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The meeting of the interdepartmental working group on the development and implementation of the National technology initiative under the Government Commission on economic modernization and innovative development was chaired by the Minister of economic development Maxim Reshetnikov and the Minister of science and higher education Valery Falkov. The working group chaired by first Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Belousov reviewed new projects in the field of advanced technological developments. The choice was made in favor of the most economically promising applications, which, as Maxim Reshetnikov noted, will be able to find their buyer even at a reasonable high price.
Following the discussion, the IWG members decided to provide state support measures for 4 projects ("Gyroscope at NV centers in Almaz", "Neyri", Health Heuristics, NTI Olympiad), all of them are aimed at implementing the NTI roadmaps. Their total cost is more than 600 million rubles.
"The projects are focused on gaining positions in global markets, services with unique characteristics that ensure priority positions of Russian companies in emerging global markets. As we can see, the projects are large–scale and creative, they meet the origins of the idea of a national technological initiative to create new markets and are at the intersection of spheres and areas of life," Maxim Reshetnikov said.
He stressed that funds are allocated to support projects in the most important areas through the NTI Support Fund created by RVC, while financial support is provided only if at least 30% of extra-budgetary funding is attracted. "The specifics of working with such projects also consist in strict control of spending money. Projects are selected based on their economic prospects, and we try to choose those that are "doomed to success", the Minister said. The Minister drew attention to the fact that grants should not be allocated on a one-time basis, but from stage to stage it is necessary to monitor the development of an entrepreneur's business initiative consistently with their issuance.
As Valery Falkov emphasized, the national technology initiative is aimed at high-quality interaction between business and expert communities for large-scale technological development in our country: "We see how important it is to create, develop and support projects like those presented today. These are not just business projects, but projects based on research and development. The implementation of research results in such projects opens up a wide range of prospects for Russian companies"
Maxim Reshetnikov instructed to finalize the two more projects ("Avineiro", "MPAK – 3D Development") at the level of the Expert Council, and this should be done as soon as possible.