Russia Aiming to Build a Tech-Based Economy?

Victoria Zavyalova
Russia & India Report

Friday, November 4, 2016

More than 13,000 entrepreneurs and investors visited the Open Innovations forum just outside Moscow last week. However, concerns arose about the pace of technological advances in Russia.

Skolkovo Technology Park, one of Russia's largest science parks, is just an hour’s drive from Moscow's city centre. Designed as an alternative to Silicon Valley in the U.S., Skolkovo is a key part of Russia's dream to build an economy based on scientific and technological innovation.

A Russian Startup Serves Up High-Tech Borsch in the U.S.

The Borsch app helps you find restaurants where dishes look exceptionally appetizing. The service was developed by Russian emigres, and it is available in Russia, the U.S., and Germany.

A Russian Start-up Schools Google and Facebook Facial Recognition Technology

Oct 21 2016

NTechLab is only one year old, but it’s already making headlines and playing with the big boys in the industry.

Make Money While You Walk with a New Russian app

Russian entrepreneurs, Anton Derlyatka and Oleg Fomin, launched the Sweatcoin app in the United Kingdom earlier this year. Users can earn money, denominated in “swc” units, for every step walked.

Russia All Set to Host an Impressive ‘Start Up Village – 2016’

Jun 2 2016

This part of the season is generally marked by slight drizzles but on Thursday as the capital of Russia readied itself to the fourth edition of the ‘Start Up Village -2016’, a concept aimed at showcasing the start-up ability of the Russians as als

Russia’s Skolkovo and Alfa-Bank Seek Advanced Fintech Start-up Solutions

Dec 7 2015

The Skolkovo Foundation managing Russia’s most widely touted Skolkovo innovation hub just outside Moscow, and Alfa-Bank, one of this country’s largest commercial banks, have launched the screening of the best IT solutions for banking among start-u

Anti-Americanism Provides Big Boost to Russia’s Small IT Businesses

Fred Weir
The Christian Science Monitor

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

© Maxim Zmeyev/ReutersRussia’s economic conditions seem like they couldn’t be less hospitable to starting a new company. But small software firms are starting to thrive, in part because of Western sanctions.

Telegram Says it’s Hit 62 MAUs and Messaging Activity Has Doubled

May 13 2015

Telegram, the multi-platform messaging app startup created by Pavel Durov (who previously created and later departed VK, the ‘Russian Facebook’ amid controversy), has released its latest numbers exclusively to TechCrunch.

French Tech Launches Russia Tour to Showcase France’s Best Startups

La French TechLa French Tech, a government-led initiative that aims to stimulate and promote France’s startup ecosystem, is launching a Russia branch.

Russian Startup Can Charge Your Cell Phone with Water

A Russian startup funded by two of Russia’s largest nanotech centers, Dubna just outside Moscow and Sygma.Novosibirsk from Siberia, has developed what appears to be a brand new charging device for a variety of portable gadgets, repor


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