The Skolkovo Foundation is considering launching a new fund managed by real market players to support Skolkovo start-ups, Firrma.ru reported, citing Vasily Belov, the senior vice president for innovation at the Foundation.
Russia’s national savings bank Sberbank has teamed up with the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF, or FRII in Russian), a government-backed fund for Internet startups, to launch an accelerator for fintech projects.
Researchers at Moscow’s Mendeleev Russian University of Chemistry and Technology are reported to have developed a method of “essentially everlasting data storage” on quartz discs instead of traditional CD ones.
Sanctions, food import bans and public sabre-rattling between Russia and the West seemed like nothing more than a bad dream at the opening of the Startup Village, an international event for tech entrepreneurs.
Optogard Nanotech, a resident of the Skolkovo Foundation that produces laser-plasma technology for strengthening surfaces, on Thursday signed a second agreement with the Chinese company Shandong Trustpipe Industry that represents the first step towards setting up production in the Chinese city of Linyi.
Prime Minister Medvedev signed a decree creating a new Agency for Technology Development that will support the increase in licensing agreements, technology joint ventures and technology transfers as well as specific projects that contribute to technology localization, the US-Russia Business Council reported.