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TABLE 1 Small Innovative Companies in Zarechny

Company

Founded

Type

Founders

Maxi-mum Staff

Present Condition

Uralconversion

1992

SC

22 entities (research institutes, design bureaus, Zarechny City Administration)

27

Liquidated

Zarechny Technopolis Development Fund

1993

SC

Entities including Zarechny City Administration and private individuals

11

Consulting activity, regional development company

Agropark

1993

CC

Entities including Zarechny Technopolis Development Fund

21

Liquidated

Technopark

1993

CC

Entities including Zarechny Technopolis Development Fund

17

Offers support infrastructure for small business in Zarechny

PGS

1993

CC

Individuals and entities including Technopark

7

Monopolist in the Ural-Siberian region

Ekorad

1992

CC

Individuals

5

Liquidated

NOTE: Enterprise types are listed as SC for Stock Company or CC for Closed Stock Company.

Administration, a Yekaterinburg bank, and the Beloyarsk Atomic Power Plant.

Uralconversion essentially worked on providing engineering support for several projects involving research and development for scientific products. The main such project involved developing, creating, and implementing “clean room” technology for the radioelectronics industry. Having received this major work order, the enterprise as prime contractor distributed subcontract orders to enterprises and institutions, with top priority in this subcontracting process going to the entities that were its founders. Preparatory work on the project was completed successfully; however, at that time the Ministry of the Electrical Industry found that it had exhausted its resources for continuing the work. The project was left uncompleted. No new projects were found to provide work for the enterprise's staff. With the onset of the Russian economic crisis and the total



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