VTB Capital & I2BF Holdings

Russian-Kazakh Nanotechnology Venture Fund

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, Kazyna Capital Management

Industry Sector 
Special Funds

Investment Started:  2012

Total Budget

bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
0.75  bln rubles

Transferring state-of-the art technologies, creating instruments for cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan, and stimulating development of financial infrastructure for the nanotech industry

The Russian-Kazakh Nanotechnology Fund, a ten-year venture capital fund, will attract investments supporting promising projects to introduce nanotechnology and use products from the nanoindustry in several sectors of the economies of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. In particular, the fund aims to transfer technology and to stimulate development of financial infrastructure for the nanoindustry.

To receive funding, applicants must meet scientific, technical, and investment criteria—relate directly to nanotechnology, offer a scientifically justified, technically feasible and financially viable project, minimize investment risk in legal, marketing, finance, patent, and production technology.

Areas of investment interest

  • Energy
  • Nanotechnology (cleantech)
  • Telecommunications
  • Biotechnology
  • Electronics

Competitive advantages

  • Expertise in science and technology for project selection
  • Global expertise, I2BF Holdings

Fund’s lifetime: 10 years