The share of innovation active large and medium-sized enterprises in the industrial complex of Sverdlovsk region is growing steadily and at the end of last year was 16.5 percent. The introduction of nanotechnology in their productions are involved in both large enterprises, "Uralplastic", "Seversky Pipe Plant", "NGO" Automation "and the organization of small and medium-sized businesses, for example," UralINTEH "," Labfer "and others. According to the forecasts of the Ministry of Industry and Science of the Sverdlovsk region, the volume of shipped innovative products industry organizations make in 2011 65 billion rubles.
Sverdlovsk oblast is one of the leaders in terms of innovation infrastructure in Russia. "At the moment, in the Sverdlovsk region has 10 industrial parks, business incubators 5, 2 venture capital funds to support innovative projects, 2 Centre for Technology Transfer. Rare region shows such progress in the development of modern scientific and industrial infrastructure"- Said Deputy Prime Minister of Industry and Science of the Sverdlovsk region Alexander Petrov.
Sverdlovsk region and the "RUSNANO" sign a new agreement on cooperation in the exhibition "Rusnanotech", which will be held in Moscow from 26 to 28 October. This decision was announced at a meeting of the tasks of the joint work of regions and corporations to 2015 the chairman of the Board of JSC "RUSNANO" Anatoly Chubais, with the participation of heads of relevant ministries and departments of Sverdlovsk, Kaluga, Voronezh Oblast and the Republic of Tatarstan.
The draft of a new agreement on cooperation between the Sverdlovsk region and JSC "RUSNANO" provides for the formation of the region‘s pool of 170 small innovative enterprises, including nanotechnology, in the period up to 2016. Thanks to these companies in the Middle Urals will be at least 700 jobs, and their average annual revenue, according to the minister, will be no less than 1 billion rubles a year.
According to the minister, Anatoly Chubais, thanked the Government of the Sverdlovsk region in becoming active in nanotechnology, particularly noting the region’s achievements in the distribution centers for collective use of equipment in the field of nanotechnology. Currently, a voluntary certification program "NANOCERTIFICA" accredited 6 key centers of excellence in Yekaterinburg, which is an important condition for their participation in the implementation of joint projects. The total number of such centers in the Sverdlovsk region — 10.