MOSCOW, March 1 – RIA Novosti. The SME Corporation and the Innopraktika company have been accepting applications from high-tech representatives of small and medium-sized businesses to participate in the business accelerator since March 1, the corporation's press service reported.
The SME: Innovation Accelerator program is open to small and medium-sized businesses that innovate and want to transform their products, expand their markets, optimize and scale their business.
Companies that have been operating for at least four years in technology industries and have the results of intellectual activity on their balance sheet can take part. Their average annual growth rate of revenue should be at least 10%. Also, the company must have at least three employees in key positions, the corporation said.
“We see a request from high-tech SMEs from different industries to acquire new knowledge and competencies to ensure the integrated growth of key performance indicators and revise the development strategy. When forming the acceleration program, we did not select individual support tools, but developed complex solutions for specific business problems and attracted experienced experts in intensive business growth, “said Alexander Isaevich, head of the SME Corporation.
You can apply until March 23 on the website of the SME Corporation. First, 100 participants will be selected, for whom pre-acceleration will be conducted – training webinars and online selection. Then the top 50 companies will be included in the main program, where they will receive training, consultation and a final presentation of their ideas and strategies to experts.
“This acceleration program is aimed at technology-based SMEs that have already outgrown the startup stage and have significant potential while at the stage of sustainable growth. That is why the mission of such a program is to provide support and impetus for these companies to become significant players in their technological niches “, – added the first deputy head of” Innopraktika “and the public ombudsman in the field of protecting the rights of high-tech companies-leaders Natalia Popova.