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Results of the Competitive Selection of the NTI Competence Centres are Summed Up
29.12.2017
On December 22, the competition commission formed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, summed up the results of the competitive selection of grant recipients for state support of the National Technology Initiative centres at universities and scientific organizations. Six NTI Competence Centres have been selected, four of which are formed at the premises of universities and two — on the basis of scientific organizations. By order of the Government of the Russian Federation, RVC is entrusted with maintenance and monitoring of the centers’ activities.
The Ministry of Economic Development of Russia approved a list of 32 companies that have become new participants in the priority project called Support for Private High-tech Companies-leaders (National Champions), aimed at providing focused support to companies in various industries that have a significant potential to conquer domestic and foreign markets. Companies were selected from among the participants of TechUspekh rating in 2017 organized by RVC.
According to the annual research of the dynamics of the development of scientific communication in Russia 2016-2017, conducted by the educational and networking project "Communication Laboratory" of RVC in partnership with ITMO University, the number of publications on science in the Russian mass media is growing, the share of original content is increasing, the websites of leading universities are indexed by the monitoring system "Medialogy" as media.
According to the results of the second stage of the NTI Olympiad, organized by the RVC, 578 schoolchildren entered the finals. Among them, there are finalists of 15 profiles, winners and prize-winners of the last year's NTI Olympiad and open engineering competitions.
According to Firrma's annual activity rating of Russian venture funds, the strategic partners of which are RVC and EY, 2017 saw three times as many established venture capital funds (11) compared to the previous year (4).
The Russian venture capital market's key results of 2017 were presented on November 30, 2017 at the IV annual Forum "Ecosystem of Innovations" organized by RVC. The experts summed up the year's results, outlined current problems and trends in the venture capital market development.
RVC, Roscosmos and VEB Innovations announced establishment of a venture fund in form of Investment Partnership Agreement. The agreement of intent was signed by Alexander Povalko, the CEO of RVC, Anton Zhiganov, executive director for business development and commercialization at Roskosmos and Kirill Bulatov, CEO of VEB Innovations LLC.
Alexey Basov was appointed Deputy General Director and Investment Director of RVC. Alexey will be in charge for the implementation of company's strategy in the field of investment policy, programs and projects.
For the pilot implementation of the projects of the National Technological Initiative, a working group will be established in the Novgorod Oblast, including representatives of the NTI Project Office, the Administration and public authorities of the Novgorod Oblast, companies participating in the road maps of the NTI markets as well as individual technological entrepreneurs.
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 State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Oleg Fomichev, chaired a meeting of the RVC Board of Directors, at which the Company's Development Strategy for 2017-2030 was approved.
The interdepartmental working group under the presidium of the Council for Economic Modernization and Innovative Development approved a grant of 244 million rubles for the implementation of SKYF project, which is an unmanned aerial carrier platform for cargo transportation and agricultural aviation.


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