The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization established on the initiative of the Russian President in September 2010. The purpose of the Foundation is to create an ecosystem that would be conducive to the development of entrepreneurship and research in energy efficient, nuclear, space, biomedical and information technologies. The Foundation has been entrusted with managing the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, which provides beneficial terms to startups that have undergone special outside technical evaluation. There are more than 1,900 of such startups as of today. Over the 8 years of the project’s operation, the total revenue of participating companies has reached 250 billion roubles. More than 33,000 people work in startups, including over 5,000 on the territory of Skolkovo. The number of patented innovations and technological solutions exceeds 1,600.

Established in 2017, VEB Innovations is the hub of VEB.RF competence in venture and direct capital investments. Funding the projects of the National Technology Initiative and the ‘Digital Economy of the Russian Federation’ programme, as well as assisting Russian innovative companies so as to help them enter the international markets, are among the priorities of VEB Innovations. Not only the company offers venture investments for Russian startups, but gives them an opportunity to benefit from VEB.RF Group financial products on special terms. That allows to establish the procedures for providing support to Russian innovative businesses while focusing on their specific needs, particularly in order to facilitate their access to international markets.

ER-Telecom Holding (operating under and Business brands) is a leading Russian telecommunications company providing broadband internet access, telephony, digital television, Wi-Fi, VPN and LoRaWAN access, video surveillance and integrated solutions based on IoT technologies.

The operator is one of Russia’s 10 largest telecom companies. According to independent analysts, in terms of the number of customers the company ranks 2nd among national internet providers and 3rd among pay TV operators. The backbone network of ER-Telecom Holding is one of the country’s most extensive. Covering 2/3 of Russia’s territory, it serves more than 13 million households.

Parus electro is a leading Russian developer and manufacturer of power supply equipment: uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), grid inverters, charging stations for electric vehicles (EV chargers). The company has a developed partner and service network in Russia. The products are delivered to the largest domestic and foreign customers.