АО "Национальное агентство по развитию инноваций "QazInnovations"

Grant Funding Council– a body created based on the experience of the World Bank and operating under the “National Agency for the development of Innovations “QazInnovations” JSC to finance and support innovative projects.

The creation of the council is a new practice in the selection procedure; previously, a temporary commission, consisting of civil servants, representatives of public organizations, and some experts, acted during the selection.

The newly created Council consists of market experts with experience in investing in innovative projects and industry experts with many years of experience in the commercialization of high technology projects.

It will operate continuously to evaluate the performance and mentor grantees and protect their interests.

The Board covers 8 of the 10 priority technologies and therefore has independent experts in all areas for technical advice.

Bakkulov Marat Satybaldievich

Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of AVZ LLP, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Legal Entities “Union of Processing Industry”, member of the working group for the development of the Draft Law “On Standardization”. He is a member of the NSC in the direction of “Engineering and Energy”, as well as the Chairman of the Commission of the Republican Competition “Rationalizer.kz”. Chairman of the public association “Kaizen Board of Kazakhstan”.

In 1997 he graduated from the Postgraduate School with a degree in Research Engineer at the Kazakh State Academy of Architecture and Construction.

It is noteworthy that he is one of the successful recipients of the grant, who has gone from blueprints to an international export-oriented company.

 

Expert in the field: Manufacturing and electronic industry.

Doroshenko Alexander Viktorovich

Founder of the Waste Valley project aimed at transforming the city of Karaganda into an IT capital. Expert in the field of information and communication technologies, including new financial technologies. President of the Information Technology Development Association of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Winner of the “KZ start” and “Kazakhstan go global” competitions that have passed acceleration in the USA and Singapore.

He invested in such projects as: bilsendiazamat.kz, cvetogis.kz, zhibek.kz, it-accel.ru, etc. At the moment, he is the Development Director of Wooppay LLP.

 

Expert in the field: FinTech.

Igor Pir

He has 20 years of experience in the industry, most of which are in senior positions. He has over 7 years of investment experience. Member of the Board of the Israel Entrepreneurs Association. Implemented programs to nurture projects in Ukraine and Azerbaijan.

In 2006 he graduated with an MBA from NY Polytechnic University, USA. He is a Master of Science in Physics. Founder and Managing Director of the program for startups in the field of innovative technologies “Startup Mastery” Israel.

 

Expert in the field: ICT, including elements of Industry 4.0.

Omarov Kurmangazy Kuralovich

He has 13 years of experience in the commercialization of science. For the first time, he introduced to Kazakhstan a system of competitive grants for the introduction of new technologies within the framework of the project of the World Bank and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Carries out work on the support of 45 projects for the commercialization of the results of scientific and scientific-technical activities of “Science Fund” JSC. Member of the Alliance of Technology Commercialization Professionals.

Candidate of Technical Sciences, specialty “Processes and apparatuses of food production”. At the moment, he is the Director of the Project Directorate of the “Science Fund” JSC of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Expert in the field: Biotechnology and environmentally friendly technologies (Greentech).

Seifullin Anuar Mukatovich

He has more than 8 years of experience in working with investments in the framework of acceleration programs. Co-founder of QazAngels business angels club. Co-Founder, Board Member and Vice President of Investments at Alliance of Technology Commercialization Professionals. He has experience as a General Partner in the Quest Ventures international venture fund. Advised more than 40 technology companies funded through a joint program of the World Bank and the Ministry of Education and Science.

Master of Finance from Warwick Business School, UK.

Expert in the field: ICT, FinTech.

Makarov Sergey Evgenievich

He has 25 years of experience in project management, running his own businesses, and working in large manufacturing companies.

Since 2004, he has been involved in the commercialization of technologies for more than 40 projects and invested in more than 20 start-ups.

In 1993 he graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute with a degree in Engineer-Physicist. He studied at the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation and has an MBA degree (in innovation management).

Expert in the field of mechanical engineering, agricultural technology, and medical technology.

Shakenova Anel Orazalievna.

He has experience in launching his projects and investing in IT projects.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the subsidiary of the Development Bank of Kazakhstan “DBK Leasing” and a member of the Association of Independent Directors “Kazakhstan National Directors Association”.

In 1999 she graduated from the Kazakh State Academy of Management (Narxoz) with a degree in Banking, and has an MBA-Master of Business Administration degree from the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Forecasting under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KIMEP).

Expert in the field: FinTech

Pay attention!

– The applicant is not entitled to conduct oral, written, or telephone conversations with members of the Grant Funding Council (hereinafter referred to as the Council) and contact them in other ways regarding the proposed project for an innovative grant. This action of the applicant will be regarded as an attempt to influence the decision of the Council to provide an innovation grant. The confirmed fact of such an action by the applicant will lead to the withdrawal from consideration of the project and its inclusion in the register of unscrupulous participants, posted on the website of the “National Agency for the development of Innovations “QazInnovations” JSC.

– It is allowed to involve a member of the Council as an investor in the declared project. In this case, the Council member must immediately notify NARI JSC of the conflict of interest that has arisen and withdraw from participating in the consideration of the application, conducting an examination of the draft application, and making decisions on granting or refusing to provide an innovative grant, for which a conflict of interest has arisen.

– In all other cases, Council members are required to inform the Authorized Body and “National Agency for the development of Innovations “QazInnovations” JSC in writing about any situation of actual or potential conflict of interest that affects its ability to act in the interests of the Authorized Body and the Company and withdraw from further participation in the consideration of the application for which a conflict of interest has arisen.

For the purposes of transparent and fair competition, we remind you that the “National Agency for the development of Innovations “QazInnovations” JSC systematically and constantly conducts clarifications in open areas. Also, based on the results of the pilot competition, it is planned to hold a meeting with members of the Council to receive general feedback from the applicants.

REGULATIONS ON THE COUNCIL FOR GRANT FINANCING UNDER "National Agency for the development of Innovations "QazInnovations" JSC.

Publication date                                            15.06.2022