5 RUSNANO Group Projects Listed in TechUp-2018, National Rating of Fastest-Growing Companies in Russia
5 of the companies in RUSNANO’s portfolio have been listed in TechUp-2018, the national rating of the fastest-growing Russian technology companies: Optic Fiber Systems JSC, RM Nanotech JSC, Profotech JSC, the TechnoSpark Group and the Nanotechnology Center of Composites (NCC), established with the participation of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP), part of the RUSNANO Group. This is the second year in a row that NCC has made the ranking.
Optic Fiber Systems JSC and RM Nanotech JSC are on the list of the 15 fastest-growing innovation companies and the 15 companies with the highest export potential. TechnoSpark ranked number 2 in the top 15 innovative companies.
Optic Fiber Systems JSC is the first Russian company to manufacture optic fibre in Russia. RM Nanotech JSC produces nano-scale membranes and filtering structures for purifying water. Profotech JSC produces digital optical transformers which can be used as the basis for “smart” electricity networks.
TechnoSpark and NCC are part of a network of 15 nanotechnology centres founded with the participation of the FIEP in order to launch startups which can then be sold on.
TechUp, the national rating of the fastest-growing Russian technology companies, is organised by RBC, and takes place every year in partnership with the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia and the Higher School of Economy—National Research University. The methodology used for the ratings was developed by PwC. The rating was founded to find, monitor and promote promising fast-growing technology companies with a high leadership potential in both the Russian and the global markets. 129 companies, with a combined turnover of RUB 207 bln, were rated in TechUp-2018.
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 138 factories and R&D Centers opened in 37 regions in Russia.
Management of assets of RUSNANO JSC is carried out by Limited Liability Company established in December 2013, RUSNANO Management Company.
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.
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The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.
The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Sergey Kulikov.