Russia fell two spots to #45 out of 127 countries in the latest issue of the Global Innovation Index, the US-Russia Business Council reported, citing Cornell University (US), INSEAD (a French business school) and the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization as the authors of the ranking.
Illustrating the growing traction of blockchain technologies in the country, a team of Russian scientists and financial experts has just raised $7.07 million from 3,955 backers on a blockchain-based crowdfunding platform.
Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Russia and a number of other experts, are expected to submit to the Cabinet by October 15, 2017 their basic roadmaps for the development and promotion of alternative finance mechanisms.
The Skolkovo Foundation announced the official launch of Skolkovo Ventures – three new investment funds devoted to IT, industrial technology and biotech – at the Startup Village open-air conference on Tuesday.
Skolkovo resident Anisoprint, the maker of an innovative 3D printer, will host a conference at the Skolkovo innovation city next week devoted to additive manufacturing using continuous fibers reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite materials.