The state, funds, and private investors all support projects to develop neurotechnology
Russian startups operating in our area receive support from scientific institutions such as Moscow State University. They receive financial support from the Skolkovo Foundation and Bortnik Foundation. Essentially, the state has established an entire range of organizations which are capable of providing an expert assessment of a project, and appraising its commercial potential — Kirill Kaem, Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation.
Currently, revenue from startups selling their products, scientific consulting services, and intellectual property is in excess of RUB 27 billion. This figure continues to grow. Several hundred new patents are generated every year. What’s more, around 16–17% of all international intellectual property patent applications go through Skolkovo – intellectual property generated by our startups. — Kirill Kaem, Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation.
Neurotechnology is not something from the pages of science fiction – it is already not far away. <...> I call upon everybody to immerse themselves in this field, to develop their skills, knowledge, and abilities, and create new startup projects infused with no less ambition than those of Elon Musk — Denis Gusev, Director of the Center for Neuro-Information Technologies, "Innopraktika".