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RVC announces the start of Public consultations on technology competitions of the NTI

12 December 2017

RVC announces the start of Public consultations on technology competitions of the NTI
RVC announces the start of Public consultations on technology competitions of the NTI on December 12, 2017, within the framework of the conference "Technology Competitions of the NTI". The RVC, ASI and the Skolkovo Foundation started the Public consultations on technology competitions of the NTI. The discussions will last until January 31, 2018. Public consultations are an open website for expert examination and finalization of the projects of technology competitions of the NTI. The purpose of the consultations is to give an opportunity to representatives of business, engineers, scientists, startups and specialized higher schools to comment on the market prospects, technological advantages as well as the relevance of technologies developed within the scope of the NTI competitions. One of the tasks of the consultations is prompt collection of the questions and dissemination of the answers on organization of technology competitions of the NTI. Users of the website are invited to discuss questions on the relevance of the technological barrier as well as to contribute to the technological and market analysis of the NTI competitions. The participants of the Public consultations will share their knowledge about the existing devices with specifications above the technology barrier and the Russian companies potentially able to overcome this barrier. In the context of market analysis the users will answer the questions, at what markets, what products and services will demand the devices and technologies, as well as the development of what new solutions will be promoted by the devices designed by the participants and their further modifications.
Alexander Povalko,
RVC CEO
«The technology competitions are a great model. These are competitions concerning global unresolved engineering problems. We had a big argument. We wanted to make a kind of import substitution, slightly simpler than the foreign analogues, but, as a result, we are making the best project in the world. We very much want the potential themes to be supplied to us by the community in the future. We will support this project.».
Alexander Povalko,
RVC CEO
Kirill Kaem
Senior Vice President for Innovation, Skolkovo Foundation
«The competitors will be able to get an expert evaluation of their projects, to use the services of the Skolkovo Technological Park and Skoltekh laboratories as well as to ensure the support of the Skolkovo community. Success is not only a victory. Success is an attracted investment in the technologies that you will create.»
Kirill Kaem
Senior Vice President for Innovation, Skolkovo Foundation
Albert Efimov
Head of Robotics Centre, PAO "Sberbank"
«Motivation - without it, all the rest does not make sense. The second pillar is competence. Thirdly, what you are doing must be in demand.»
Albert Efimov
Head of Robotics Centre, PAO "Sberbank"
He added that the most important thing was not the winners in the competition, but the community of the problem solvers that they create.
Dmitry Peskov
Director of "Young Professionals", Agency for Strategic Initiatives
«This will not be just an individual technology competition. We are planning to tie our policy of working with universities and technology centres to this system. The competitions have a great potential for deployment, especially in the logic of the NTI matrix. I very much hope that other competitions will also be held according to our model, so that the victory would be awarded not for tons of the prepared paper, but for the result demonstrated.».
Dmitry Peskov
Director of "Young Professionals", Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Technology competitions of the National Technology Initiative are the competitions of technologies and innovative products including breakthrough technology solutions of complex scientific and technological problems implemented for overcoming the technological barriers in priority sectors and markets of the NTI and ensuring Russia's competitiveness at high-tech markets. The winner of the technology competition will receive a cash prize for a breakthrough solution of an important problem. The competition started officially on November 7, 2017, in St. Petersburg under the BarCamp "National Technological Revolution 20.35". For details as well as for registering for the Public consultations go to: Public consultations
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