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Council on information technology development and digital economy of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Council on information technology development and digital economy of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Council main tasks:

  • Assistance in the digital economy and new technologies development;
  • Assistance to forming new regulatory environment and favorable legal regime for modern technologies emergence and development;
  • Assistance to industrial enterprises, public administration and private business informatization;
  • Creation of effective partnership, consortia in the field of digital economy with international R&D centers and companies for technologies and knowledge transfer issues;
  • Interaction with Chambers of Commerce and Industry, committees, councils, branches and professional associations.
Internet of things association

Internet of things association (IOTAS) is Russian non commercial, non governmental organization created in December 2016.

Our mission is to increase the life quality of citizens by introduction of IoT technology in private, business, governmental, educational and municipal levels.

Association carries the membership for all interested parties, who share our values.

IOTAS has a horizontal structure built on the basement of multiple connections between interested parties. We are not focused on any particular vertical technology, but rather trying to connect members, startups, state institutions, regulators, educational entities,  industrial standards via our open expert platform.

Currently we carry more as 60 members with plan to reach 100 members by the end of 2017.  Our members are IoT platform developers, tech and IT companies, telcos, educational organizations, cloud providers.

The work of the Association is done by its members in various working groups. Among listed in the right column, we have idle groups waiting to pick up: smart cities, IoT an biometry, IoT in agriculture.

The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)

The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) is a Russian venture capital fund. IIDF has been the most active venture capital fund in Europe, determined by the number of deals. We have invested in more than 410 tech startups. It provides startups and key players in the venture industry with educational and expert support. IIDF strives to transform the Russian digital entrepreneurship ecosystem's legal environment. Our mission is to make Russia more attractive for tech entrepreneurs. We want to make the Russian venture market understandable and accessible to anyone who wants to begin or grow Internet business.


RUSSOFT is the most influential association of software developing companies in Russia. In 2020 we unite more than 160 IT-companies with over 65 000 of high-end professional employees. RUSSOFT represents the entire Russian software industry. The headquarter is located in Saint-Petersburg.


The Technology Innovative Special Economic Zone “Innopolis” is a large-scale project to create a Russian center of information and communication technologies, the main task of which is to assist Russian and international companies in the implementation of investment projects in the field of high technologies.

The SEZ has formed a complex innovative environment consisting of a system of training of highly qualified personnel resources and access to the developed infrastructure of the international class. In record time, the SEZ and the surrounding area managed to create a unique environment for the work and life of employees of resident companies and their families with first-class business, social, educational and engineering infrastructure.

As of February 2020, 99 companies (85 residents and 14 partners) have chosen the SEZ as a place of development of their projects. Among them, such large companies as Yandex, Sberbank, Tinkoff Development Center, as well as companies with foreign participation: Schneider Electric (France), Soramitsu Laboratories (Japan), etc.

The Institute of the Information Society (IIS)

The Institute of the Information Society (IIS) is an independent research and service organization engaged in analytical, research and consulting activities on a wide range of problems in the development of the Information Society and the knowledge economy.

Information & Computer Technologies Industry Association (APKIT)

Information & Computer Technologies Industry Association (APKIT) was formed in the fall of 2001.

The companies who cooperated to form this advocacy organization include 1C, Aquarius, Cognitive Technologies, DPI, ELST, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, iTeco, Kraftway Computers, Microsoft, Oracle, R-Style, TopS, Verysell, Xerox, ASK, ACSIT, White Wind, DialogNauka, IVK, Interface, Kaspersky Laboratory, Lanit, Marvel, NAMIP, Pirit, et cetera.

In terms of its membership APKIT is the most representative noncommercial association in the Russian IT Industry. Association members have earned acclaim as leading Russian and international businesses, distributors, system integrators, vendors and developers. By many accounts, APKIT members control up to 70% of the official market. 

APKIT unites associations representing individual market segments as well as regional unions. Among the AP KIT members are subindustry and niche associations APEAP (Association of Electronic Apparatus and Device Makers), ARPP Domestic Software (Association of Software Developers), NP MOOP YaRD, NP PPP (Noncommercial Partnership of Software Product Suppliers), RUSSOFT Noncommercial Partnership and regional associations AKCIT (Southern Russia Digital and Information Technology Companies Association) and RASPO (Russian Association of Free Software). 

A mouthpiece for IT industry interests, AP KIT defends them with the major public associations. It is a member of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and WITSA and cooperates with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, OPORA (Russian Non-governmental Association of Small and Medium-size Businesses), AMR (Association of Managers), the Institute of Contemporary Development, RATEK (Electronic Appliance and Computer Distributors and Producers Association), BITKOM and ICC. APKIT representatives sit on expert and advisory boards at the Russian State Duma, government commissions, ministries and departments (Ministry for IT and Communications, Ministry for Economic Development, Ministry for Education and Science, Ministry for Industry and Trade, Ministry for Culture and Mass Communications, Federal Customs Service, and the Federal Antimonopoly Service).

Uniting the industry elite, APKIT forms a system of values, improves mechanisms of interaction within the industry and works to build an open, civilized market as a safeguard of IT business stability.

Samara State Agrarian University

Samara State Agrarian University is a systemic educational, scientific, methodological and technological institution in the agricultural sector of Russia.

Agricultural specialists train, advanced training courses for specialists with levels of education and advanced training for managers, researchers from the agricultural sector created, as well as fundamental and applied research is being conducted.

Relevant: the development of IT technologies and the requirements of the Foodnet market in the field of Digitalization of Agricultural sector of the Russian Federation:

  1. Digital transformation in agricultural business
  2. Creation of on-line " Laboratory of advanced agricultural practice"
  3. Agro-scouting
  4. Technologies of "Precision Farming"
  5. Intelligent weather forecasting system
  6. Creation of 3D atlases of farm animals.

The creation of the Laboratory of Advanced Agricultural Practices will significantly expand the existing capabilities of Samara State Agrarian University and initiate a wide range of new ones.


The Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI France Russie)

The Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI France Russie) is an independent lobbying body that represents and promotes the economic interests of its Franco-Russian member companies. It has been operating in Moscow since 1997, and today it brings together more than 400 companies from 40 sectors of the economy. Its work is focused on 3 key areas: building the business community, lobbying and support for companies.

Club of IT Directors “i-IT-s” CFD

The idea of ​​combining the IT managers in the region was born in 2008 and was finally realized in 2012. The club brings together more than 120 IT managers of major companies and organizations in different industries. The Regions Of The Club Yaroslavl, Vologda, Ivanovo, Kostroma, Vladimir, Tver, Voronezh, Lipetsk and Ryazan Regions.
The club's mission is improving the competitiveness of the Russian economy at the expense of competent use of Information Technology
Areas of work of the Club:

  • Raising the professional level of members of the Club
  • Formation of the "right" image of the IT manager
  • Professional communication
  • Creation of a wide network of personal contacts
International Telecommunications Academy (MAC)

International Telecommunications  Academy (MAC) is an international organization. It is a voluntary public association of academics, outstanding managers and highly skilled professionals. Co-operation is based on common professional interests, theoretical and practical issues in infocommunication development (Infocommunication = information + telecommunications (communication).