For the Second Consecutive Year, Nanocenter Technospark Tops Russian Technology Park Rankings
The Association of Clusters and Technology Parks tallied the results of the 3rd National Ranking of Russian Technology Parks, which reflects an assessment of sites’ effectiveness and investment attractiveness for the placement and growth of high-tech companies. The ranking placed 4 companies in the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs among the top 10: Nanotechnology Center Technospark (Moscow), Nanotechnology Center Sigma Novosibirsk (Novosibirsk Region) and Ulyanov Technology Transfer Center (Ulyanov Region), as well as Technopark Sarov (Nizhny Novgorod Region).
The ranking includes a total of 33 technology parks from 17 regions. Some of the best of these are the technology parks of Moscow, the Moscow, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, and Ulyanov Regions, and Tatarstan, and Mordovia.
Compared with last year, the ranking has increased its coverage by nearly one third: in 2016, the 2nd National Ranking of Russian Technology Parks included 25 technology parks from 15 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The Association received information about a total of 118 technology parks from 85 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The final ranking did not include technology parks that operate under universities (due to the significant difference in business model), those that begin operating in 2017, or those that failed to submit complete information.
The Association evaluated the technology parks’ effectiveness based on three integral indicators: the innovation activities of residents, the economic activity of residents, and the effectiveness of the technology park’s management company. Moreover, in 2017 the method used to generate the ranking was improved. The key innovation in the ranking was to assign technology parks not specific positions but special indices depending on the value of their integral indicator.
Regions of Russia were represented in the ranking as follows: Moscow—9 technology parks, Novosibirsk Region—4 technology parks, Moscow Region—3 technology parks; Nizhny Novgorod Region, Republic of Mordovia and Tatarstan—2 technology parks each; and another 11 regions had 1 technology park each.
The following technology parks were classified as the most effective:
- Nanotechnology Center Technospark (Moscow)
- Technopark Strogino (Moscow)
- Nanotechnology Center Sigma Novosibirsk (Novosibirsk Region)
- Technopark Kalibr (Moscow)
- AU Technopark Mordovia (Republic of Mordovia)
- Research and Technology Park Novosibirsk (Novosibirsk Region)
- Technopark Sarov (Nizhny Novgorod Region)
- Ulyanov Technology Transfer Center (Ulyanov Region)
- Technopolis Moscow (Moscow)
- AO Novosibirsk Academpark (Akadempark) Technopark (Novosibirsk Region)
- High-Tech Technopark IT Park (Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny, Republic of Tatarstan)
- High-Tech Technopark (Nizhny Novogorod, Nizhny Novgorod Region).
“Russian technology parks continue to increase their rated capacity: we estimate that at the end of this year total earnings of all Russian technology park residents will grow by 9.8% relative to 2016 to become 207.2 billion RUB,” said Andrey Shpilenko, Director of the Association of Clusters and Technology Parks of Russia.“Our ranking has already proven its value as a way to assess the investment attractiveness of various sites. This is an important marker designed to help regional authorities and the technology parks’ own management companies make the sites more effective and advance high-tech SMBs.”
“The ranking’s confirmation our nanocenters in the leading position for the third consecutive year lets us confidently say that the model of deliberately building tech companies for sale, which Technospark first adopted in 2014, has proven to be most effective. And the fact that four companies in the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP) simultaneously ranked among the top 10 is still more evidence that our chosen strategy of creating venture businesses is correct,” said Ruslan Titov, FIEP Deputy General Director of Infrastructure Initiatives.
RUSNANO Joint-Stock Company was founded in March 2011 through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. JSC RUSNANO contributes to implementation of the state policy on the development of the nanotechnology industry by investing directly and through investment funds of nanotechnology in financially effective high-technology projects providing the development of new production facilities in the Russian Federation. Its primary investment focus is in electronics, optoelectronics and telecommunications, healthcare and biotechnology, metallurgy and metalwork, energy, mechanical engineering and instrument making, construction and industrial materials, chemicals and petrochemicals. 100 percent of RUSNANO’s shares are state owned. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 87 factories and R&D Centers opened in 32 regions in Russia.
Management of assets of RUSNANO JSC is carried out by Limited Liability Company established in December 2013, RUSNANO Management Company. Anatoly Chubais is the Chairman of its Executive Board.
Work to establish nanotechnology infrastructure and carry out educational programs is fulfilled by RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, which was also established during the reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.