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The final version of the National Report on innovations presented at the Gaidar Forum

13.01.2017
The final version of the National Report on innovations presented at the Gaidar Forum

The document with proposals to stimulate innovation activities of big business will be submitted for consideration to the Government.

RVK_innovation_2016_v-1.jpg On 13 January 2017 at the Gaidar Forum "Russia and the World: Choice of Priorities" was presented the final version of the national report on innovation, jointly prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, Open Government and RVC.

Document prepared for introduction by the Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. As a result, it is planned to establish a list of instructions to the ministries and institutions responsible for the implementation of the key measures contained in the report.

The main topic of the document is to create mechanisms to involve big business in the innovative development of Russia. According to the report, today only demand from large corporations can become a driver of development and introduction of new technologies, and increase venture capital investments and inventive activity. For Russia, where big business in GDP is much higher than in comparable countries, corporations' involvement in the innovation process becomes a critical factor.

"If we want to carry out a qualitative change in our innovation ecosystem, we must first pay attention to the big companies that make up the backbone of the economy. Surely, it is necessary to strengthen the role of the state at this point. It is the state who should take on a task of strategic goal-setting for large companies", said the State Secretary — Deputy Minister of Economic Development Oleg Fomichev.

Currently, large business in Russia shows low innovation activity. In a number of sectors, the level of R & D expenditures and the number of registered patents is significantly lower than those of foreign companies, and the average citation of patents is close to zero.

The report proposed a set of priority actions that will eliminate barriers for the development of innovations in Russian corporations. These include the establishment of a long-term incentive for managers of large businesses, creating conditions for the development of innovative suppliers and regulatory incentives.

Another significant problem is the open-innovation cycle in Russia — said Deputy General Director and Program Director of RVC Evgeny Kuznetsov: "Active development of new technologies and start-ups does not lead to their scaling internally. A large number of high-quality care products from Russia, are integrated into the global innovation hubs and are seeking investment in overseas markets. At the same time, Russia's large companies are forced to buy the same products in the West because of the inability to work on their own projects. This situation has to be dealt with."

Text “On innovations in Russia 2016” is available at:
http://www.rvc.ru/upload/iblock/b6d/RVK_innovation_2016_v.pdf



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