This year Rosneft, Russia’s largest government-owned oil company, was one of the key customers for technologies that come from a government fund called National Intellectual Development, aka Innopraktika.
Scientists at Russia’s Higher School of Economics (HSE) conducted in-depth research covering a period between 2000 and 2016, and found that government coffers remain the largest source of funding for R&D in Russia, while the share of involvement from private business is shrinking.
Scientists at the Perm State University (PSNRU) in the West Urals have developed an intelligent cardiovascular diseases diagnostics and prognostication system built on advanced artificial neural networks (ANNs).
Sputnix, a resident startup of the Skolkovo Foundation that makes hi-tech microsatellite components and services, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFA) on educational scientific work to create and operate small spacecraft and related systems.
Russian scientists at Moscow-based Phystech (MIPT), a leading technology university, in partnership with their Korean colleagues earlier this year developed a new method which is expected to help create a promising new type of non-volatile memory.
A collaborative team of researchers in the Lower Volga area, comprising scientists from the Samara University and medical practitioners from the local Research Institute for Eye Diseases, has developed a new method of preventing postsurgical complications in ophthalmology patients.
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.