The Number of the RUSNANO Projects in the National TechUspekh Ranking Has Increased to 15
Nine portfolio companies of RUSNANO and investment funds with participation thereof, including Novomet, Optical Fiber Systems, Motorika, Promobot, Titan Power Solution, Geosplit, Profotech, Liotech, and Plakart, were included in the TechUspekh 2020 National Ranking of Russian Fast-Growing High-Tech Companies. Also, TechUspekh included four companies with the participation of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs. The 2019 ranking included eleven RUSNANO’s projects.
Two projects supported by the RUSNANO Group have been in the top 10 with revenues of up to RUB 800 million. Optical Fibre Systems, Russia’s only optical fiber manufacturing plant, ranked fourth; and Motorika, which develops and manufactures modern functional prosthetic hands and technologies for the rehabilitation of people with disabilities ranked six. Novomet, the leading manufacturer of high-tech oil-submersible equipment, is in the top 10 in two ratings at once: innovative companies and companies with export potential. Also, the top ten ranking of companies with export potential (with revenues up to RUB 800 mln) included Promobot, the largest manufacturer of autonomous service robots in Russia, Northern and Eastern Europe.
The companies of the investment network of the RUSNANO’s Fund Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP) have increased their presence in the TechUp 2020 ranking to four projects. For the third year in a row, TechnoSpark Group has been in the top three among small innovative companies. “This means that year on year we are not slowing down, confirming the success of the venture capital model,” said Oleg Lysak, CEO of TechnoSpark. In 2020, the Russian Flexible Electronics Center, one of the world’s first flexible transistor matrix manufacturing facilities, will open here; full-cycle contract manufacturing, including components for COVID-19 analyzers, has been established.
The ULNANOTECH Ulyanovsk nanocenter has been listed in the ranking for the first time, but already in the second place among large companies with annual revenues of more than RUB 2 bln. It ranks second among the fastest-growing and most exportable members of the ranking. The TechUspekh Award also went to the Troitsk Engineering Center, which is working on the commercialization of developments in optoelectronic and bioanalytical instrumentation. The company’s expertise has enabled it to respond quickly to the challenges of the coronavirus epidemic and to produce consumables for detection of the infection. The fourth FIEP company in the TechUspekh ranking is Nanotechnology Center for Composites. It provides a full range of engineering services, including technology development, design work, calculation and modelling, prototyping, testing, and production of small batches of composite materials products. Approximately a third of production is exported.
The national rating of Russian high-tech high-growth companies, TechUspekh, is compiled annually by RVK. In 2020, its partners were the Innopraktika Non-State Development Institute and the Russian Export Center. The project is aimed at searching, monitoring, and promotion of promising fast-growing technology companies that have high leadership potential both in the Russian and global markets.
The RUSNANO Group includes the RUSNANO Joint Stock Company, the RUSNANO Management Company and the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 138 factories and R&D Centers opened in 37 regions in Russia.
Currently, the Russian Government is reconfiguring the system of development institutions, which provides for the integration of RUSNANO into the management scope of VEB.RF. Based on VEB, a centralized investment unit is being created to implement projects that contribute to national development goals. The VEB Group’s priority is to consolidate public and private investment resources for the country’s breakthrough development, improve quality, and create comfortable conditions for people’s lives.