is the Region ready to help innovative projects to develop on the territory of the Samara region, but above all, demand for innovation has to come from large business and state structures, – said Dmitry Bogdanov. Today Kuibyshev railroad helps the founders of the projects to implement their developments in the infrastructure of JSC “RZD”. The opening of this upscale office will provide an additional opportunity for regional startups to get a large Federal customer.
Note, this year in the region, together with the Innovation Fund of the Samara region it is planned to hold contest of innovative projects aimed at the development of railway transport. Thus, contestants will be able to receive grants to implement their projects.
In General, cooperation with investors and business support in the Samara oblast authorities pay special attention. Work with investors in the Samara region is at all stages – from startup to a real business project. Directly with investors in “one window” works specially created structure – Agency on attraction of investments.
the New Innovation center will complement the established in the region of the infrastructure or the development of innovative projects. We will remind, in region separately support small and medium enterprises engaged in the development and implementation of innovative technologies. So, Togliatti Technopark in sphere of high technologies “Zhigulevskaya valley” is among the top three such sites in the country. Being a regional operator SKOLKOVO, the site became a center for the development of high-tech companies and innovative projects in the region.
Also last year, on the basis of several universities in the region has opened a “boiling Point”. These centers established on the initiative of the Agency for strategic initiatives in the sgeu, SNIU and TSU. This new form of cooperation between representatives of education, science, business, students, technology entrepreneurs and the business community. Any interesting idea that works on the regional development or innovation is gaining support in the “boiling Point”.
in addition, the regional government, understanding the risks of innovative projects, took the responsibility to support high-tech startups with investment Venture Fund of the Samara region. Venture Fund of the Samara region will invest up to 20 million rubles in early-stage startups working in the B2B market and have a strong team. Another criterion for the selection of projects is the potential turnover of the company four or five years it should reach at least 300 million rubles. The decision to invest in the project made by the investment Committee, which consists of independent experts��s, private investors and representatives of venture funds, and Fund management company. The volume of regional Venture Fund of 100 million rubles. That’s how much money he will invest in startups companies until 2024.