FAQ

Who may take part in NTI contests?

Russian and foreign legal entities and associations of such persons, as well as individuals and associates, including those created by legal entities and individuals for participation in contests, are invited to participate.

If the winner or awardee is a group of legal entities or individuals, the money reward shall be divided between them in equal shares, unless such persons agreed otherwise.

How the topics are selected for the technological contests?

The topic of the contest may be offered by the initiative groups, individuals and legal entities interested in holding of NTI contest on a specific topic. Do this requires to fill in the detailed questionnaire (active hyperlink). The more detailed the questionnaire, the more likely that your topic will be selected.

The project team with the participation of topic experts shall consider the offered topics of the contests and sent them for approval to the Managing Committee.

How the technology barriers are formulated for the technological contests?

The competitive tasks and technology barriers shall be formed with the involvement of topic experts. The tasks after detailed studies by the scientific community shall pass the public consultations and expertise of professional expert organization with the involvement of foreign experts. Thus, the risks of the occurrence of understated or overrated technology barriers shall be reduced and the conclusion of an independent expert organization shall be formed.

What are the contests-satellites?

The contests-satellites means the separate tasks within the large contests, the object of which is not to overcome the technology barrier, but to popularize the topic of the contest among the young people, to form new scientific and engineer teams, to involve them in the development of new technologies and improvement of existing ones, development of the professional associations system, the stimulation of scientific, scientific and technological and innovative activity development.

Summation of the contests-satellites may be carried out without regard to the summation of the technological contest, but not later than summation of the technological contest on this topic.

How could you find out the contest conditions?

All necessary documentation, which includes the Contest Regulation (the main document on the contest) and several technical regulations shall be formed for each contest prior to its official start. On the day of the official announcement of the contest all documents shall be published on the respective page of the contests website.

What is the prize fund of the contests?

The size of the prize fund of one contest is from 50 to 200 million roubles. It is formed for each contest separately, depending on the complexity of the competition task and timeframe that the participants (supposedly) should spend on development. The prize fund is set forth in the Competition Regulation and announced on the day of contest official start.
The prize fund of a satellite contest is from 2 to 10 million roubles.
The award provided for by the tender assignment and paid out from the federal budget may only be paid to Russian entities and individuals – tax residents of the Russian Federation. Awards to entities and individuals who are not tax residents of the Russian Federation may be paid at the expense of contest partners' (sponsors') funds.

How is the contest winner determined?
Number of tests and trials, which held on the day of the final or a few days before the final, shall determine the contest winner, if required so by the contest task. In such a case the measurement units shall measure the solutions offered by the participants, and not the documentation on arrangement or ppt presentation. The victory of the participant should not be called into question, therefore the testing rules that are previously available shall be developed for each specific contest.
Who owns the rights for the development after the contest?
All exclusive rights to the results of intellectual activity, achieved in the process of participation in technological contests, belong to the participants, unless otherwise determined by the contracts concluded by the participants of technological contests with other persons.
What will happen if the participant could not complete the development during the competition?
The participants who failed to complete their developments during the contest will be invited to the final in the capacity of spectator.
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