General Director, Chairman of the Management Board of RVC JSC
Imagine a competition with a gold medal at the finish backed up by a substantial cash prize. This is not a payment for the R&D, not the purchase of any results of the teams. A task is set to the participants that has not yet been solved anywhere in the world, and the one who has overcome the barrier, who has created the best product, receives a significant cash prize. In the USA, a similar programme allowed launching private astronautics: winner of the Ansari X Prize competition launched a private rocket into space. Technology competitions are a very interesting story. I think we shall have a completely unique experience.