The document with proposals to stimulate innovation activities of big business will be submitted for consideration to the Government.
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.
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.
Text “On innovations in Russia 2016” is available at: