Nizhny Novgorod region received in 2017 200 million rubles for innovation

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator in photobacteria rubles. Archival photoNizhny Novgorod region received in 2017 200 million rubles for innovation© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator the image Bank

The authors of innovative projects of the Nizhny Novgorod region has received about 200 million rubles on grant programs of the Fund for the promotion of innovation in 2017, the press service of the regional government with reference to the Governor Gleb Nikitin.

According to the results of financing of innovative projects in 2017 Nizhny Novgorod oblast is ranked fourth among 72 regional offices, losing only to St. Petersburg, Moscow region and Tatarstan.

«Since the beginning of work of regional representative offices of the Foundation in the region attracted about 370 million for the development of 191 an innovation project. It is important that every year the volume of attracted investments is growing. So, in 2016, Nizhny Novgorod innovative projects received grants to 107 million rubles, and by the end of 2017 – already for 199 million rubles. I think that at the end of 2018 we will see a positive trend», — quotes the press-service of the word Nikitin.

According to the Minister of industry, trade and entrepreneurship of Nizhny Novgorod region Maxim Cherkasov, a stronghold of the regional representative office of the Foundation in the Nizhny Novgorod region is Technopark «Ankudinovka».

«There are a seriously organized work in support of projects at all stages of development — from idea to full commercialization is successful. So quite often in grant competitions of Fund of assistance to innovation win the current residents and, conversely, startups that have received grants from the Foundation, subsequently become residents of the Technopark», — said the Minister.

Director of the managing company of Technopark «Ankudinovka», regional representative of Fund of assistance to innovation in the Nizhny Novgorod region Timur Radaev said that such a high figure was made possible thanks to systematic work to support innovation in the region.

«This success in the development of innovative climate is not achieved as a result of random happy meeting of the academic-media advanced ideas and source of Finance are capable this idea to estimate, and as a result built a centralized interaction of all those mechanisms that directly affect the development of the economy: science, business and government. This approach helped us not only to «revive» the regional system of financing of high technologies, but also to intensify their development,» said Radaev.

Technopark «Ankudinovka» joined the group (A+) the National rating of technoparks of Russia (the Association of clusters and technoparks of Russia), which means the highest level of efficiency of functioning of the industrial Park (over 110%). Parks was estimated on the basis of three indicators: the innovation activity of residents, their economic activities and the efficiency of the managing company of the Technopark.