14 September 2012, Friday, 16:04

A wide-scaled international forum “Open innovations” to be held in Moscow

author: Galina Bahkshieva

The deputy chairman of Russian Government Vladislaw Surkov approved agenda and business program of the forum “Open innovations”, which would gather leading experts on innovations from all over the world in Moscow in October 31-November 3.

The site of “The Messenger of Innovational Market” reports that more than four thousand people expected to visit the forum. More than 300 leading experts on innovational development will take the floor for them. The forum is oriented to forecasting of technological trends, determination of the role of the innovational ecological system in global world processes and formation of Russian and foreign agendas of innovational development.

Thus, within the frames of the forum “Open Innovations” the Russian Economic School has already formed an international research workgroup for independent assessment of Russian institutes of development and for elaboration of recommendations on raising efficiency of their work by the order of Russian Government. Thanks to such project it will be possible to work up recommendations for “ROSNANO”, venture company “PBK”, the fund “Skolkovo”, “VNESHECONOMBANK” and other development institutes, which will be analyzed by the workgroup.

Innovational theme is under discussion in the capital of Siberia these days too. Thus, the IV international innovational forum “INTERRA-2012” is opened in Novosibirsk today, September 14, and delegation RB, headed by the Prime-Minister of Government RB Azamat Ilimbetov, takes part in its work. The main theme of the forum in Novosibirsk is “Innovations for Life”, so the innovative designs for improvement of life quality will become top priority at the forum. The key directions of the forum are: “New economics”, “A city for life”, “Territory of innovations”, “Politics and management in sphere of innovational development”.

A plenary gathering of the Council of Association of Russian innovational regions has become one of the main events of the two-day forum. Bashkortostan is one of the members of the Association.

In opinion of the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov – the chairman of the Association – formation of innovational economics is impossible with active participation of Russian regions. According to him the Association maintains active work in sphere of cluster approaches in development of national economics. Thus, according to the results of the tender on the projects for cluster development of territories, held by Russian Ministry for economic development, eight of 13 winners present the regions – members of the Association.

The news agency “Tatar Inform” reports the Association’s committee for investments selects the most promising projects and attracts both private and corporate investments, using the instruments of the stock exchange market. For example, the contracts for the sum of 30 billion rubles concerning realization of 15 projects, offered by the regions – members of the Association, are signed just with “ROSNANO”. 10 projects have already received necessary means for the sum of 22 billion rubles.

“The Association of Russian Innovational Projects is a site for realization of key tasks on innovational development of the country. The role of the Association is consolidation of efforts of Russian regions for solution of the key problems in development of science and education, for attraction of investments and development of investment projects jointly with federal institutions and for perfection of Russian legislation in this sphere” – Rustam Minnikhanov stated.