The purpose of the accelerator is to help authors of innovative projects determine their target audience, analyze the market and finalize ideas before full — fledged launch and commercialization. Over the previous two years, 16 participants of the accelerator have attracted about 25 million rubles of grant funds for the implementation of their projects. Three participants became residents of Skolkovo only last year. One participant became part of the Sberbank ecosystem, another signed an investment agreement with Citymobil.
The participants were greeted by Polina Korostieva, Director of the Department of Economics of Rostov-on-Don, curator of the accelerator: "We rely on investment, innovation and development in the direction of a smart economy. Therefore, all innovative projects are worth their weight in gold. The accelerator team will help you bring your ideas and projects to life."
"The accelerator is a platform where like-minded people gather, form teams and exchange experience, as well as experts who help evaluate the project. We are working with federal development institutions to ensure that projects receive support and become a step closer to sales, " said the director of FIRON and the regional representative of the fund «Skolkovo» Inna Shengolf.
Marina Moskinova, Deputy General Director for Development of the Innovation Agency of the Rostov Region, stressed: "It is good when there are programs in the region that help to implement innovative ideas and do it with the least cost — time, effort and investment. As partners of the accelerator, we are always ready to cooperate with you"
We thank everyone who entrusted us with their innovative projects! Ahead of the participants there are lectures and tasks, individual consultations on each project. In October, experts will select the 10 best projects that will take part in the investment session and package their project for a grant.