NTI markets

The National Technology Initiative is a long-term programme aimed at creating new global markets and achieving Russian technological leadership by 2035. The NTI focuses on those markets in which it is possible to create industries based on a new technological paradigm that are crucial in terms of ensuring national security and a high standard of living. Today, the NTI unites thousands of  people: technology entrepreneurs, representatives of leading universities and research centers, development institutes, governmental agencies and expert and professional communities.

In 2015, one important internal rule – it wasn’t public knowledge – that we followed was that we didn’t welcome the participation of large state corporations in the implementation of the NTI, fearing that they would buy up small projects and prevent them from developing. In 2018, however, we could see that this rule could be broken: on the one hand, the NTI remained an independent platform, and, on the other, large corporations – Rosatom, Roscosmos, UAC, Rostec – started to get involved in its implementation, and we started recommending that small companies ‘enter world markets on the backs of these giants’. And with their help, we began inculcating global ambitions in participating NTI companies. This wasn’t applicable for some market participants, but it remained a priority among those projects that had a global outlook, and we saw the national market as a platform for future global expansion.

Decisions were made in 2018 to decentralize the NTI management model. Infrastructure centers have now started operating with respect to markets that constitute their own particular sort of development institutions with the necessary mandate to support participants. The emergence of infrastructure centers is a serious step towards our goals, and the same can be said about the 14 Centers of excellence that were created with respect to cross-cutting technologies.

A new NTI Platform was launched as part of the Young Professionals ASI in order not to create projects based on organizational forms but to learn how to create the right organizational form based on project objectives. This is an organizational tool of fundamental importance, because one of the most painful lessons that have we learned in our four years with the NTI is that you can’t use old methods to make something new no matter how convenient it might seem. Technological development requires new organizational forms and formats.

Dmitry Peskov, special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on digital and technological development

Criteria for NTI markets

  • It will become a crucial, high-profile market on a global scale, with capitalization of more than USD 100 billion by 2035
  • There is no market at the moment, or the market lacks generally accepted technological standards
  • The market is focused, first and foremost, on the needs of  people as end users
  • The market is important for Russia in terms of ensuring basic needs and security
  • Conditions exist in Russia that would allow it to achieve competitive advantages and occupy a significant market share
  • There are technology entrepreneurs in Russia with the ambition of creating leading companies in the market

Elements of NTI Projects

  • An innovative product or service (cross-cutting technology, platform, new digital business model)
  • Mature project team (experience with R&D and running a business)
  • Sound model for product commercialization (strategy aimed at “blue oceans” and nascent markets)

AUTONET

  • Telematic transport systems
  • Intelligent urban mobility
  • Transport and logistics services
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

GAZ Group, AvtoVAZ, Avtodor, VEB.RF, Sollers

GOALS for 2035:

USD 242 billion in exports on the part of market companies

AERONET

  • Remote sensing of the land and monitoring for agricultural purposes
  • Transport of goods and cargo
  • Search-and-rescue operations
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

Kronshtadt, Copter Express, Finco, KosmoKurs, Kulon, OPDS

GOALS for 2035:

Russian share of  USD 35-40 billion in the market for UAVs


MARINET

  • Digital navigation and telecommunications
  • Innovative shipbuilding
  • Development of ocean resources
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

Fesco, Skanex, United Shipbuilding Corporation, RusHydro, Micran, SCF

GOALS for 2020:

12% share on the part of Russian companies in the e-navigation market

NEURONET

  • Neuro-assistants
  • Neuroeducation
  • Neural medical equipment and pharmaceuticals
  • Neuro-entertainment
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

ChemRar, Neurotrend, Factbook, Neurobotics, Neuromatix

GOALS for 2035:

10 National Champions with a capitalization of  USD 1 billion each


HEALTHNET

  • Preventive medicine
  • Clinical genetics
  • IT in medicine
  • Healthy longevity
  • Biomedicine
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

R-Pharm, National BioService, SibEnzyme, Healbe

GOALS for 2035:

5 Russian companies in the top 70 in terms of sales volume

ENERGYNET

  • Distribution grids
  • Distributed power generation
  • Personal power generation and services
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

Rosseti, Tekhsnabeksport, Tavrida Electric, QIWI

GOALS for 2035:

USD 40 billion in annual revenue for Russia in the global market


TECHNET

  • Digital design and modelling
  • New materials
  • Additive technologies
  • Robotics
  • Big Data and the industrial IoT
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

OAK, UEC Saturn, Volgabus, CompMechLab

GOALS for 2035:

10th place for Russia in the Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index

CLUB MOVEMENT

  • Digital talent management, mentoring
  • Technology competitions
  • Project schools, fairs, festivals
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

Far Eastern Federal University, Sirius Educational Center, Delovaya Russia, Lift to the Future

GOALS for 2025:

500 thousand Club Movement participants

FINANCIAL SUPPORT for NTI PROJECTS

NTI PROJECT SUPPORT FUND, RUB