This Guide on Innovation Stimulation Instruments of the Russian Federation presents short descriptions of the various instruments available in the Russian Federation today for supporting innovation activities. The guide provides information on the type of instruments, the support available, application procedures, cooperation opportunities for partners from the EU, and contact details. In this light, the guide aims at facilitating the utilisation and implementation of research results achieved among researchers from Russia and the EU. The guide is particularly targeted at public and private actors from the EU and aims to provide them with information on Russia’s portfolio of innovation stimulation instruments.
The guide was prepared in the framework of the EU FP7 project “BILAT-RUS Advanced: Advancement of the Bilateral Partnership in Scientific Research and Innovation with the Russian Federation". Experts from the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), the Russian Technology Transfer Network (RTTN), the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE), the International Centre for Innovations in Science, Technology and Education (ICISTE) and the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH/PRAXI Network) collaborated to produce this publication.