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Samara region is chosen for introduction of new technology of selection of investment projects

In 23 regions of Russia Vnesheconombank (VEB) and the Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI) realize new technology of investment projects attraction of which will allow to connect directly the business ideas of regions to financial resources and to give a push to active development of this sector.

The new model is designed to create a wide funnel of investment projects on constituent territory of the Russian Federation and to increase transparency of their selection procedure. One of its key elements are the managers in regions who underwent selection by ASI technique, trained and certified by VEB. They will be engaged in pro-active search and primary filtration of regional projects according to the Development strategy of the Bank, and also communicate with initiators and give them support in formation of a documents package according to requirements of VEB. Interaction of process participants will be constructed on the online platform "Factory of Development Projects" which will allow to carry out an express assessment of projects. Each stage of the project consideration, and also comments of experts and the made decisions will be transparently reflected within an online platform and will be available to all process participants.

For pilot implementation of the project there were chosen TOP-23 regions with optimum investment climate and the maximum level of granting regional measures of state support, among them was the Samara region. It is possible to study the complete list of the regions chosen for realization of "Factory of projects of development" on the LEADER-ID online platform (

 "We want to construct flexible system which will allow us to find qualitative projects together with the professionals who underwent certification familiar with business specifics in concrete regions, to make their efficient selection and appraisal  and to make decisions on financing — the vice-chairman of VEB, the board member and the curator of the project from Bank Alexey Ivanchenko comments. — Thus we will promote development of the Russian Federation territorial subjects economy and perspective branches of business, and also creation of new jobs".

 "It is sure that our technique of open selection will help to create team of worthy experts who will work for the benefit of the regions. And at stages of appraisal and implementation of the project the design offices created in regions on improvement of investment climate can give advisory support to the certified managers" — the CEO of the Agency of strategic initiatives Svetlana Chupsheva comments.

The " Bank for Foreign Economic Activity (Vnesheconombank)" state corporation – national bank of development, one of the largest financial institutions of Russia. It was founded in 1924, since 2007 acts under the federal law on Development Bank. The supreme body of management of VEB is the supervisory board which is directed by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

According to the Development strategy till 2021, VEB will concentrate on financing of advanced processing in the industry projects; development of infrastructure; support of non-oil export; assistance to translation process of defensive technologies in civil; support of innovations and projects of the National technological initiative. VEB will work at new level of quality: proactively look for the projects corresponding to priorities of the state, deeply analyze business projects together with clients, attract private soinvestition, trace the course of projects with use of the latest technologies.

The Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI) — the Russian off-line nonprofit organization created by the Government of the Russian Federation for realization of a measures package in economic and social spheres. Works since 2011. Promotes priority projects, realization of actions for improvement of the enterprise environment in Russia, development of professional shots, etc.

LEADER-ID — the ASI information platform for search, development and advance of leaders. Work start: July, 2013. The number of users for November of 2016 - 72 597 people from 1173 cities and settlements, 55 countries.