In 2020 the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation will allocate
$92.2 million for grants for developers of Russian digital solutions. Both
developers of IT products and companies involved in the implementation of
solutions will be able to apply for the grants. Startups will be able to
receive up to $260 thousand, and $3,8 million will be allocated for large initiatives.
contests will be held by the Skolkovo Foundation, the Russian Fund for the
Development of Information Technologies (RFRIT), and the Innovation Promotion
- Within the Innovation Promotion Fund program, IT startups in artificial
intelligence, the Internet of things, blockchain, new production technologies
and other areas will be able to receive grants (up to 20 million rubles).
- RFRIT will hold a
competition among projects which are “in more mature stages” and are involved
in software development, including telecommuting services, platforms for online
education and healthcare. Such projects can receive
up to 300 million rubles.
- The Skolkovo Foundation will offer grants of up to 80 million rubles to companies
for the pilot implementation of domestic digital products, services and
platforms based on artificial intelligence, VR/AR, robotics and sensorics, etc.
Read more about the grants (in Russian)
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