DO-RA and Predicus Strike a Deal

February 6,  2013 Moscow – Washington.

Intersoft Eurasia JSC, a Skolkovo resident and operator
of the DO-PA project, and U.S. company Predicus have signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement.

The DO-RA is a portable peripheral measurement device for smartphones, tablet PCs and laptops that functions as a dosimeter-radiometer.  The device runs in tandem with a set of mobile applications developed by the company and titled DO-RA.Soft, available in 22 most popular languages and as free downloads for a multitude of platforms.

As of 2012, the market value of the exclusive rights to the DO-RA intangible assets was more than $200 million, according to a method for evaluating intangible assets consisting of patent rights, inventions and prototypes developed by Deloitte & Touch specifically for state corporation RUSNANO.

Predicus is a strategic management consulting company serving the technology, resource, power and environmental sectors globally. 

Under the agreement, concluded for 10 year, Predicus will assist Intersoft Eurasia in assessing, developing and implementing strategies for the DO-RA project commercialization, marketing and positioning in the markets of North and South America, South East Asia, Australia and Europe. By utilizing its extensive corporate connections, Predicus can offer the most effective strategies for promoting the DO-RA project in different markets with the goal of maximizing the market potential of the Russian innovative technologies created in collaboration with the Skolkovo Technopark.

The signing of the agreement was made possible thanks to the Skolkovo Foundation and its "Investor networking event and pitch session", the meetings between the Skolkovo residents and potential investors organized by the foundation, during which the representatives of Predicus spotted the potential of the promising DO-RA project.

As explained by Vladimir Elin, Ph.D., the head of the DO-RA project, "We have been chasing this contract for several months, starting from the first meeting with Predicus and until today's signing ceremony. This is a momentous event for our project, which demonstrates the growing interest of foreign investors in Russian innovations and inventors. We are optimistic about the future, and hope that our example will inspire other Russian inventors."

“Predicus is very proud to support Intersoft Eurasia.  We are certain that the Do-Ra will have significant interest throughout the world.  We are also very pleased to be of assistance to the Skolkovo Foundation and its mission”, said James Voss, Managing Partner of Predicus.


For more information, please contact: 

Intersoft Eurasia JSC
Julia Davydova
Tel: +7 903 156 68 38

Skolkovo Foundation press service

Roman Shcherbakov
Tel: +7 (495) 967-01-48, Ext. 2260
Fax: +7 (495) 967-01-96

Predicus LLC

Tel: +1 206 325 5490
Name:  James Voss

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About the DO-RA project:

The idea of creating the DO-RA first occurred to me on March 29, 2011, after I finished working on an article titled Our Radioactive World. Vladimir Elin's first step was to read several dosimeter and radiometer reviews on the Internet. After that, he bought a couple of domestic dosimeters and disassembled them for the purpose of closely examining their contents. And finally, he did a patent search to ensure he wasn't going to create a copycat device.  It's when doing this that he realized how original his plan was. His study of the international patent database revealed that no other device capable of successfully combining the functions of a mobile phone with that of a dosimeter-radiometer existed anywhere. To be more precise, similar devices did exist, but they were very different from the concept which was ultimately used to build the DO-RA and which later helped obtain a Russian patent for a mobile phone/smartphone-based dosimeter-radiometer.  The fact that there were no analogous devices at the time of the patent search and patent application process only underscores the originality of the DO-RA.  It's for this reason that today Vladimir Elin holds priority over other comparable devices and the right to produce the DO-RA utility model with a silicon (Si) sensor. The right of priority was issued on June 24, 2011 for Russian patent number #109625. Among other patents issued to the inventor are: a patent for the DO-RA utility model with a Geiger–Müller tube, Russian patent #124,101 of May 22, 2012, as well as multiple patents for devices and sensors of ionizing radiation made from different materials.

The DO-RA name originates from the first two letter combinations of the words dosimeter-radiometer, or DO-RA. The Russian and English spellings of the abbreviation are identical, which further improves the name recognition


About the Skolkovo Foundation

The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in September 2010 by the Russian government with an objective to accelerate transformation of Russia from a resource-intensive to an innovation-based economy. To achieve this objective the Foundation is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre composed of companies and start-ups, developing innovative technologies (currently numbering over 850), a Technopark, the Skolkovo Institute of Technology (Skoltech), a new graduate research University established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Skolkovo city, located near Moscow. Together these entities will establish a vibrant eco-system of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. 28 world’s most successful corporations, including Boeing, Cisco Systems, EADS, GE, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Siemens, Nokia, Samsung etc. have already recognized the opportunity Skolkovo presents having signed R&D partnership agreements with the Foundation.


About the Predicus

Predicus is a strategic management consulting company serving the technology, resource, power and environmental sectors globally. 

Predicus decision support delivers a level of clarity and insight to corporate management decision-making that is unique within the respective industries we serve. Going far beyond spreadsheets and traditional IRR and NPV analysis, Predicus not only reveals but also quantifies the full consequences of investment and management decisions from a more broadly informed, performance-based perspective. Equipped with advanced simulation tools, a purpose-built team of seasoned industry experts guides this unique project performance assessment process.