Sergey Kulikov Paid a Working Visit to the TechnoSpark Group of Companies in Troitsk
Sergey Kulikov, Chairman of the RUSNANO Management Company’s Executive Board, began his acquaintance with the assets of the RUSNANO Group by visiting the Nanotechnology Center TechnoSpark in Troitsk.
Sergey Kulikov, Chairman of the RUSNANO Management Company’s Executive Board began his working visit by meeting with Denis Kovalevich, the founder and Chairman of the TechnoSpark Group of Companies, who told him about the history of the establishment of TechnoSpark. After that, they visited the TechnoSpark Entrepreneurship School, where they met with students from Tyumen, Tomsk, Yekaterinburg, and other cities—participants of the #startupdiploma program.
Then Oleg Lysak, General Director of TechnoSpark Group, led Sergey Kulikov through the production facilities of the nanotechnology center, which house companies and contract manufacturing facilities created by the nanotechnology center.
Finally, the new production site of the Russian Center for Flexible Electronics (RCFE) was demonstrated which was launched in March 2020 by Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin. Troitsk RCFE produces key components for a wide range of radio-electronic devices: TFT LCD matrices (e-paper, LCD screens, OLEDs) and sensors (biometric sensors, X-ray detectors), as well as integrated circuits for RFID tags and sensors.
“We should mention TechnoSpark projects in the field of logistics, sensorics, flexible electronics, robotics, biomedicine, including highly accurate test systems for COVID-19 detecting, which is topical today,” noted Sergey Kulikov after the visit.
“We are particularly pleased by young people who are passionate and benefit-oriented, with burning eyes, and who have already learned victories and mistakes. The Center’s greatest value is the unique culture of growing projects and teams. Our joint task is to create conditions for the emergence of fundamentally new products and technologies using the existing experience of developers and leaders, flexible engineering and production infrastructure that will be in demand in the domestic and foreign markets, as well as to form the basis for the development of technological leadership,” stressed Sergey Kulikov.
Denis Kovalevich, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TechnoSpark Group of Companies, stressed that three competencies unique for our country have been formed in 7 years.
“First, we’re talking about starting technology infrastructures from scratch that work for hundreds of startups and companies growing in new markets. Secondly, we made the world’s first startup studio model in the material industries and have already begun to transfer it to other regions of Russia. Finally, we created a unique technology for diagnosing entrepreneurial competencies, which allows us to identify ‘hidden talents’. It is already being adopted by Universities and corporations interested in entrepreneurship. Today we discussed both the development of the portfolio already created by TechnoSpark and opportunities for scaling our experience,” noted Denis Kovalevich.
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 126 factories and R&D Centers opened in 38 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.
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The TechnoSpark Group of Companies, a part of the investment network of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, is involved in all aspects of venture creation: from establishing a start-up to its sale. The TechnoSpark Group of Companies is in the hardware industry, working in areas, such as robotics in logistics, energy storage systems, hi-tech medical equipment, diamond optics, braided composites, optical and industrial surfaces, genomics, industrial microbiology, thin-film integrated photovoltaics, additive technologies and flexible electronics. The Group of Companies is in first place according to the National rating of Russia’s most effective technology parks and was included in the National Rating of Russian Fast-growing Technology Companies, TechUp 2019. It is also a part of the community of startup studios, the Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN).
For more information about the company, visit technospark.ru