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.
On August 28, the first meeting of the expert council at RVC to prepare the Strategy for the Development of the Venture and Direct Investment Market until 2030 was held in Moscow The meeting was attended by representatives of venture funds, corporations, large innovative and technology companies.
On August 27, in the framework of the VI International Forum of Technological Development Technoprom-2018 in Novosibirsk, a strategic session “Technological Leadership of Russia in 2035: the development of new markets and "end-to-end" technologies". The participants discussed the prospects for the interaction of the industrial sector with scientific organizations, the problems of commercialisation and transfer of technologies being created.
34 Russian universities from 25 cities have signed licence agreements with RVC on incorporating the course "Innovative Economy and Technological Entrepreneurship" in the academic programme for 2018/2019, the classes are starting in September. It is planned that the number of operating universities will reach 100, and about 50 thousand students will take the course by 2020.
The working party has conducted the first meeting on preparation of the Strategy for development the market of venture and direct investments by 2030 in Moscow. The meeting was visited by representatives of leading development institutions, federal authorities and independent experts.
Russian Venture Company (RVC), Skolkovo Foundation, and Agency for Strategic Initiatives announced the call for applications for Up Great technology contests implemented within the National Technology Initiative (NTI). The first series of contests will focus on addressing global technological challenges and searching for breakthrough solutions in the development of unmanned transport and hydrogen energy.