RUSNANO Group (Russian: Роснано) is a Russian innovation development institution created in the frame of Presidential Initiative termed "Strategy for Development of Nanotechnology Industry". The RUSNANO Group's mission is to create a competitive nanotechnology-based hi-tech industry in Russia. RUSNANO invests directly and through indirect funds into all major knowledge-based areas where nanotechnology is widely implemented: electronics, optics, telecom, classic and renewable energy, healthcare and biotechnology, materials and metallurgy, engineering and chemistry.

TypeJoint-stock company[1]
FoundedMoscow, Russia (2007 (2007))
Key people
Anatoly Chubais
(Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, 2011 - 2020) Sergey Kulikov
(CEO, from December 2020)
Revenue$25.9 million[2] (2017)
$187 million[3] (2018)
-$91 million[2] (2017)
Total assets$2.89 billion[2] (2017)
Total equity$1.63 billion[2] (2017)
Number of employees
470 (2010)[4]

History and structureEdit

The Group was founded in 2011 by reorganizing Russian Corporation of Nanotechnology,[5] and currently comprises RUSNANO JSC, RUSNANO Management Company LLC and a non-profit Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP).

  • RUSNANO JSC is a holder of Group's assets and is governed by the Board of Directors[6] appointed by Russian Government.
  • RUSNANO Management Company that was created in 2013,[7] is managing all JSC RUSNANO's assets, leading business development and investment activities. RUSNANO Management Company is governed by the Executive Board and Board of Directors.[8]
  • Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP)[9] was founded in 2013 as a non-profit organization managing various projects targeting creation of innovative nanotechnology-related ecosystem in Russia. All non-profit activities aimed at development of innovative Nano-industry ecosystem were segregated from business units to develop governance and structure of the Group.

These separate legal entities work together on increasing competitiveness and effectiveness of Russian companies in nanotechnology-related industrial fields.

Current structure of RUSNANO Group is presented below

RUSNANO Management CompanyEdit

RUSNANO Management Company is a leading Russian private equity investor in technology-enabled businesses. RUSNANO Management Company is a spin-off of the largest Russian sovereign high-tech fund RUSNANO JSC, a part of the RUSNANO GROUP, and was created in 2013 to separate ownership and management of RUSNANO JSC assets.

Assets Under Management (AUM)

RUSNANO Management Company started in 2013 with combined value of assets under management at ~$3 billion and 107 tech portfolio companies, operating in Russia, US, Western Europe, and Israel. Currently RUSNANO Management Company AUM exceed $4 billion, as of December 31, 2018.[10]

Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

The company manages 8 Growth Capital and Venture Capital Funds and raised over $1,5 billion from Russian and international private and governmental investors with leverage ratio 1:3 from RUSNANO JSC to third-party investors, respectively. These funds are highly diversified by stage, sector, and geography diversifying risks and potentially creating additional value for investors.

Fund[11] Target size Vintage Strategy Geography Status
CIRTech Venture Fund USD 160 M 2016 Investing in innovative Israeli venture firms Israel, Russia,
Investment period
Rusnano Sistema Sicar USD 100 M 2016 Investing in venture and growing projects
in microelectronics, clean tech, energy efficiency
and robotics
Global focus with
localization in Russia
Investment period
Rusnano SINTEZ RUR 21 BN 2018 Investing in venture and growing projects
in chemistry and petrol-chemistry
Russia Investment period
Wind Energy Development
Investment Fund
RUR 30 BN 2017 Investing in wind energy and other
renewable energy projects
Russia Investment period
First Ecological Fund RUR 21 BN 2017 Investing in construction and modernization of thermal
neutralization and processing companies for municipal waste
Russia Investment period
Far Eastern High
Technologies Fund
RUR 10 BN 2018 Hi-tech investments in Far East Russia Investment period
Growth fund
USD 25 M 2016 Investing in growing projects in
nanotechnology-based materials
Global focus with
localization in Russia
Investment period

Investment Strategy

RUSNANO Management Company invests in projects with high potential in the real economy sector in Russia and abroad with subsequent expansion to Russia (technology transfer to Russia/creation of manufacturing site and/or R&D center) or Russian technology transfer to foreign companies. Basing on significant investment experience and advanced technical expertise RUSNANO Management Company acquires equity in innovative ventures and growth-oriented companies with scalable business models and significant growth potential.

