Take part in competitions for grant support of projects

Take part in competitions for grant support of projects

The representative office in the Rostov Region of the Innovation Assistance Fund invites young scientists, innovators, start-up entrepreneurs and small innovative companies to participate in competitions for grant support of projects.

Within the framework of the competitions, projects are selected in the following thematic areas (lots):

  • H1. Digital technologies.
  • H2. Medicine and health-saving technologies.
  • H3. New materials and chemical technologies.
  • H4. New devices and intelligent production technologies.
  • H5. Biotechnology.
  • H6. Resource-saving energy.

The UMNIK Program
The purpose of the UMNIK program is to stimulate the participation of young people in scientific, technical and innovative activities by providing organizational and financial support to young talents. Supported scientific and technical ideas and solutions grow to the level of creating a sustainable business that is attractive to investors.

The UMNIK program finances the development of scientific and technical ideas to the level of commercial application.

The main parameters of the support provided:

  • the grant amount is 500 thousand rubles;
  • the term of R&D is 24 months from the date of conclusion of the grant agreement;
  • the competition is open to individuals from 18 to 30 years old, who are citizens of the Russian Federation, who want to realize themselves through innovative activities, and have not previously won in the UMNIK program. 

Applications for the competition in the Rostov region are accepted until October 15, 2021, the deadline for submission differs depending on the city of participation.
More about the contest https://umnik.fasie.ru/rostov-on-don/

The "Start" program
The START program is aimed at supporting small innovative enterprises (MIPS) that are at the initial stage of development and are striving to develop and master the production of a new product/product/technology/service using the results of their own scientific and technical research that have significant potential for commercialization.

The program is implemented in two stages:

  • Start-1 contest (1st stage of the program).
  • Start-2 contest (2nd stage of the program).

Start-1 Contest
During the implementation of the START-1 competition (the first stage of the START program), applied scientific research and experimental developments are carried out, which will allow testing the feasibility of scientific and technical approaches and solutions embedded in R&D to remove scientific and technical risks of the project as a whole, and will also allow assessing the possibility of creating a product in demand on the market at subsequent stages of the project. 

The main parameters of the support provided:

  • the grant amount is up to 3 million rubles;
  • the term of R&D is 12 months from the date of conclusion of the grant agreement;
  • individuals and legal entities-small business entities whose registration date is no more than 2 years before the date of submission of the application for the competition can participate in the competition.

Applications for the competition are accepted until 10:00 (Moscow time) on December 9, 2021.
More about the contest https://fasie.ru/press/fund/start-1-2021-3/

Start-2 competition (2nd stage of the program)

The Start-2 competition is aimed at ensuring R&D (based on the previously obtained scientific and technical groundwork), the results of which will allow us to move on to the first sales of innovative products being created. This stage provides for the receipt of revenue from the sale of products in the amount established by the requirements of the regulations of the competition.

The main parameters of the support provided for the Start-2 competition:

  • the grant amount is up to 7 million rubles;
  • the term of R&D is 12 months (in 2 stages) from the date of conclusion of the grant agreement;
  • extra-budgetary co-financing (at the expense of own or borrowed funds) - at least 50% of the grant amount;
  • the competition is open to legal entities-small business entities that have completed the 1st stage of the program (competitions "Start 1", "Start-CP", "Start-CT", "Start-NTI"). The deadline for the completion of the project for the 1st stage of the program is no more than 2 years. 

Applications for the competition are accepted continuously throughout the year and are reviewed as they become available.
For more information, see the Regulations on the competition at the link https://fasie.ru/press/fund/start-2-2021 /.

Competition "Acceleration-Artificial Intelligence"
The competition is being implemented in order to create new and support existing small innovative enterprises seeking to develop new products, services and (or) solutions using artificial intelligence technologies.

The main parameters of the support provided:

  • the grant is provided to a small enterprise to complete an acceleration program in order to develop the team, business, and the claimed project.
  • the maximum grant amount is up to 800 thousand rubles.
  • the only way to spend funds is to pay for an acceleration program accredited by the Foundation.
  • individuals and legal entities-small business entities can participate in the competition;
  • within the framework of the competition, only technological solutions will be supported that allow simulating human cognitive functions (including self-learning and finding solutions without a predetermined algorithm) and obtaining results comparable, at least, with the results of human intellectual activity when performing specific tasks.

