NTI competence Centers in the field of Photonics and new materials will appear in Russia


The Perm State National Research University and the N. E. Bauman Moscow State Technical University received such status.

The competition Commission formed by the Ministry of education and science of Russia determined the winners of the competition for state support of the competence Centers of the National technological initiative on the basis of educational institutions of higher education and scientific organizations.

Perm state national research University was recognized as the winner for the end-to-end technology “Photonics”, for the end-to-end technology “technologies of modelling and development of materials with specified properties” — the N. E. Bauman Moscow State Technical University (National Research University).

State support for new NTI competence Centers will be launched in 2021. The planned average amount of their state support will be 650 million rubles per one center for the period until 2024 inclusive.

“The development of photon technologies and new materials is at the heart of present and future advances in healthcare, cybersecurity, space, quantum technology, mechanical engineering, and others. I am confident that the centers will help solve many social and technical problems, including making a significant contribution to the digital transformation of key sectors of the Russian economy”, commented the head of the Ministry of education and science of Russia Valery Falkov.

The state support program for NTI competence Centers was launched in 2017. The centers are a platform for the development of cooperation of the University, scientific and business community in order to overcome technological barriers and strengthen the positions of Russian companies in the global NTI markets. The centers conduct research and educational activities in a consortium with major technology companies and scientific organizations. According to the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation, RVC is engaged in support and monitoring of the activities of the competence Centers of NTI .

In the course of the previous competitive selection, 14 competence Centers of NTI were identified on the basis of universities and scientific organizations in such areas as artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, quantum technologies, sensorics, and others. Their portfolio includes 200 research projects. In total, in 2017-2020, 8.7 billion roubles were allocated from the state budget to support the NTI competence Centres. At the same time, in 2019, the income of the Centers amounted to almost 4 billion rubles, and the co-financing of the Centers from extra-budgetary sources exceeded 1.9 billion rubles.

The Protocol for determining the winners of the competitive selection is posted  on the website.


NTI competence centers are units that are created on the basis of educational or scientific organizations. The centers conduct research and educational activities in a consortium with leading technology companies for the development of “end-to-end technologies”. These technologies include big data, artificial intelligence, quantum technologies, new and portable energy sources, wireless technologies, virtual and augmented reality technologies, and others. A total of 14 such Centers have been created. The operator of the NTI competence Centers project is RVC.

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