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  • 1. Fund for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies Regulations on assigning and termination of the Project Participant Status for the creation and maintenance of operations of the Skolkovo Innovation Center Approved by the decision of the Council of the Fund for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New TechnologiesDecember 6, 2010No. 1 REGULATIONS ON ASSIGNING AND TERMINATION OF THE PROJECT PARTICIPANT STATUS FOR THE CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF OPERATIONS OF THE SKOLKOVO INNOVATION CENTER
  • 2. Fund for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies Regulations on assigning and termination of the Project Participant Status for the creation and maintenance of operations of the Skolkovo Innovation Center I. General Provisions1. The present Regulations define the procedure for awarding and termination of the status of projectparticipant for the creation and maintenance of operations of the Skolkovo Innovation Center(hereinafter referred to as Project Participant) and is developed in accordance with the Federal LawNo. 244 dated September 28, 2010, "On the Skolkovo Innovation Center" (hereinafter referred to asthe Law), the charter documentation of the non-profit organization Fund for Development of theCenter for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies (hereinafter referred to as theSkolkovo Fund).2. Project Participant Status is assigned to a legal entity having filed an application in accordancewith Paragraph 3 of the present Regulations (hereinafter referred to as the Applicant) uponobservance of the following conditions:A) Applicant is a legal entity established in accordance with the legislation of the RussianFederation;B) The Applicants charter documentation allows the Applicant to perform exclusively research anddevelopment activities and commercialization of their results in the directions specified in Part 8 ofArticle 10 of the Law (hereinafter referred to as Business Directions), as well as other types ofactivity necessary for carrying out research, development and commercialization of results(hereinafter referred to as Research Activity);C) The Applicant assumes obligations to perform research activity in accordance with Acts andRegulations approved by the Skolkovo Fund (hereinafter referred to as Project Regulations) as wellas to locate his permanent executive body (other agencies or entities having the right to act on behalfof the Applicant without power of attorney) within the territory of the Skolkovo Innovation Centerno later than January 1, 2014;D) The Applicant is planning to implement the project conforming to criteria stipulated insubparagraph F of the present paragraph (hereinafter referred to as the Innovation Project);E) The project presented by the Applicant implies the involvement of a specialist performingscientific or scholarly activities in a Russian and (or) foreign educational and (or) scientificinstitution whose participation is confirmed by his/her written declaration;F) Project presented by the Applicant:* corresponds to the Business Directions;** implies development and (or) commercialization of products and (or) technologies that areunique and (or) possess competitive advantages over world analogues;*** implies involvement into the project of a foreign specialist who possesses significant status inthe investment and (or) research environments. The participation of the abovementioned person and(or) his/her intention to participate in the project shall be confirmed by his/her written declaration. II. Filing of application seeking Participant Status
  • 3. Fund for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies Regulations on assigning and termination of the Project Participant Status for the creation and maintenance of operations of the Skolkovo Innovation Center3. Filing of application seeking Project Participant status (hereinafter referred to as the Application)is performed by means of filling out by the Applicant of an electronic questionnaire seeking ProjectParticipant status (hereinafter referred to as the Questionnaire) posted on the Skolkovo Fund website(www.i-gorod.com). The form of the Questionnaire is approved by the order of the President ofSkolkovo Fund.In the Application the Applicant provides information about the project. The Skolkovo Fundundertakes not to disclose the information about the project presented by the Applicant, for whichpurpose the Fund, (with the consent of the Applicant) and the Applicant conclude a Non-DisclosureAgreement concerning information about the project presented by the Applicant in accordance withthe form, approved by the order of the President of Skolkovo Fund, which is posted on the SkolkovoFund website (www.i-gorod.com).4. When filing the Application, the Applicant must submit the following documents (text files orscanned copies in PDF format):1) The Applicants letter of intent to become a Project Participant signed by the head of theApplicants permanent executive body or by another party having the right to act on behalf of thislegal entity or by the Applicants representative holding a power of attorney, affixed with the seal ofthe Applicant.2) document confirming the fact of registration of the Applicant in the Unified State Register ofLegal Entities;3) written declaration of the specialist mentioned in subparagraph E of paragraph 2 of the presentRegulations confirming his/her participation (or intention to participate) in the realization of projectpresented by the Applicant as well as documents confirming the working relations between theabovementioned specialist and an educational and (or) scientific institution;4) the Applicants charter documentation (the statute and (or) other documents defined by thelegislation of the Russian Federation for the applicants legal organizational form);5) other documents, the list of which is approved by the Order of the President of Skolkovo Fund.5. If the Applicants project has passed through preliminary examination in accordance with theRegulations on Project Preliminary Examination, approved by the Order of the President ofSkolkovo Fund, and if it has been found conforming to criteria stipulated in subparagraph F ofparagraph 2 of the present Regulations (hereinafter referred to as the Criteria), the Applicant has theright to attach to the Application a copy of the decision of the Experts Board on this project takennot earlier than 6 months before the date of filing of the Application.6. The Application seeking Project Participant status is subject to registration on the day of itsreceipt. III. Format Evaluation of the Application7. The Skolkovo Fund carries out a format evaluation of Application within 5 working days.
