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Trade Representation in the Netherlands is Russia’s Most Innovative Trade Representation

22.09.17

The Ministry of Economic Development of Russia has named the winner of the Best Trade Representation in Innovative Activity Support and High-Tech Promotion to Overseas Markets contest.

Applications were received from 27 Russian trade representations out of 56 ones: 7 - from trade representations in the CIS countries, 12 - from trade representations in Europe, 6 - from representations in Asia and Africa, and 2 - from trade representations in Latin America.

Based on the evaluation outcomes, the received applications were divided into three categories depending on the expected effect contributing to innovation growth in Russia’s economy, which was achieved as a result of the trade representations’ activities aimed at developing R&D and innovation cooperation during the reporting period:

1. Support of high-tech companies’ projects;

2. Support of innovative product exportation and innovation promoting activities;

3. Support of innovation projects under bilateral cooperation.

Two large-scale unique projects were specially highlighted. These are projects on creating a multi-purpose channel for marketing Russian pharmaceuticals to the Malaysian market and construction of the cyclotron & radiochemical complex based in the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT) that is the first project for a 120-year history of the countries’ relationships.

The Trade Representation in the Kingdom of the Netherlands was named the winner of the Best Trade Representation in Innovative Activity Support and High-Tech Promotion to Overseas Markets category.

The Trade Representation provides regular assistance in attracting Dutch technologies to Russia (e.g. projects on greenhouse facility construction, building of modern vegetables and milk processing plants, and modernization of street lighting systems). It is engaged in expanding R&D cooperation among Russian and Dutch universities under the Biomedical Physics, Smart City and other programs. It also participates in implementation of bilateral cooperation projects for technology parks creation and is an active member of the Innovation Working Group of the Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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