On October 16, at the Open Innovations Forum, RVC held a panel session on the topic: "Golden mean. The balance of state and private capital as a key factor in the development of the venture capital industry.”
Within the framework of the Open Innovations Forum, representatives of the Russian-Belarusian Venture Capital Fund RBF Ventures announced plans to invest new projects and to attract commercial co-investors to the capital of the fund.
On October 17, within the framework of the International Forum “Open Innovations”, RVC and the Foundation for Support of Social Projects (FPSP) entered into an agreement aimed at developing a long-term partnership in the field of social entrepreneurship.
RVC and the Korean electric power company LSIS agreed on the exchange of technology innovations in the field of equipment, software, engineering and services of the market of electric power systems as part of the implementation of the roadmap of the National Energy Initiative. RVC Innovation Infrastructure Development Director Mikhail Antonov and Technical Vice President of LSIS Kwon Bon Hyun signed the corresponding memorandum at the Open Innovations International Forum.
RVC General Director Alexander Povalko and Deputy General Director of the TUS-S&T Service Group Miao Chun at the Third Russian-Chinese Forum “Investing in Innovations” in Moscow signed the agreement on cooperation.
Within the framework of the Moscow International Innovation Development Forum "Open Innovations 2018", the session" Education 4.0. took place Creating optimal conditions for the transition from university to business.”
The IPChain Association (National Coordinating Centre for Processing Transactions with Rights and Objects of Intellectual Property), Skolkovo Foundation, Russian Venture Company and the Foundation for Assistance to the Development of Small Forms of Enterprises in the Scientific and Technical Sphere (Innovation Assistance Fund) have agreed on strategic cooperation in legal protection, security and management of intellectual property.
More than 10 thousand schoolchildren from 387 cities of Russia applied for participation in the Olympiad of the National Technology Initiative (the NTI Olympiad). Accepting of applications from the participants will last until October 30, 2018.
Da Vinci Capital, a leading private equity fund in emerging markets, created with the participation of RVC capital, and the management team of Inventure Partners invested in Gett, a global transport network and leader in the corporate segment of the taxi market.
The RVC team won the PROBA ICCO Global PR AWARDS international development prize for the implementation of the project to promote the All-Russian Engineering Olympiad of the National Technology Initiative (the NTI Olympiad).
This is the second significant transaction of the fund: in 2016, RBV Capital, created with the participation of RVC and R-Farm, sold RetroSense Therapeutics to the same Allergan. Total income only due to the first payments on both transactions will exceed the size of all investments of the fund investors for today.
RVC, in partnership with PwC, launched the Export Accelerator of the National Technology Initiative (NTI). The program is aimed at developing the export of Russian technology companies that operate in the NTI markets.
In September 2018, NTI Lessons (Lesson of the National Technology Initiative) will appear in Russian schools. Teachers will receive teaching materials from which, according to the principle of the designer, they will be able to collect a lesson or a series of lessons on their subject.
As part of the Eastern Economic Forum, Sberbank and RVC signed an agreement on cooperation in holding up Great technology competitions. RVC, ASI and Skolkovo Foundation as part of the implementation of the National Technology Initiative initiated the competitions.
As part of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), which takes place in Vladivostok, the Far Eastern High Technology Fund (FAHTF), created by FRDV, RUSNANO, and RVC, has concluded some agreements with companies developing promising innovative solutions million roubles.
Within the Eastern Economic Forum, the RVC General Director Alexander Povalko and General Director of the Interstate Development Corporation (MKR) Ivan Polyakov signed an agreement to create a joint accelerator of technology start-ups based on GenerationS, including to maintain and modernize the infrastructure of the Arctic zone.
On September 11, as part of the Eastern Economic Forum, Russian Venture Company and the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) signed an agreement on the implementation of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) and projects in the digital economy in the region.