The creative industries cannot grow and sell their products only within their own country, as growth potential is very limited and a ceiling is reached very quickly. The creative industries are an export channel. Russian animation, fashion, technological and industrial design, architecture and modern art all have a huge export potential — Yuliana Slashcheva, Chairman of the Management Board, Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio.
When our company started developing VR in Russia 5 years ago, we developed both the software and corresponding hardware, and our headset is still sold around the world. We created the Desirium VR experience 1.5 years ago and launched it on the international arena — Ilya Flaks, General Director, Fibrum.
In terms of the export potential of products developed in Skolkovo, the VR and AR tools under development in the innovation centre allow us to use virtual museums. For example, we have a company called Next Space. And another called NettleBox, which has developed holographic tables for training and creating designs — Kirill Kaem, Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation.
We have actual cases and are now working with foreign partners. We are trying to break into the foreign markets with our Multikubik start-up. It is our pilot project involving a joint Russian-Indian fund — Oleg Teplov, Chief Executive Officer, VEB Innovation.