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 main areas of cooperation will be development and implementation of joint initiatives to boost exports of high-tech products, development of support tools, as well as consideration of the interests of NTI companies when forming a standpoint of the Russian Federation within the framework of participation in international organizations and associations. Besides, the parties will be able to carry out information and consultation exchange on export support issues, in particular, on the work of authorities and development institutions.
By developing cooperation within the framework of the agreement, RVC will inform NTI companies about the activities of Russian Export Center, provide REC with information about their projects, as well as research of export markets, analytical and marketing information. In addition, RVC will determine among the NTI participants companies whose products and technologies are ready for export deliveries. Upon request from REC, the Institute of Venture Industry Development of the Russian Federation will conduct a survey among the NTI companies to identify difficulties and challenges in the implementation of their export projects.
The Russian Export Center will, in turn, support implementation of export projects of NTI companies, provide consulting support and assist in the preparation of an export contract, passing certain procedures and international adaptation of export goods, and helping in finding partners abroad. Under the agreement, REC will also provide financial assistance to the NTI participants. In addition, the NTI companies will be able to participate in REC's programs to support foreign patenting, exhibition activities and reimbursement for certification costs in foreign markets as well as transportation costs.
RVC and the Russian Export Center also intend to create a joint register of requests to obtain support from the NTI participants and hold training of NTI exporting companies.