Hi-tech enterprises of the Ulyanovsk region can participate in the third round of the grant competition “Development-NTI” (Razvitiye-NTI)
Fund for Assistance to Innovations announced the start of application acceptance.
The key objective of the competition is to support research and development for implementation of the National Technology Initiative. Applications are accepted for eight approved "road maps": AeroNet, AutoNet, MariNet, NeuroNet, HealthNet, EnergyNet, TechNet and Kruzhkovoe dvizhenie (Round Movement).
“The Ulyanovsk region has a lot of experience in cooperation with the Fund for Assistance to Innovations, and we have developed close cooperation with the regional representative of the organization. Over the last three years, more than 200 million rubles were allocated from the Fund for development of hi-tech business in the region. We are also among regions that are already implementing the National Technology Initiative and has identified the priority spheres for it: power industry, transport of the future, biotechnology, aviation, and others”, - said Sergey Morozov, the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region.
The competition is focused on the enterprises that successfully manufacture their own knowledge-intensive products and that have positive financial and economic history, as well as intellectual property rights in the spheres related to the project. The maximum size of a grant is 20 million rubles on condition that at least 30% of the sum are provided from extra-budgetary funds.
According to organizers, small enterprises registered for no longer than three years and that have not received money from the Fund before can also participate in the new grant competition "Start-NTI". If they win, they will receive 3 million rubles. The grant focuses on startups that are interested in making a new product, technology or service to create and develop hi-tech markets. The selection will particularly take into account the use of technologies of the digital economy during implementation of the project.
According to Rustem Davlyatshin, the Minister of Economic Development and Competition of the Ulyanovsk region, in previous years innovative companies of the Ulyanovsk region have already received support within "Development-NTI" and "Start-NTI". Among these companies were OOO "TestGen" and OOO "Partner NKT".
Applications for the Development-NTI grant competition are accepted until 21 May; Start-NTI - until 31 May. For participation, one must use the automated system at http://online.fasie.ru.