China tops patent application list again but still waits for breakthrough

For the fifth year in a row, China has topped the world’s patent application list but failed…

Russia and China to set up Tomsk Innovation Centre

Tomsk Innovation Centre: Russia and China have agreed to establish a centre of innovative cooperation in the Siberian…

Chinese get modest foothold in Boston Consulting Group innovation survey

Three Chinese companies appear in the  Boston Consulting Group’s 10th annual global survey of the 50…

Huawei to invest in UK graphene research project for ICT sector

Graphene: Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei is expected to use President Xi Jinping’s visit to the…

Cellulose ‘harder than steel’ developed by researchers in Perm

Cellulose ‘harder than steel’: Researchers  at the Perm State National Research University (PSNRU) in the West Urals…

Sustainability research chief calls for investment in Azerbaijan’s saffron industry

Azerbaijan’s saffron industry could earn  the country as much as AZN 150m (more than $ 142.6m) according  to estimates from…

Belarus plans robot technology JV with Japan and South Korea

Belarus plans robot technology JV: Belarus is planning to begin working with scientists from Japan and…

Pavlodar petrochemical plant secures KDB funding

Pavlodar petrochemical plant: KDB, the Kazakhstan Development Bank, has announced that it will put up around 25%…

New lithium sulphur battery developed by Kazakh prof

A new lithium sulphur battery developed by a professor at Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev University is said to…

Russian voluntary pension scheme under active discussion

Russian voluntary pension scheme. The Russian government is “actively discussing” the possibility of introducing voluntary pension…

Abramovic invests in StoreDot Israeli bio-electronic startup

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovic has invested $10m in the StoreDot Israeli bio-electronic startup through his Milhouse investment…

Rosneft and Moscow sign cooperation pact

Rosneft and Moscow have signed a cooperation agreement which will see the energy company join forces with some of…

Grishin invests in Orbotix

Grishin invests in Orbotix: Mail.ru founder and CEO Dmitry Grishin’s VC fund Grishin Robotics is among…

Nursultan proposes high-speed Almaty-Minsk rail link

High-speed Almaty-Minsk rail link: President Nursultan has proposed the construction of a high-speed rail link from…

National agency pledges Kazakh start-up funding

Kazakh start-up funding: Kazakhstan’s National Agency for Technological Development is to fund three new start-ups – one to…

Qiwi Universe business incubator launched

Qiwi Universe business incubator: Payment systems provider Qiwi has joined forces with Moscow State University to launch…

Kazakh scientists make crop yield breakthrough

Crop yield breakthrough: A team of Kazakh scientists has found a way of increasing the yield…

Azerbaijan high-tech start-ups to get business training support

Azerbaijan high-tech start-ups: The Azerbaijan Government has organised a series of training workshops for indigenous high-tech…

Impulse VC backs eLama.ru contextual advertising start-up

The Impulse VC investment fund has committed $800m to the eLama.ru contextual advertising start-up. The company is developing…

Tatarstan innovation ranked second in Russia

Tatarstan innovation: Tatarstan is the second most innovative region in Russia after Moscow, according to rankings…