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October 21, 2011 – Deputy Minister Oleg Fomichev delivered a speech at the first meeting of the Club of Directors on Innovations at Moscow School of Management Skolkovo

21.10.11

Digest of messages of information agencies on the results of the speech made by Deputy Minister Oleg Fomichev at the first meeting of the Club of Directors on Innovations at Moscow School of Management Skolkovo

Moscow, October 21, 2011


In February 2012 the Ministry of Economic Development will initiate inspection of implementation of innovative programs by state companies.

Moscow. October 21. INTERFAX – In February 2012 the Ministry of Economic Development will begin inspection of implementation of innovative programs by the state companies, Oleg Fomichev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development announced at the first meeting of the Club of Directors on Innovations at Moscow School of Management Skolkovo on Friday.

“Starting from February we will inquire the information on the process of implementation of innovative programs. We have to follow rather a tough schedule – there is a commission of the President of the Russian Federation to present a comprehensive report on implementation of the programs on innovative development",- the Deputy Minister said.

О.Fomichev have mentioned that this year the innovative development programs were accepted by all 46 companies with state participation that were recommended to do so by the government. According to the Deputy Minister these companies account for 20% of the country’s GDP and if they manage to implement their programs it will drastically change the situation on innovations for the economy as a whole.

The Deputy Minister also said that according to the programs of innovative development of these 46 companies a total volume of investments into innovations in the amount of 700 bln rubles (including 230 bln rubles for R&D purposes) is provided just in 2011 with increase up to 1.5 trillions rubles by the year 2013 (including 440 bln rubles for R&D purposes). Herewith the Deputy Minister stated that these programs were prepared at the beginning of the year when the budget for the next three years was not yet approved thus the figures appeared to be somewhat overrated.

Fomichev explained that almost half of 46 companies belong to the strategic sectors, and their financing including financing of the innovation programs is ensured through federal purpose-oriented programs, that is federal budget.

According to the Deputy Minister not all the requests for financing that were made at the beginning of the year were satisfied, thus the companies will need to complete their programs by the end of the year basing on the approved parameters of the federal budget and "to moderate the ambitious plans but hopefully not too much".

Fomichev also announced that final coordination of innovative development strategy for the period up to the year 2020 is coming to an end. He reminded that the strategy was approved at the government meeting that took place in September and “we hope that in the nearest future the strategy will be officially approved by signing the respective decree of the government”.

According to the Deputy Minister One of the key strategy targets is to increase the share of manufacturing enterprises implementing technical innovations up to 40 – 50% by 2020 from 9.3% in 2010. Herewith O.Fomichev mentioned that at present this indicator already varies from 40% to 80% in the developed countries.

Starting from February 2012 the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation will control implementation of innovative programs by the state companies.

SKOLKOVO, October 21 –Russian Information Agency novosti. Starting from February 2012 the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation will control implementation of innovative programs by the state companies, announced Deputy Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation Oleg Fomichev at the first meeting of the Club of Directors on Innovations.

According to Oleg Fomichev, at present 46 companies with state participation producing about 20% of GDP have introduced their innovation programs. According to the companies plans in 2011 the investments into innovations shall make up to 700 billions rubles, 230 billions of which are intended for R&D. By 2013 the volume of investments for innovation programs is to be increased up to 1.5 trillion of rubles, 440 billions of which are intended to be invested in R&D.

According to his words, in the course of programs development many companies especially those working in the strategic areas assumed that the major part of assets for R&D would be financed from federal purpose-oriented programs that is from the budget. Now that the budget is approved the companies will have to adapt their programs to its new parameters. Thus according to O.Fomichev it is necessary to implement a rigid monitoring system to demand from the companies implementation of those parameters that they have put into their programs of innovative development or suggest them address the government to adjust the stated indicators.

“Since February we will start inquiring information as the schedule is rather rigid and we have a commission by the President of the Russian Federation to account for the programs of innovative development by March 1”, O.Fomichev said.

As for the strategy “Innovative Russia 2020” developed by the Ministry for Economic Development, the document shall be approved by the government in the next couple of days and formalized by the respective decrees according to O.Fomichev. The increase of manufacturing enterprises share implementing technological innovations up to 40-50% by 2020 from 9.3% in 2010, the growth of export ratio of high-technology products at the world market up to 2% in 2020 from 0.35% in 2008 belong to the key strategy targets. According to expectations the gross value added of the innovative sector of GDP shall increase up to 17-18% in 2020 year from 12.7% in 2009. The share of innovative products in the total amount of industrial products shall increase up to 25-35% in 2020 from 4.9% in 2010. Inside expenses for research and development programs shall increase up to 2-3% of GDP in 2020 from 1.3% in 2010, herewith the share of private share shall account for more than a half of those expenses. The strategy developers expect the increase of the number of publications of Russian scientists in scientific magazines including abroad, and the number of patents that will be registered by the companies and physical entities abroad (EU, USA and Japan) shall increase up to 2.5-3 thousands by 2020 from 63 in 2009.

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