The following hi-tech fields are of primary interest to RUSNANO Management Company:

Notable Portfolio Companies

New Materials:

  • OCSiAl is the first Russian Unicorn, listed on Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard with a $1 billion valuation.[12] The company's core product is TUBALL, high-purity graphene nanotubes that can be used as a universal additive for a wide range of materials.
  • Monocrystal PLC[13] is the leader in the world market of synthetic sapphires used in light emitting diodes, smartphones, tablet PCs and smart watches, for glasses of cameras, sensors of fingerprints as well as displays.[14]

Renewable Energy:

  • RUSNANO, together with the Finnish public power company Fortum on a matching funds basis, created the Wind Energy Development Fund (WEDF), with a legal status of an investment partnership, and capital of $520 million. Ninety percent of Fund's investments are aimed at construction of wind parks in Russia and in projects for localizing production of wind power equipment.
  • Hevel Solar[15] is one of RUSNANO's portfolio companies in renewable energy sector. In 2009, RUSNANO invested nearly $400 million in the company. Now Hevel markets itself as Russian largest integrated solar energy company. Its key activities are focused on manufacturing of solar modules, construction, and operation of solar power plants and research in the field of solar energy.[16]

Nanostructured Coatings:

  • Novomet Group[17] is recognized as a leader in production of oil-submersible equipment, which is highly reliable and is intended for use in challenging conditions. Novomet's pumps owe their competitive advantage to their nanocoating—the result of the use of powder metallurgy technology.[18]


  • The national network of nuclear medicine, PET-Technology, founded 11 operational diagnostic PET/CT centers in the regions of central Russia. PET-Technology network has a 50% share of the Russian PET/CT diagnostic market and is a leader in providing diagnostic services among private players.[19]


RUSNANO Management Company has solid expertise in growth and venture capital investments. Anatoly Chubais is the CEO of RUSNANO Management Company.

In early 2019 Russian government extended the power of RUSNANO Management Company to manage the assets of RUSNANO JSC for a new 10-year term.


RUSNANO headquarters is located in Moscow (Russia), with additional US and Israeli sub-offices.


RUSNANO JSC is the major backbone of RUSNANO Group, is part of Russian system of developmental institutions (institutional innovation pipeline). The company was established in 2011 during reorganization of Russian Corporation of Nanotechnology.[5] RUSNANO JSC main objective is to becoming a global Russian technology investor specializing in investment in competitive Russian and foreign companies implementing promising nanotechnology-based innovations in various fields.[20]

Development role

By late 2018, over a 100 portfolio companies including 97 high-tech enterprises have been put into action in the real sector of Russian economy, leading to creation of approximately 39 000 jobs in various high-tech fields. Moreover, RUSNANO's portfolio companies have contributed 132 billion rubles to Russian budget. These payments have already exceeded initial investments made by the Russian government to create the RUSNANO Group.[21]

RUSNANO portfolio companies invested 42,5 billion rubles into R&D. Over the years, around 6000 inventions, prototypes, IPs and trademarks were created by RUSNANO-funded companies.[22]

Financial results

Based on the consolidated financial statements of RUSNANO, based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in 2018, the company generated a record net profit of 5,6 billion rubles[21][22] which was achieved due to an increase of 14,9 billion rubles in the fair value of the investment portfolio, almost two times greater than in 2017.[23]

RUSNANO's total assets by the end of 2018 amounted to 185,5 billion rubles, which represents 17,1 billion rubles increase compared to 2017.[24]

Governing Bodies

JSC RUSNANO is governed by the Board of Directors[6] appointed by Russian Government. JSC RUSNANO's Board of Directors appoints Science and Technology Council[25] carrying out preliminary assessment of projects and providing recommendations on their financing by RUSNANO, and reviewing reports on supported portfolio projects. RUSNANO's Strategic Committee is also appointed by the Board of Directors. RUSNANO Management Company is managing all JSC RUSNANO's assets.

Fund for Infrastructure and Educational ProgramsEdit

Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP) is a non-profit arm of RUSNANO Group managing various projects targeting creation of innovative nanotechnology-related ecosystem in Russia. FIEP is governed by a Supervisory Board,[26] the supreme collegial body determining strategical goals and budgeting and the Executive Board responsible for program management and daily activities of the Fund. FIEP is operating in the number of important areas, such as education, R&D, infrastructure and promotional activities.

FIEP organizes the international RUSNANOPRIZE award. Established in 2009, it is awarded annually for the best nanotechnology developments implemented in mass production in one of four directions: “Nanomaterials and Surface Modification”, “Medicine, Pharmacology and Biotechnology”, “Optics and Electronics”, “Energy Efficiency and Green Technologies”.[27]


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