The plan for the implementation of scientific and technological development strategy (ISTD) of Russia in the long term may be ready in 2-3 months. Vice-President Vladimir Knyaginin informed TASS about this fact after participating in designing the Strategic Developments Centre (SDC).
"Time limits — not a very distant horizon, we are talking, of course, about months, not years. (Work) group, will likely be established in the near future, and the implementation plan (strategy for scientific and technological development — TASS note) should be prepared for two or three months," said Mr. Knyaginin.
According to him, a group that will develop the ISTD roadmap will be formed in the near future, as the Russian President Vladimir Putin during his message to the Federal Assembly said that the decree on the approval of the strategy has already been signed.
The Council on Science and Education and the Russian government must approve the content of the group members. Knyaginin suggests that it will include representatives from the Ministry of Education, Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the National Technology Initiative, and businesses and universities.
In addition, the group may include representatives of state corporations Rostec and Roskosmos because they are "one of the main subjects, spending money on R & D (Research and Development work — TASS note) in the country," added Mr. Knyaginin.
The Vice President of CSR also hopes that in the development of the implementation plan for strategy will be attended by the members of the Russian Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.
According to Mr. Knyaginin, the strategy comes into force after its publication. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Council gave the order of the strategy development of the Russian Federation scientific and technological development in the long term for Science and Education on 24 June 2015. The government of the Russian Federation and the Council for Science and Education will implement the strategy.
The strategy is designated to get technologies that will increase the share of high-tech products in GDP, lead the domestic high-end display technologies to the new markets, and increase the effectiveness of research.
The authors of the strategy outlined the priorities for the development of Russian science. Among them, the digital production technologies and new materials, the development of systems of processing large amounts of data, machine learning and artificial intelligence, the transition to environmentally friendly and resource-saving energy, and personalized medicine.
The implementation of the strategy, the work on the project of which was conducted by more than 3 thousand experts, will take place with financial support from the federal budget and extra budgetary sources. It is expected that the costs of research and developments will be gradually increased to 2% of GDP, including the proportional growth of private investment. By 2035, the volume of the latter must not be lower than the state.