RVC and the Government of Perm Krai agreed on a partnership in the field of the National Technology Initiative (NTI). The corresponding agreement was signed at the Interregional Export Forum in Perm by the governor of Prikamye, Maxim Reshetnikov, and Alexander Povalko, the General Director of RVC.
The agreement provides for the implementation of projects and programs in the field of NTI and digital development, training for high-tech markets, the development of venture capital investment and the innovation ecosystem in the Perm region.
The parties plan to hold joint technological competitions of NTI, project sessions and events as part of the agreement. RVC will assist the region in the development of new venture capital market tools, take part in the development of a regional startup community and innovation infrastructure. In particular, a startup accelerator based on the regional GenerationS franchise may be launched in the Perm region.
The course “Innovative Economics and Technological Entrepreneurship” developed by RVC with the participation of the Moscow State University and ITMO University will be offered for highly qualified personnel in higher education institutions of the Perm region. As part of the course, students will learn how to launch startups from the idea stage to market entry.
According to Governor Maxim Reshetnikov, the agreement with RVC focuses on resolving issues on the implementation of the National Technology Initiative in the province. The need for such projects has been repeatedly declared by Russian President Vladimir Putin, denoting that the country should develop industries that are expected to become the basis of the global economy in the next dozen years.
Besides, the parties will seek talents among schoolchildren and will encourage them to try their talents at the NTI Olympiad.
NTI is a long-term state program aimed at creating new markets and achieving Russia's technological leadership by 2035. Priorities for the NTI development: unmanned vehicles, neurotechnology, personalized medicine, intellectual energy, advanced production technologies, etc. The design office for NTI is RVC.