The Agency for Strategic Initiatives Go Global strategic initiative Coordination Council held its kick-off meeting in Moscow under the chairmanship of Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Digital and Technological Development and Director of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects Dmitry Peskov. The meeting focused on the organization of systemic support for promoting Russias best projects, practices, and initiatives internationally. The meeting was attended by the Director of the Office of International Relations of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects and Executive Secretary of the Coordination Council Anton Moskalenkov, Senior Vice President for Innovation of the Skolkovo Foundation Kirill Kaem, CEO of the Roscongress Foundation Alexander Stuglev, Director General of the Moscow Export Center Kirill Ilyichev, and Director General of the Union of Young Professionals Robert Urazov among others.
«By taking advantage of the capabilities and resources of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and partner organizations, as well as interested federal executive bodies and development institutions, we can offer targeted support to advanced projects and initiatives and aid in promoting them internationally,» Peskov emphasized.
The kick-off meeting of the Coordination Council discussed and coordinated formats for interaction between initiative participants, areas of activity, and a long-term work plan. In January, representatives of the Council will hold a series of consultations with project leaders aimed at identifying business needs and assessing the possibility of promoting projects and practices.
«The Agency for Strategic Initiatives Go Global initiative makes it possible for us to coordinate the activities of leading development institutions in order to help Russian companies enter the international market. Activities of this kind contribute to strengthening the status of the Russian Federation as a leading technological power and to build international strategic partnerships so that we might jointly develop responses to global challenges. Companies chosen will receive expert support and will be represented at leading international business sites, both in Russia and abroad», Roscongress Foundation CEO Alexander Stuglev said. He also suggested creating a «Go Global Programme Media Strategy» track and expressed a readiness to undertake its development: «A large number of events are held in Russia annually, but we have yet to develop a common information strategy for the Russian media space and the international market. A combined effort in this area will significantly strengthen our presence in the media and will allow us to more effectively build communications to achieve our goals».
Head of the Rossotrudnichestvo CIS Affairs Department Sergey Malenko drew attention to the importance of the «Language of Communication» track and the difficulties of interlanguage communication that experts encounter when promoting projects on the international market.
Managing Director for International Development at Russian Export Center JSC Anna Belyaeva emphasized the importance of carrying out analytical studies in order to identify demand in regions that companies are looking at and search for potential partners already working in these areas.
The Agency for Strategic Initiatives Go Global service consists of four operational activity tracks: «Projects», «Affiliate Network», «International Promotion», and «Global Ideas».
As part of the «Projects» track, an expanded list will be compiled of up to 30 companies for possible promotion, with at least 10 projects to be selected on the basis of an assessment of their degree of readiness to go global. The «Projects» operational activity track will make use of the tools available to strategic partners of the Go Global initiative to promote Russian projects in global regions with markets that can forecast significant demand.
The following areas of activity have been earmarked as part of the «Affiliate Network» track: the development of an international network of «Boiling Point» collective work spaces, the creation of an international partner expert network, the development of strategic partnerships with foreign universities, and the development of an internal Russian regional partner network in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation to find and subsequently promote promising regional projects, practices, and initiatives internationally.
As part of the «International Promotion» track, ratings and competitions will be monitored in various fields in which Russian projects, practices, and initiatives could be competitive, and high-quality Russian cases will be analyzed and selected for the purpose of positioning them in international ratings and competitions.
The «Global Ideas» track will focus on ensuring equal participation on the part of the Russian Federation in determining the rules and standards for the new economy, the desired global image of the future, and the global agenda for creating a conceptual framework for all activities aimed at promoting the countrys national interests.