Today’s stop on the globe is Russia, majestic and magnificent. Officially known as the Russian Federation. At 17,125,200 square kilometres, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, and ranks number 9 by population.
Russia has, in the past, and, presently, is contributing greatly to the world of innovations and discoveries. Examples are endless but here are significant few: Electrically-powered railway wagons by Fyodor Pirotsky, Videotape recorder by Alexander Poniatoff (Poniatov), who started the Ampex company in the United States. The company succeeded in producing the first quality video signal recorder. Global electronics giants had to use Poniatoff’s patents to produce home video equipment. Radio by Alexander Popov, a professor of physics, announced the invention of a system for wireless communications. Helicopter by Igor Sikorsky, Russian inventor whose potential was fully realized abroad. Electronic television – one of the biggest inventions of 20th century by Vladimir Zworykin, Russian engineer whose inventions debuted in the United States. Inventions in chemistry and physiology by Mendeleev and Pavlov. Inventions in writing and music: Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Chekov, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff. More modern period – Irving Berlin, known to all for his delightful Christmas carols, White Christmas being the most popular. Berlin is widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, originally from Russia.
Russia is the country of avant-garde scientists, talented musicians, knowledgeable engineers, beautiful women, world-renowned figure skaters, and world anticipated space tourism program.
Russia is the country of warm people with the big history they have inherited from past generations. Russia is the country of people who fought and won one of the biggest wars to date, with the help of their allies, World War II. Survivors from Concentration camps, all over the world, remember how Russian soldiers freed them. Today, May 9, marks the Victory Day in Russia.
It is one of my favorite stops on the globe in search of new age startups because this is where I am from, part of me, my children’s heritage.
Here is the long awaited list of Russia’s 15 top startups:
Are we entering a new era of moderately sized concrete innovations? 3D printed architecture is from Russia’s Apis Cor http://apis-cor.com/ that 3D printed a residential house in 24 hours. “Design of the single-story residential house is rather unusual. This project was selected specifically, as one of the main purposes of this construction is to demonstrate the flexibility of equipment and diversity of available forms. The house can be of any shape, including the familiar square shape, because the additive technology has no restrictions on design of new buildings, except for the laws of physics. It means it’s time to talk about the new fantastic potential of architectural solutions. The printing process is automated as much as possible and almost eliminates the risk of human error.
The roof of the house in Stupino, in accordance with the architectural project, is flat. The solution proposed by the TechnoNICOL company can effectively withstand high snow loads and durability requirements. Its cost is comparable with steep roofs, which are common for Russia. For the printed walls finishing, the mineral decorative plaster was used. The composition of mineral plaster consists of white cement and ball-shaped marble and granite crumbs, so it can serve as an additional heat insulation and goes well with the thermal insulation systems: can act as a top layer, especially if the insulation used is mineral wool. Performs the function of a thin-layer decorative plasters on walls that do not require insulation. Easy to use and work with. Possesses good hydrophobic properties.” Paint used is eco friendly and resistant to weather conditions. The cost of construction amounted to $10134, the highest quality materials were used.
The world’s first 3D printed residential house
3D Bioprinting Solutions http://www.
3D Bioprinting Solutions set to make history again by sending a bioprinter into space.
“3D Bioprinting Solutions aims to study the effect of radiation in space on the human body by printing cell tissue and organ constructs directly in space. To this end, it plans to send a 3D bioprinter developed especially for use in microgravity up to the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) by the end of this year. Scientists have long been interested in growing cells in space: on Earth, cells grown artificially grow in a flatter structure than they do naturally in the human body. When grown in conditions of microgravity, however, the cells take on a more natural structure. Microgravity also makes possible the use of a new kind of 3D printing: formative technology. “On Earth we use additive technology to create things in layers,” explains Usef Hesuani, cofounder of 3D Bioprinting Solutions.
How about walking around Moscow with a photographer, going backstage of the biggest Russia theater, get some drinks while bar hopping in St Petersburg, make a wish on shooting star while being in mountain observatory or singing along with a host of a winery?
The locals will introduce you to the best that is in their cities.”
Their long-term vision is to “become a world leader company in sport robotics and analytics using technologies in next areas:
* mechatronic systems for sports;
* data collection and analysis for physical, functional, technical (and probably emotional) assessment of sportsmen;
* artificial intelligence for planning training, nutrition and recovering.”
Heedbook “is a first AI-based software for evaluating customer sentiment by face-to-face service” Maslov, founder of Heedbook https://heedbook.com/
EHFE technology http://ehfengine.
converts fossil fuel and/or renewable energy into work
or heat and electricity,
and transforms waste heat into electricity or work”
Suits for patients with stroke
Heart rate monitor
Electric muscle stimulation
Eidos Robotics http://eidos-
“SteamJet is developing a safe compact incombustible thruster for orbit control of CubeSat satellites.
The main technology is a rapid heating of a non-combustible working fluid.
The thruster is safe to be stored on a space station or a spacecraft
Our solution is simpler and cheaper than the competitors’
Our thruster simplifies the design of other engine components by implementing a more effective mode of working mass exhaustion
The size of the thruster is 1U, it can be mounted on a small satellite that is larger than 2U in size.”
An unforgettable Bolshoi Theater https://www.bolshoi.
Russia’s Smart City of the future, Innopolis. “Smart cities’ is the latest concept when it comes to building the cities of the future. Smart cities are expected to be the key to combining a sustainable future with continued economic growth and job creation. There are many definitions of a smart city including sustainable, liveable, intelligent and green. However, the common denominator seems to be access to data and intelligent tools to connect knowledge and people to drive change. What set Smart Cities aside compared to ‘Eco Cities’ and ‘Sustainable Cities’ is its strategic use of new and high-tech, ICT-based solutions to connect the citizens and technologies of the city on a common platform.
Startup Village 2018 https://startupvillage.
This sums it up for my list of top 15 startups of Russia.
The future belongs to daring and innovative minds ❣
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