TECHNOLOGY

USM is one of the leading investors in the technology sector and owns stakes in a range of companies with high growth potential, from artificial intelligence solutions to digital economy projects. The group has gained international acclaim with highly profitable early-stage investments in some of the world’s most recognisable internet companies, such as Facebook, Alibaba, JD.com, Xiaomi, Zalando, Twitter, Spotify, Meituan Dianping and Flipkart. USM’s current assets include stakes in many successful businesses in the technology industry, such as Airbnb, Ola Cabs, Didi Chuxing, Uber and Wish.
THE CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN PERSPECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
  • The Centre for Research in Perspective Technologies (CRPT) was created to carry out global projects in the digital economy and forms an essential and expert technological infrastructure. The Centre has been established as a public-private partnership to create a Unified National System of digitally marking and tracking products – Chestniy Znak.
  • This enables the Russian goods and commodities market to become more transparent and creates a system guaranteeing the authenticity of the goods. CRPT develops digital code technology, and has unique technological expertise and efficient capabilities to introduce innovative technological solutions to the market, in order to provide the full cycle of the marking process and create a national catalogue of goods. The Centre now works on production localization with TrekMark, a joint venture of Swiss SICPA and the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
  • CRPT is developing the concept of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) marking to ensure the free movement of goods through the internal borders of the union and the ability to trace the movement of goods from commissioning in the territory of the EAEU to withdrawal. It will increase the tax discipline and almost completely eliminate the possibility of selling counterfeit goods on the territory of the member countries of the Union.