Applications for the competition are accepted until 10:00 (Moscow time) on October 18, 2021.
More about the contest https://fasie.ru/press/fund/acceleration-ai/

Competition "Development - Artificial Intelligence"
The Development-AI competition is aimed at supporting enterprises that have a positive business reputation and experience in selling high-tech products on the market, but have a need for additional R&D in order to implement projects for the development and application of products, services and (or) solutions in the field of artificial intelligence.

The main parameters of the support provided:

  • the grant amount is up to 20 million rubles;
  • the term of R&D is 12 or 18 or 24 months from the date of conclusion of the grant agreement
  • extra-budgetary co-financing (at the expense of own or borrowed funds) - at least 30% of the grant amount;
  • the direction of support is the implementation of R&D (salary, materials, raw materials, components, services of co-executors);
  • enterprises belonging to small according to No. 209-FZ of 24.07.2007 and the unified register of small and medium-sized businesses, as well as those who do not have unfinished grant agreements with the Fund, can participate in the competition;
  • within the framework of the competition, only technological solutions will be supported that allow simulating human cognitive functions (including self-learning and finding solutions without a predetermined algorithm) and obtaining results comparable, at least, with the results of human intellectual activity when performing specific tasks.

Applications for the competition are accepted until 10:00 (Moscow time) on November 8, 2021.
More about the contest https://fasie.ru/press/fund/razvitie-ai-2/.

Competition "Commercialization" (turn 15)
The competition is aimed at providing grants to small innovative enterprises that have completed R&D and are planning to create or expand the production of innovative products.

The purpose of the competition is to provide financial support for innovative projects, the results of which have the prospect of commercialization.

The main parameters of the support provided:

  • the grant amount is up to 25 million rubles;
  • extra-budgetary co-financing (at the expense of own or borrowed funds) - at least 100% of the grant amount;
  • the direction of support is the implementation of innovative projects, the results of which have the prospect of commercialization (items of expenditure in accordance with the list of expenses approved by Order No. 680 of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation dated 27.10.2014);
  • the project completion period is 12 months.

Enterprises can take part in the competition:

  • related to small according to No. 209-FZ of 24.07.2007 and the unified register of small and medium-sized businesses;
  • who do not have unfinished grant agreements with the Foundation.

Applications for the competition are accepted until 10:00 (Moscow time) on October 18, 2021.
More about the contest https://fasie.ru/press/fund/komm-15/

Russian-Indian International Cooperation Competition
The competition is aimed at supporting enterprises that carry out promising developments and have foreign partners, through interaction with which it is possible to increase the competitiveness of their products and commercialize the results of scientific and technical activities, as well as to get the opportunity to bring their (as well as jointly developed) products to foreign markets.

The main parameters of the support provided:

  • the grant amount is 15 million rubles;
  • the term of R&D is 18 or 24 months from the date of conclusion of the grant agreement
  • extra-budgetary co-financing (at the expense of own or borrowed funds) - at least 30% of the grant amount;
  • the direction of support is the implementation of R&D (salary, materials, raw materials, components, services of co-executors);
  • enterprises belonging to small according to No. 209-FZ of 24.07.2007 and the unified register of small and medium-sized businesses, as well as those who do not have unfinished grant agreements with the Fund, can participate in the competition.

Applications for the competition are accepted until 10:00 (Moscow time) on December 13, 2021.
Please note that in addition to the application to the Fund, an application must be submitted on behalf of the Indian partner to the DST: Department of Science and Technology of the Government of the Republic of India — by 09.12.2021.
More about the contest https://fasie.ru/press/fund/russia-india-2021/

Applications for competitions of the Innovation Assistance Fund are submitted through the AU Fund-M system at: https://online.fasie.ru.

You can also get advice on any questions you may have at the Representative Office of the Foundation in the Rostov region (ANO "Agency of Innovations of the Rostov Region") by phone +7 (961) 293-46-95 or e-mail rostov@fasie.ru.

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Information posted 30.09.2021
Information changed 24.12.2021