July 11, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2018-07-11
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1. Dmitry Peskov, recently appointed to the post of the President's special envoy for digital and technological development, sees one of his main tasks - coordinating the work of public authorities, university and research centers and businesses involved in the digital economy, creating joint projects and forms of work.



2. The State Duma at the plenary session has adopted in the third and final reading the law clarifying the objectives of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), its main tasks, functions and powers.



3. About 200 Russian and Chinese scientific organizations and enterprises have applied for membership in the Russian-Chinese Association for Scientific and Technical Cooperation, which had been established in December 2017. This was announced during Innoprom exhibition. The memorandum on the establishment of the association was signed by the UB RAS and the Heilongjiang Academy of Sciences. It stated that the parties will interact in the field of materials science, as well as development of the Arctic.



4. Russian company “Leader” and Shenzhen Capital have signed an agreement on the establishment of a joint Russian-Chinese Technology Fund. The purpose of the fund is to invest and support the development of technology companies in the markets of China and Russia, attracting scientific, technical, business and financial resources of the parties to increase the capitalization of future portfolio companies. The parties agreed on the initial capital of the RCTF in the amount of $ 100 million with the possibility of increasing the size of the fund by several times.



5. Serial production of thought-driven Russian neuromobiles is planned to be launched in 2021.



6. Promobot will receive 450 million rubles from VEB Innovations. The agreement on this was concluded on the margins of the exhibition "Innoprom-2018" in Yekaterinburg. For the company Promobot (this manufacturer of service robots is a resident of the IT cluster of the Skolkovo Foundation) this is the second major agreement in less than a month.



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