The Skolkovo innovation city is gearing up to host the biggest Open Innovations forum that Russia has yet seen on October 16-18, featuring tech stars, government representatives , entrepreneurs, businesspeople and futurologists from around the world.
SimpleFinance, a Russian online micro-lending platform targeting small and medium-sized businesses, earlier this fall secured an equity investment from the SBI FinTech Business Innovation Fund LPS, EWDN reported.
Russia rose five spots to #38 out of 137 countries in the latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index, with its score increasing to 4.64 from 4.51 in last year’s report, the US-Russia Business Council reported, citing the source.
The overall entrepreneurial activity in Russia reached a record high of 11.3% in 2017, the US-Russia Business Council reported, citing the new Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2016/17, which is produced by several global economic schools including Babson College and the London Business School.
Ruselectronics, a large state-owned electronics maker, has unveiled its pioneering technology that helps recover parts of the human face lost to traumas or oral and maxillofacial surgeries, or missing at birth already.
The outlook for transition to digital economy in Russia will be discussed at the VI International Business Summit in Nizhny Novgorod, according to reports from a meeting of the Summit Organizing Committee held Monday, August 28 in the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin.
The leaders of HorizonX, a new subdivision of Boeing set up by the U.S. aerospace giant to search the world for startups offering revolutionary ideas, visited the Skolkovo innovation centre last week, where they were introduced to seven Skolkovo startups.
Sberbank, Russia’s largest national savings bank, has announced a competition for Russian-based IT developers to create new prototype solutions enabling the provision of financial services in real time.
Scientists at the Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis and the Novosibirsk State University (all three based in Novosibirsk, Siberia) in partnership with international colleagues have modified metal and graphene fragment based catalysts with nitrogen atoms.
The Russian Security Council later this year plans to discuss broad measures to enhance Russia’s IT infrastructure and support local production of telecom and IT equipment, the US-Russia Business Council reported.