RVC’s General Director Alexander Povalko becomes head of the working group within the “Digital Economy” program on research competences and technological reserves


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The first meetings of the working group in the direction "Development of Research Competencies and Technological Reserves" under the program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation" were held under the leadership of Alexander Povalko, RVC’s General Director. The working group discusses the plan of action proposed by the Competence Centers, which will be reviewed and approved by the Government Commission on the use of information technologies to improve the quality of life and business environment.

The working group will develop proposals and evaluate effectiveness of the implementation of action plans for the direction of research competence and technology reserves. The functions of competence centers in this area of the program will be fulfilled by Rostek State Corporation and Rosatom Group. Both corporations will integrate proposals received from all interested parties into the action plan.

"Up to date, the competence centers have prepared and submitted a draft action plan to the working group. The participants are reviewing the document, and as early as tomorrow morning, the statement revised with due account for the opinions of all our colleagues will be forwarded to the Government Commission,” explained Alexander Povalko, the General Director of RVC. “Members of the working group are very profound experts, and everyone is greatly involved and focused on results. There can be no doubt that the tasks set can be performed, despite the extremely tight schedule".

According to the program, the direction for the formation of research competences and technological reserves pursues the goal of creating a support system for exploratory and applied research in the field of digital economy (research infrastructure of digital platforms) that ensures technological self-sufficiency in each of the directions of end-to-end and globally competitive digital technologies as well as guarantees national security.

The direction’s objectives include the creation of an organizational mechanism to identify needs of the economy sectors in the consumption of "end-to-end" technologies as well as the formation of effective partnerships between leading scientific and educational entities and the business community in order to perform advanced research. It is also planned to create a network of digital platforms and competence centers for expert support. An incentive mechanism will be created for entities engaged in research and development and capable of becoming leaders in global markets to ensure the implementation of projects featuring high commercial potential. Leading universities and scientific organizations will provide facilities to launch post-graduate and master-level schools in each direction of end-to-end technologies. It is also planned to create support mechanisms for a top qualification expert training system.

The working group includes representatives of the leading Russian companies participating in the “Digital Economy” program (Mail.Ru Group, Yandex, 1C, MTS, Acronis, ABBYY, integrators IBS and Lanit, etc.), representatives of academic institutions (Institute for System Programming, Institute of Solid State Physics), representatives of the leading universities (Moscow State University, ITMO, The National University of Science and Technology MISiS) and others.

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