Fast Company Names RUSNANO and Optogan among Top 10 Russian Innovators

17 March 2011

Press release (Eng)


RUSNANO and Optogan, a RUSNANO investment-partner, entered the Fast Company list of the ten most innovative companies in Russia, taking fourth and seventh place, respectively. The rating of innovative companies in Russia is part of Fast Company’s annual global research. The publisher examined more than 350 companies for its 2011 study, including 75 non-American companies. Both large international brands and dynamically growing young businesses found their way into the list.

Fast Company is a leading global publisher, focusing on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Texts for Fast Company magazine and are written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders. They inspire readers to think beyond traditional boundaries, begin discussions, and create the future of business. 

Launched in November 1995 by two former Harvard Business Review editors, Alan Webber and Bill Taylor, Fast Company magazine was founded on a single premise: global revolution was changing business, and business was changing the world. Discarding the old rules of business, Fast Company chronicles the origin, competition, and growth of companies that are transforming the world. It highlights new business practices and showcases the teams and individuals who are reinventing business to draw the future closer. 

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RUSNANO was established in March 2011 as an open joint-stock company through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. RUSNANO's mission is to develop the Russian nanotechnology industry through co-investment in nanotechnology projects with substantial economic potential or social benefit. The Government of the Russian Federation owns 100 percent of the shares in RUSNANO. Anatoly Chubais is chairman of the Executive Board of RUSNANO.

Work to establish nanotechnology infrastructure and training for nanotechnology specialists, formerly conducted by the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, has been entrusted to the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, a non-commercial fund also established through reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.