Medvedev spoke about the growth of startups, "SKOLKOVO"

Portfolio innovation center "SKOLKOVO" includes more than 2 thousand startups, they demonstrate steady growth, last year revenues increased by 45% and amounted to 100 billion rubles, said the Deputy Chairman of the Russian security Council, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fund "SKOLKOVO" Dmitry Medvedev.

"The portfolio of our innovation center more than 2 thousand startups, is the large number of already which show a very strong growth figures. Last year revenue exceeded 100 billion rubles, increased by approximately 45%," - said Medvedev at a meeting with leaders of startups, innovation center "SKOLKOVO".

He noted that some companies have achieved even higher results. "What is there to hide: the financial results are really good," - said the head of the Board of Trustees.

He also thanked those companies that in a pandemic COVID-19 took an active part in the fight against the spread of infection and its consequences.

"But the success of the companies that worked on these issues related to the pandemic, of course, do not eliminate the achievements of those start-UPS that have been engaged in other activities. It is also very important, of course, the direction, despite the fact that now the resources of the state largely abandoned the fight against the pandemic... For the state it is important to maintain the performance of all the projects that are currently prepared," - said Medvedev.

One of the challenges, he said, is to help make better and more convenient work of the innovation center SKOLKOVO resident companies, as well as to help promote their products in the domestic and international markets.