Skolkovo resident company upgrades Samsung manufacturing in Russia
The Samsung manufacturing plant outside of Kaluga, is getting overahuled with automation by a Skolkovo resident company by the name of RoboCV
Turkish Investors are looking to set up shop in Ulaynovsk
A 'Skolkovo' like park near St.Petersburg
So it appears that construction was approved to build a Innovation Park like Skolkovo outside of St.Petersburg. The field of development will be aimed at Nanotechnologies and Advanced utilities, with it being held by Rusnano.
Putin Calls for Overhaul of Key Investment Organizations
Skolkovo Innovation Fund, Rusnano and RVC are called out to move its aim back to its original purpose: To invest in R&D of high technologies to diversified economy. It is mentioned that many of the investments may be good enough; however, they are not following their initial purpose of as to why they were created.
My own views: Rusnano is proving to be very useful for Russia as out of their 300+ projects, only 22 of them have been unsuccessful, which is much better track record than some institutes in US during Obama's first term. Issue is, a lot of the investments where aimed at producing things already created (at least its done in Russia), or co-investing in US projects. Chubias said, and it has been known, that Rusnano can actually take care of itself as it does not need funds from Gov. I seriously think of just letting Rusnano go in its own direction, and use money gained from it (privatize Rusnano) and open up another venture organization aimed at what Rusnano was original purpose was. As well, there are too many different venture funds for same thing. Consolidate them into one. The more sub-organizations, more the system can be abused.
Tatarstan to host production of Russian- Saudi JV of Glass Reinforced Plastic Pipes
Tatarstan in the mid-Volga area may expect a new Russo-Saudi project over the next two years, aimed at developing Russian-based production of world-class glass reinforced plastic pipes, announced Compozit, a Russian developer and manufacturer of composite material based products and the Russian partner in the international project.
Zelenograd 3D Printer Company - Any consumer can become producer
And for good reasons too. As 3D printing is becoming more popular, the Russian company in Zelenograd who recently put for sale their Picaso 3D printer, believes that any consumer will be able to become a producers.
My own View: At one point, in Japan, it was common for households having some capability to produce plastic materials as the technology got smaller, and many companies (big and small) would purchase from the common man with such equipment in their basement, and that can be profitable for many. This 3D printer in Russia will make the company wealthy and many people wealthy as well, as it will make manufacturing significantly easier. I will be interested to see if they will build one for sale in industrial use, much larger, with more refined Resin. Lets see if Rusnano will start up a company for production of Resin based off of nanotechnologies.
In Tyumen, Local Technopark Resident creates Artificial brain
Scientists in Tyumen, in Northwest Siberia, are developing “an artificial brain.” The actual implementer of the project is TASO, a resident of the local high technology park, announced the official website of Tyumen State University, the parent organization for TASO.
TASO is a high-tech developer of artificial cognitive systems. It was set up two years ago by a team of neural networks and software developers associated with Tyumen State University.
The company hopes to create a brand new class of artificial cognitive systems that it refers to as “TASO NeuroLEGO.” This is expected to become an engineering system capable of learning new knowledge, recognizing images, analyzing information it receives, and ultimately having the ability to ‘