  • 4. Fund for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies Regulations on assigning and termination of the Project Participant Status for the creation and maintenance of operations of the Skolkovo Innovation CenterFormat evaluation of the Application includes:A) Verification of completeness and correctness of execution of the Application and of thecompleteness of documentation attached to it.If Applicant submits an incomplete set of documents or documents, the execution of which does notcorrespond to the requirements stipulated in the present Regulations, the Skolkovo Fund shall sendthe Applicant a notification accompanied by the list of the missing documents and (or) documents,the execution of which does not correspond to the specified requirements.If the relevant documents are not submitted by the Applicant to the Skolkovo Fund within 30 daysafter the date of sending to the Applicant of the abovementioned notification by the Skolkovo Fund,the Application shall not be considered;B) Verify the Applicant’s conformity with the requirements stipulated in subparagraphs A, B, E ofparagraph 2 of the present Regulations.If the Application does not satisfy the requirements stipulated in subparagraphs A, B, E of paragraph2 of the present Regulations, the Skolkovo Fund shall send the Applicant a notification withdescription of detected nonconformities to the specified requirements. If the Application is notbrought in line with the specified requirements by the Applicant within 30 days after the date ofsending to the Applicant by the Skolkovo Fund of the abovementioned notification, the applicationshall not be considered;C) Ascertaining that the project presented in the Application is identical to the project the Applicantpassed through the preliminary examination and which was declared satisfying the Criteria(paragraph 5 of the present Regulations).8. The Applicant has the right to file several Applications. If the Applicant has filed an Applicationwhich is identical to the one filed earlier, then the Application filed later shall not be considered, andthe Skolkovo Fund shall inform the Applicant about this within 10 working days from the date ofreceipt of the abovementioned Application.9. If the Application conforms to the requirements stipulated in paragraph 7 of the presentRegulations, the Skolkovo Fund shall make a decision to forward the Application to the ExpertsBoard for carrying out of a substantive examination, and shall the Applicant about this within 5working days from the date of making the abovementioned decision.The Application’s substantive examination is not carried out if the Applicant has attached to theApplication, in accordance with the procedure stipulated in paragraph 5 of the present Regulations, acopy of a positive decision of the Experts Board on the conformity of the project presented in theApplication to the Criteria, and made not earlier than 6 months before the date of filing of theApplication.In this case, the Skolkovo Fund shall send the Applicant a notification about the necessity to submitto the Skolkovo Fund the documents, stipulated in paragraph 15 of the present Regulations. IV. Substantive examination of the Application10. For carrying out of substantive examinations of the Applications, Expert Boards are created foreach Business Direction.
