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Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME Corporation)

The SME Corporation acts as a development institute for small and medium businesses to coordinate the support provided to SMEs under Federal Law dated July 24, 2007, No. 209-FZ “On the development of small and medium business in the Russian Federation” after changing the name of the joint-stock company “Non-banking deposit and credit institution Agency of Credit Guarantees”.

Who can apply:

SME, in which the total participatory interest of:

  • the Russian Federation, its constituent territories, municipal entities, community and religious organizations, charity and other foundations does not exceed 25%;
  • legal entities, which are not SMEs, or foreign legal entities does not exceed 49%.

Except for the following SMEs:

  • credit and insurance companies, including non-banking credit institutions, investment funds, non-public pension funds, professional participants of the securities market, pawnbrokers;
  • parties to production sharing agreements;
  • companies operating in the gambling industry;
  • enterprises engaging in the production and/or sales of excise goods, and in the extraction and/or sales of mineral resources (except for common commercial minerals);
  • non-residents of the Russian Federation.

What can be obtained:

  • guarantees to obtain bank loans;
  • access to purchases made by largest companies;
  • information and marketing support;
  • property support.

Official website: corpmsp.ru


Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology

The Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology is a public non-commercial organization focusing on the implementation of the state policy of development and support of small enterprises in science and technology, provision of direct financial and information assistance to researchers implementing the projects to develop and master production of new types of science-intensive products and technologies, create and develop infrastructure to support small innovative enterprises.

Who can apply:

  • young scientists aged 18 to 28;
  • small innovative companies;
  • small enterprises engaged in the development of non-resource export-oriented products.

What can be obtained:

  • “Umnik” (Smarty) program: a grant in the amount of up to RUB 500 thousand;
  • “Start” program: financing in the amount of up to RUB 10 mn for 3 project stages;
  • “Razvitie” (Development) and “Export” programs: project financing in the amount of RUB 15 mn, subject to 50% of co-financing from equity (non-budgetary funds);
  • “Commercialization” program: a grant not exceeding RUB 15 bn, subject to 100% co-financing from equity and (or) funds raised from third parties;
  • “Cooperation” program: project financing in the amount of up to RUB 20 mn; projects to be implemented within 24 months.

Official website: fasie.ru


Russian Bank for Small and Medium Enterprises Support (SME Bank)

SME Bank implements the state program of financial support to small and medium enterprises. SME bank is fully owned by Vnesheconombank.

Who can apply:

SME, in which the total participatory interest of:

  • the Russian Federation, its constituent territories, municipal entities, community and religious organizations, charity and other foundations does not exceed 25%;
  • legal entities, which are not SMEs, or foreign legal entities does not exceed 49%.

Except for the following SMEs:

  • credit and insurance companies, including non-banking credit institutions, investment funds, non-public pension funds, professional participants of the securities market, pawnbrokers;
  • parties to production sharing agreements;
  • companies operating in the gambling industry;
  • enterprises engaging in the production and/or sales of excise goods, and in the extraction and/or sales of mineral resources (except for common commercial minerals);
  • non-residents of the Russian Federation.

What can be obtained:

  • bank lending;
  • leasing;
  • factoring;
  • microfinancing;
  • venture financing;
  • subsidies for small enterprises;
  • sureties granted by guarantee funds.

Official website: www.mspbank.ru


Centers for coordinated support of export-oriented SMEs (export centers)

Export centers are legal entities or structural units of legal entities, which form SME support infrastructure and function to provide information and analytical, consultative and organizational assistance in SMEs international business activity, stimulate attraction of investments and entry of export-oriented SMEs to international markets.

Benefits for the investor:

  • provision of information and consultative services;
  • opportunity to take part in the events organized by the center for coordinated support to export-oriented SMEs;
  • arrangement of webinars, round tables, conferences, forums, workshops, master classes and other public events devoted to export activity for SMEs;
  • assistance in arranging for export-oriented SMEs participation in international business missions.

Regulations:

  • Federal Law dated July 24, 2007, No. 209-FZ “On the development of small and medium business”;
  • Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation dated April 15, 2014, No. 316 “On the approval of the state program of the Russian Federation “Economic development and innovative economy”;
  • Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia dated March 25, 2015, “On the approval of conditions for competitive selection of constituent territories of the Russian Federation, the budgets of which are granted subsidies from the federal budget for the state support of small and medium business, including farming enterprises, and requirements to entities forming SME support infrastructure”.

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