Last year, the president signed a number of amendments to the legislation on the Special Economic Zone in Kaliningrad. Now, all you need is a million roubles in your pocket and you can register an IT or a scientific company and get all our benefits. <...> This gave an effect: 31 residents for 4 months - this is more than the our SEZ got annually in its best years! Among them 10 residents are IT companies with a volume of investments of 5-6 million roubles only — Anton Alikhanov, Acting Governor of Kaliningrad Region.
I decided to do business in order to increase the number of successful entrepreneurs. With that in mind I created two business clubs with Oscar Hartmann, both based on the model of where the successful entrepreneurs are instructing prospective entrepreneurs. 30 residents who are in this club doubled their business — Igor Rybakov, Co-Founder, Member of the Board of Directors, Rybakov Foundation.
We launched a project called Masters of Russia, together with the Gazprom Neft and the social investments programme called Native Cities. The project contains a set of various outlets: it's an online media, a platform for online interaction, a platform for hybrid education, internships, and so much more — Nonna Materkova, Director, Founder, Calvert 22 Foundation.
Between 2011 to 2016 the Skolkovo Foundation brought 147 billion roubles to the Russian economy (start-ups and companies that are residents-Ed.), in addition to 1200 patents that have been registered — Ilya Sachkov, Founder, General Director, Group-IB .
Almost 15% of Skolkovo companies sell their products to international markets. We are constantly improving the support our mechanisms. Skolkovo had a large "hard" infrastructure, there was an industrial park. We are actively promoting our companies and accelerating them to large state-owned companies, companies that are our industrial partners — Sergey Krzhanovsky, Vice President for Grants, Expertise and Tenders, Skolkovo Foundation.