  • 5. Fund for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies Regulations on assigning and termination of the Project Participant Status for the creation and maintenance of operations of the Skolkovo Innovation CenterThe composition of the Expert Boards and their operating procedures are defined by the Regulationsfor Expert Boards of the Skolkovo Fund, approved by the Order of the President of Skolkovo Fund.11. The Application is forwarded to the Expert Board corresponding to the Business Direction,stipulated in the Application by the Applicant.12. The Expert Board evaluates the conformity of the Applicants project to the Criteria.13. Decision of the conformity of the project to each of the Criteria is taken by the Expert Boardseparately and is considered as final, if more than fifty percent of the members of the Expert Boardpresent at the meeting voted in its favor.14. If the Expert Board has stated, in accordance with the procedure stipulated in paragraph 13 ofthe present Regulations, that the Project conforms to all of the Criteria, the Skolkovo Fund makes adecision about the conformity of the project to the Criteria. The corresponding notification is sent tothe Applicant within 5 working days from the date of the decision.15. In cases stipulated in paragraph 14 of the present Regulations, within 10 days from the date ofreceiving the relevant notification, the Applicant must submit to the Skolkovo Fund:A) The Applicants letter of intent to become a Project Participant, signed by the head of theApplicants permanent executive body or by another party having the right to act on behalf of thislegal entity or by the Applicants representative holding a power of attorney, affixed with the seal ofthe Applicant.B) Copy of a document certifying the registration of the Applicant with a taxation authority (withpresentation of originals in case the veracity of copies is not authenticated by a public notary);C) Copies of charter documentation (with the presentation of originals in case the veracity of thecopies is not authenticated by a public notary).16. The abovementioned documents shall be examined by the Skolkovo Fund within 5 working daysfrom the date of their submission. If the documents submitted by the Applicant correspond to theirscanned copies in PDF format, submitted at the time of filing of the Application, and the Applicantwas not awarded a Project Participant status on the grounds of previously filed Applications, theSkolkovo Fund makes a decision to award Project Participant status within 10 working days fromthe date of submission of the documents, stipulated in paragraph 15 of the present Regulations.17. If the documents submitted by the Applicant do not correspond to their scanned copies in PDFformat, submitted at the time of filing of the Application, or else the documents stipulated inparagraph 15 of the present Regulations are not submitted by the Applicant, the Skolkovo Fundsends the Applicant a notification with the description of detected nonconformities or a list ofmissing documents. If the required documents are not submitted by the Applicant within 30 daysafter the date of sending the abovementioned notification by the Skolkovo Fund, the Applicationshall not be considered.18. If the Expert Board has stated, in accordance with the procedure stipulated in paragraph 13 of
  • 6. Fund for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies Regulations on assigning and termination of the Project Participant Status for the creation and maintenance of operations of the Skolkovo Innovation Centerthe present Regulations, that the Project does not conform to at least one of the Criteria, theSkolkovo Fund makes a decision of nonconformity of the Project to the Criteria. The correspondingnotification is sent to the Applicant within 5 working days from the date of the decision.19. In cases stipulated in paragraph 18 of the present Regulations, the Skolkovo Fund makes adecision to deny awarding Project Participant status to the Applicant.20. The project participant status is awarded to an Applicant for a period of 10 years.21. On the grounds of the Skolkovo Fund’s decision to award Project Participant status to theApplicant, a record is made in the Project Participant Registry about the awarding of ProjectParticipant status to the Applicant.22. Making a record in the Project Participant Registry about the awarding of Project participantstatus to the Applicant is confirmed by a Certificate. The Certificate is given to the ProjectParticipant within 14 days from the date of making of the corresponding record in the ProjectParticipant Registry. V. Conditions and procedures in terminating one’s Project Participant Status23. A legal entity loses its project Participant Status:1) upon expiration of ten years after the date of making a record in the Project Participant Registryabout assigning of Project Participant Status to the Applicant;2) in case the Skolkovo Fund has come to a decision to prematurely deprive the legal entity of theProject Participant Status;3) from the date of the legal entitys liquidation or rearrangement in accordance with the legislationof the Russian Federation (except for rearrangement in the form of reorganization or merger,providing that each of the legal entities taking part in the merging process possesses ProjectParticipant Status as of the date of state registration of the successor entity of the rearranged legalentities).24. Decision to prematurely deprive a legal entity of Project Participant Status is made in thefollowing cases:1) violation by the Project Participant of the Project Regulations;2) the Project Participant not meeting the requirements of the Law;3) the Project Participants refusal to take part in the project.25. Record about the legal entitys termination of Project Participant Status in made in the ProjectParticipant Registry within 5 days from the date of emergence of circumstances stipulated inparagraph 23 of the present Regulations.
  • 7. Fund for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies Regulations on assigning and termination of the Project Participant Status for the creation and maintenance of operations of the Skolkovo Innovation CenterProject Participant Status is considered lost by the legal entity from the date of making of theabovementioned record in the Project Participant Registry.

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