TOMSK, May 30 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk universities and academic institutions carried out research
and development (R&D) work in 2018 for more than 8 billion rubles; the
Tomsk region is the first in Siberia in terms of the share of domestic
expenditures on R&D, the governor Sergei Zhvachkin reported during the
annual report to the Legislative Duma of the Tomsk region on Thursday.
Earlier it was reported that in 2018 the Tomsk and
Novosibirsk regions were selected as pilot regions for the implementation of
the strategy for scientific and technological development (SSTD) of Russia. The
STD strategy of Russia was approved by the Russian President Vladimir Putin on
December 1, 2016. It is directed to formation of a modern control system in the
field of science, technologies and innovations, ensuring innovative appeal of
the sphere of research and development.
"In 2018, our (Tomsk) universities and academic
institutions carried out research and development work for more than 8 billion
(rubles). And the share of domestic expenditures on research and development in
gross regional product is almost 2.5% According to this indicator we are the
first in Siberia and the sixth in the Russian Federation", – Zhvachkin said.
According to the governor, the priority task of the
Tomsk region within the framework of the strategy for scientific and
technological development – is building of new formats of work with large
businesses in the field of research and development.
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"For the staffing of such projects we opened
“School of key researchers”. And for informative meaning we created a
cross-industrial center for joint technological developments. We conducted
U-NOVUS in a new key: now it is a forum of new solutions, which takes place in
the format not of discussions, but project sessions, workshops. Participants of
a forum solve the real technological problems, and this is our know-how",
– the governor emphasized.
Earlier it was also reported that U-NOVUS-2019 was
held in Tomsk on May 15 - 17. It was attended by representatives of industrial
enterprises, innovative business, universities and academic institutions.
Within the framework of the forum took place 14 workshops, the participants of
which solved tasks in the field of digital health care, precision farming,
industrial Internet of things, artificial intelligence, 5G communication,
neurotechnologies, and the "smart city".
About the "Science" national
Currently the "Science" national project is
being implemented in the Russian Federation. Its key goals - are to ensure the
presence of the Russian Federation among the five leading countries of the
world engaged in research and development in areas defined by the priorities of
the scientific and technological revolution, ensuring the attractiveness of
work in the Russian Federation for leading Russian and foreign scientists,
increasing domestic spending on research and development.
It includes three projects: "Development of
scientific and scientific-industrial cooperation", "Development of
advanced infrastructure for research and development in the Russian
Federation" and "Development of human resources in the field of
research and development".