27 September 2011, Tuesday, 17:45

Rustem Khamitov met participants of youth forum “INNOVA”

author: Olga Murtazina

The youth innovational forum “INNOVA” is held in Ufa these days. Students from Republican institutes, young scientists and businessmen present 78 projects in various spheres of industry, ecology and education. According to information of the Russian Young Scientists Union’s regional division seven techno-parks, three business-incubators, two centers for technology transfer, the center for industrial sub-contracting and the center for cluster development work on the territory of the Republic and the aggregate innovational product of the Republic amounts to more than 1,5 billion USD.

The President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov was meeting the participants of “INNOVA” in the Congress-Hall today.

“The country is working over the problem N1 today – deep and qualitative modernization of Russian economics” – the President of Bashkortostan said – “The Republic possesses a good manpower resources: about seven thousand specialists work in the sphere of science, but we need several times more people for inculcation of innovational designs in production. Unfortunately, we’ve already lost our leading positions in production of computers and other science-intensive consumer equipment. Very poor internal demand witnesses that others don’t believe that we are able to manufacture good quality products. We are loosing in finish, in the ease of use and even in packaging. Low activity of the investors also proves that. It is considered that it is easier to buy ready-made product from aside than investing money and spending one’s time for making the homemade product. Investor has to be a patriot. Otherwise foreigners can buy his company and he will possibly have money but won’t be able to develop his business” – Rustem Khamitov mentioned.