an innovation and technological cooperation agreement focused on searching of new technologies and increase in business efficiency of both parties. This document was signed by RVC General Director Alexander Povalko and senior vice-president of Sberbank, manager of Sberbank CIB Igor Bulantsev during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017.
The agreement signed provides for joint measures in searching and implementation of state-of-the-art solutions in the banking sector as well as exchange of analytical information on new technologies and innovation activities.
The parties have expressed interest in technological solutions aimed at improvement of the bank and its clients' operating efficiency. It is expected that joint acceleration programs will be organized in the field of financial technologies, models of cooperation will be prepared to encourage investments into the high-technology and rapidly growing companies as well as joint financial products for the funding of "New economy" companies will be developed.
Within the framework of this agreement, RVC will assist the bank in ist work with participants of RVC acceleration programs including GenerationS, the largest start-up accelerator in Russia and Eastern Europe. RVC will also support in coordinating negotiations between the bank and leaders of the “TekhUspekh” rating of fast-growing technological companiesand RVC funds' portfolio companies.
Sberbank considers RVC as a strategic partner and is going to actively extend cooperation in the field of technology search having a synergetic effect with the bank's innovation activities.
Key technological directions within the framework of cooperation will be the following: machine learning, big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain platforms, anti-piracy solutions and cyber-security, advertisement and marketing, distance education, knowledge management, augmented reality, Internet of Things and others.