Open grants and contests for innovators. Take part!

Open grants and contests for innovators. Take part!

The Innovation Support Fund accepts applications for a number of programs for innovative projects. We present a list of open competitions, grant volumes and application deadlines.


The purpose of the competition is to provide financial support in the amount of up to 50 million rubles to small innovative enterprises. The goal - the development and creation of innovative products for the tasks of corporations included in the TOP-500 rating of the largest companies in Russia.

Applications are accepted until September 16, 2019.

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International Competition IRA-SME

The competition is focused on supporting enterprises that carry out promising developments and have foreign partners (Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Turkey.

Grants are provided in the amount of not more than 15 million rubles. The term for R&D is 18 or 24 months.

Applications are accepted until October 7, 2019.

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The program aims to support (up to 20 million rubles) small innovative enterprises, subject to 100% co-financing from extrabudgetary funds that have completed R&D and plan to create or expand production of innovative products.

Please note that extrabudgetary funds can be spent on the salaries of employees directly related to the implementation of the innovative project.

Applications are accepted until September 30, 2019.

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Competitions "Development - Digital Platforms", "Development - Digital Technologies", "Start - Digital Platforms"

The competitions are focused on the selection of projects for the development of digital platforms and technologies for them, as well as on the development of information infrastructure.

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Competitions "Start" ("Start-1", "Start-2", "Start-3")

Competitions are intended to create new ones and support existing small innovative enterprises striving to develop and master the production of new goods, products, technologies or services using the results of their own scientific, technical and technological research.

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Competitions "Clever-Neftegaz" and "Clever-Digital Metallurgy"

The purpose of these competitions is to provide support to individuals, citizens from 18 to 30 years old, who have projects that can contribute to the digital transformation of the Russian oil and gas and metallurgical industries, and that comply with the list of end-to-end technologies of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation program. The amount of grants for authors is 500 thousand rubles;

Applications are accepted:

UMNIK-Neftegaz - until September 21, 2019.

UMNIK-Digital Metallurgy - until September 23, 2019.

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Competition "UMNIK-SBERBANK" in the framework of "Digital Economy"

The competition is aimed at supporting projects in the field of end-to-end technologies of the digital economy that contribute to the creation of a global IT ecosystem. Participants can become students, graduate students, young scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs and employees of high-tech companies aged 18 to 30 years inclusive, who are citizens of the Russian Federation and previously have no contracts with the Fund.

The authors of the best projects will receive a grant in the amount of 500 thousand rubles for the implementation of their ideas.

Applications are accepted until October 1, 2019.

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You can also get advice on open collections and programs of the Innovation Assistance Fund by calling 8 (961) 293-46-95 or by e-mail (

Information posted 23.08.2019
Information changed 27.08.2019