Six development institutes signed a Memorandum on launching a mechanism for seamless integration of support measures. The document was signed in pursuance of the instruction of the First Deputy Chairman of the Government Andrey Belousov. The parties to the agreement were The Russian direct investment Fund (RDIF), the Russian venture company, the SKOLKOVO Foundation, the innovation assistance Fund, the Fund for infrastructure and educational programs, and the ANO Platform for the National technology initiative.
The project is aimed at creating an effective mechanism of acceleration-from the selection and formation of teams, and then the company, to commercialization and industrial implementation of products. At each stage of the life cycle, the company can rely on an appropriate support tool, primarily financial. If a company is successful, this gives it a certain advantage in getting support in the next stage of growth. At the same time, the tool allows to solve the tasks of reducing the administrative burden on the technology entrepreneur, including reducing the number of requested information and documents, improving the quality of services provided through feedback.
The mechanism works through effective information exchange between development institutions — participants of the agreement — on teams, projects and companies, their development and success. Thus, the decision-making process on support (financing) is facilitated and accelerated. At the same time, the final decision on financing remains with the development Institute.
The implementation of the mechanism of integration of support measures is supported by the logic of the reform of development institutions, which is currently carried out by the Government of Russia. The first pilot group of projects will be able to benefit from related support measures within the framework of the seamless integration mechanism as early as mid-2021.
Director General of the Russian direct investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev noted:
Seamless support measures have already started to be worked out. In November, at the online intensive “Archipelago 20.35”, organized by Platform NTI and partners, the development institutes tested the process of seamless work with data on projects and teams (digital footprint), as well as seamless evaluation of projects, commented on by Dmitry Peskov, special representative of the President of Russia for digital and technological development, CEO of ANO Platform NTI .