The Innovative Projects Development Program “Idea-1000” has been held in the Republic of Tatarstan since 2006.
The founders of the Program are Technopark “Idea”, the Investment and Venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan (IVF RT) and the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE).
Only the innovative projects properly submitted for the republican contest “Fifty Best Innovative Ideas of the Republic of Tatarstan” get to participate in the competitive selection in 2 categories (Nomination "Youth Innovative Project" has been taken out from the program and has been included in the contest "50 Best Innovative Ideas for the Republic of Tatarstan"):
“Start-I”. Every year up to 30 applications are granted to carry out R&D and design and experimental work. The winners receive the parity funding in the amount of up to 2 million roubles (up to 1 million roubles from IVF RT and up to 1 million roubles from FASIE).
“Start-II”. Every year up to 10 applications are granted to carry out R&D and design-and-experimental work. Mandatory requirements of the category are an investor and a business plan. The winners receive the parity funding in the amount of up to 4 million roubles (up to 2 million roubles from IVF RT and up to 2 million roubles from FASIE).
In 2010 a new category “A Start in the Nanotechnology Domain” was included in the Program. Within this category 10 projects are to receive financing in the amount of up to 2 million roubles.
In total during 2006–2019 2705 applications were granted to participate in the Program “Idea-1000”. Over this period the Advisory Council gave financing to 575 projects with the total financing of 1070 million roubles.