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The venture capital market, which forms the basis of the venture capital ecosystem, in the first half of 2019 showed an increase of 161% up to $248.1 million compared to the first half of 2018, when its volume was $94.9 million. At the same time, 129 deals were completed, which is 48% more than a year earlier (87 deals). The average deal size in the first half of 2019 increased to $3.1 million. A year ago, this figure was equal to $1.5 million.
Severstal, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated mining and steel-casting companies, has become one of the partners of the TechUspekh-2019 rating. Its participants — Russian high-tech companies boasting high leadership potential — will gain an opportunity to create joint projects with Severstal as well as pilot their developments on its industrial sites.
The Interdepartmental Working Group (IWG) for the implementation of the National Technology Initiative approved the support for new projects in the markets of Neuronet, Energy, and the Circle movement.
Airbus Aircraft Corporation will take part in the examination of Russian fast-growing technology companies in the TechUspekh rating. The winners of the rating will be able to launch joint projects with the corporation and will receive assistance in entering foreign markets.
The competence centre of the NTI — Technologies for Wireless Communications and the Internet of Things — in Skoltech, with the participation of the Technical Committee — Cyber-Physical Systems, has developed a draft preliminary national standard (PNS); the Protocol for wireless data transmission for high-capacity networks based on ultra-narrowband radio signal modulation (OpenUNB, Open Ultra-Narrowband).
The unique database contains more than 600 thousand images, of which more than 20 thousand pictures obtained under severe weather conditions are manually marked, as well as data from the lidar, making it possible to create a real-time 3D map of the space surrounding the car. The dataset is freely available under the CC BY 4.0 open source license.
RVC has published its Annual Report for 2018, which reflects the main results of the Company’s activities in support of the National Technology Initiative, as well as the development of a mature venture investment industry in Russia.


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