The state will support domestic companies from the VR- and AR- industry

The state will support domestic companies from the VR- and AR- industry

Companies developing and working with augmented and virtual reality technologies can receive state support in the form of grants.
The grants will be issued within the package of measures to support IT-industry. Grants will be approved by the Presidium of the Government Commission on Digital Development.
Moreover, the amount of grant support is unknown, Izvestia reports referring to the Ministry of Digital Development.The Russian market of VR- and AR-technologies may fall by 30-40%, says Oleg Rudzeit, the expert of the competence center of the National technological initiative \"Neuro technologies, virtual and augmented reality technologies\" based at FEFU.
The reason for such decrease is difficulties with equipment imports.
\"VR- and AR-technologies can be part of the solutions applying for grant support, the solutions themselves should correspond to one of the priorities, including the most demanded classes of software\".MinitsifraSince March 2022, the Russian government gradually introduces relaxations for representatives of the IT-sphere.
For example, it will be easier for foreign IT-specialists to get a residence permit in Russia.
Also for IT-specialists will be available preferential mortgage at 5%.
In addition, IT-specialists can get a deferment from the army.
Prior to May 1, IT-companies announced that they wished to get a deferment of employees.
Decisions to grant deferments will be made after June 1.

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