The program "Business Mission for Representatives of Russian Development Institutes and Members of Work Groups on Development of Road Maps of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) in Brazil" a general partner of which is RVC has completed. The program has been organized by Sherpa S Pro, a Russian company, and Aptivalux Bioenghenaria, a Brazilian company. During five days representatives of ministry, development agencies, namely the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and RVC, Russian regions, companies and leading higher educational institutions studied specifics of technological development in Brazil, experience of cooperation between Brazilian companies and universities, established contacts for joint projects and industrial cooperation. The participants of the program participated in World Skills, the international skill development championship.
The business mission was headed by Oleg Fomichev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. RVC was represented by Evgeniy Kuznetsov, the deputy director general, director of the project office, and Georgiy Gogolev, the head of the innovation eco-system development service.
Within the program the delegation met representatives of three leading states making the most significant contribution into development of economy of the country. They are São Paulo, a state which provides for more than 30% of the GDP of the country, Minas Gerais, a state leading in mining operations, machine building and R&D, and Rio de Janeiro, a key region in the oil and gas industry. The program was held in capital cities of three leading Brazilian states: São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro. In these cities meetings were held with industrial federations of the States of São Paulo (FIESP) and Minas Gerais (FIEMG), directors of leading universities of São Paulo (USP) and Minas Gerais (UFMG), research support funds of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) and a subdivision of the federal funds of BNDES in Minas Gerais (BDMG), the Oceanic tank laboratory of Petrobras, Center of Comfort Development of Embraer etc. It was especially interesting to visit SENAI, the professional skills development center of the State of São Paulo.
Moreover, the participants discussed the idea of Russian and Brazilian cooperation as well as development of technological innovations in Russia within the framework of the business model. Special attention was paid to the issue of development of consortia uniting several universities and companies. Russians and Brazilians considered solution of typical problems and situations, agreed upon further cooperation steps: visit to Innoprom in Ekaterinburg in 2016, Open Innovations in 2015, joint work and project groups within cooperation of BRICS countries, joint projects for start-up exchange and engineer development. The Russian representatives of the business mission invited Brazilian partners to visit Kazan which had won a right to hold the 45th World Skills, the professional skills championship, in 2019.
The program "Business Mission for Representatives of Russian Development Institutes, Federal Executive Authorities and Members of Work Groups on Development of Road Maps of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) in Brazil" continues a cycle of international educational programs organized by RVC and Sherpa S Pro in order to develop competencies of participants of the Russian innovation eco-system in BRICS countries.
RVC OJSC is a state fund of funds, development institution of the Russian Federation, and one of the key tools of the state in creating national innovation system. RVC’s authorized capital – RUB 30 011 320 700 (about US$ 445 mln.) – is 100% owned by the Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimuschestvo). All in all, RVC has backed 21 funds (including 2 funds in under a foreign jurisdiction) to a total capitalization of RUB 29,1 bln i.e. about US$ 432 mln., its share amounting to RUB 18,5 bln i.e. about US$ 275 mln. As on 2015, RVC backed funds run a portfolio of 176 companies, invested capital totaling more than RUB 17 bln i.e. about US$ 251 mln.