Why don't we hear anything about Skolkovo developments?

One of the most criticized by popular bloggers and the so-called “Internet fighters” of structures in Russia is the Skolkovo Foundation. The activities of the fund are often cited as an example of the complete failure of Russian innovative creativity.

However, the opinion that Skolkovo is simply "squandering" budget money refers more likely to the first years of its existence. Currently, there are already 1850 resident companies of the fund, which have created more than 30 thousand high-tech jobs. Moreover, companies not only operate and spend government money, but also conduct successful commercial activities. Over the 8 years of the foundation’s existence, companies have issued 1300 patents and earned about 250 billion rubles.

And then the question arises: why then do we not hear anything about the inventions created at Skolkovo? This is mainly due to the fact that companies create products not for the consumer market, but for large corporations, including Rosatom, Rosseti, S7 airline, as well as Microsoft, Intel, IBM and other major world companies.

Most of the developments of Skolkovo residents belong to the category of information and medical of technologies, and they, as a rule, are hardly noticeable to the general public. For example, Skolkovo resident company T8 has developed equipment that has already set three world records for data transfer speed and successfully competes with the developments of world leaders. Another fund resident - Eidos-medicine company, which creates simulation robots for training medical personnel, has already occupied 50% of the world market and supplies its products to the USA, Japan, the European Union and, naturally, to Russian medical institutions.

Over the 8 years of Skolkovo’s existence, the state spent about 130 billion rubles on it, despite the fact that most of this money went to the construction of infrastructure - laboratories, universities, residential areas and research centers. In addition, private investors are investing in the project, at the moment their total contribution is more than 30 billion rubles. Thus, the total revenue of companies has already significantly exceeded investments.

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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 17 2019 10: 00
    Not bad. Arithmetic is a little annoying. 1850 companies - 1300 patents in 8 years. 0,09 patents per company per year. Like Microsoft or IBM takes 3-8 thousand patents per year.
    1. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
      Syoma_67 (Semyon) April 30 2019 15: 30
      And what to patent? Flying ax?
  2. igorvasilievxyz Offline igorvasilievxyz
    igorvasilievxyz (Igor) April 18 2019 15: 17
    Because it’s not Skolkovo, but how many.
  3. yushir Offline yushir
    yushir (Yuri Shirokostup) April 19 2019 12: 46
    Excellent result! The state invested 130 billion of our money in it (!!!), and it’s not known who gets the profit. It is our opinion - at the expense of the people, to again correct the plight of the Michelsons, Lisins and other needy.
  4. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) April 20 2019 22: 13
    A well-known audience gathered there, like Dvorkovich. She basically only knows how to steal. The top steals, below work incomprehensibly over what.
  5. erofich Offline erofich
    erofich (Alexander) April 26 2019 17: 12
    N-yes, even grandfather Lenin said that communism is accounting and control. And we mean there will be no communism?
  6. Cutest guy Offline Cutest guy
    Cutest guy (Sweetest Guy) 8 May 2019 14: 39
    The head of Rusnano, Anatoly Chubais, told ... about what the Skolkovo project will give Russia and how its implementation is progressing.

    Ahaahhaaaaaaa! Do you hear anything about Skolkovo developments? Are you seriously? Nothing at all?
    I can tell you one secret - ABOUT THAT, next to which the surname of almost all the red cats in Russia appears, since 1992, you WILL NOT HEAR ANYTHING AND NEVER GOOD.