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Innovative Collaboration in the CIS
8 June 2019
10:00—11:15
KEY CONCLUSIONS
The CIS features everything necessary to bolster innovative cooperation

It is paramount for the CIS countries to form contemporary long-term agenda in scientific and innovative cooperation. <…> Governments [of the CIS countries, – Ed.] have adopted an innovative cooperation programme until the year 2020. <…> Its main goals are increasing competitiveness and reaching technological leadership in certain areas — Eleonora Mitrofanova, Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation.

The CIS countries share a unique system of scientific activity and innovative development coordination. <…> The countries managed to agree what are they going to do and what goals will they set for innovative industries — Sergey Malenko, Authorized Representative of Commissioner and Coordinator of the Interstate Programme for Innovative Cooperation between the CIS Countries up to 2020.

Innovative cooperation is the foundation of socio-economic development

With time, the structure and the spectrum of competences changed dramatically. We [Transnistria, – Ed.] as a small region are very urgently interested in the presence of certain competences in our innovative development. Here, the joint system of innovative cooperation is the only thing we can hope for — Sergey Obolonik, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.

Today, as we are switching to the new technological regimen that encompasses the scientific developments of the entire country, we are faced with the necessity to integrate into the global innovative system. It is a prerequisiste for innovative development of any economy, since the latter is not possible without open interaction and communication between countries — Gevorg Vardanyan, Director, National Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Chairman, Interstate Coordinating Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI).

Joint work, circulation of ideas, opportunities, professionals in science, education projects – this is what creates the possibilities for additional growth today. We are talking about the CIS right now, but I would expand it further and include all Russian-speaking science professionals — Stanislav Korolev, Deputy Secretary General, International Union Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.

It is no secret that a global ecosystem is changing rapidly. Each of the developing countries has to resolve its own economic tasks. The foundation for this development is the innovative ecosystem. There is no country in the world today that could develop on its own, so we need to work with other ecosystems through some global formats or unions — Marat Kapelyushnik, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Astelion.

ISSUES
Lack of coordination between innovative development programmes in the CIS

Serious obstacles in the way of the programme are poor interaction within the programme and underdeveloped infrastructure. Innovative cooperation programme for the CIS countries can provide the possibility for the participants to cooperate for real, yet currently most programmes operate independently of each other — Gevorg Vardanyan, Director, National Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Chairman, Interstate Coordinating Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI).

Lately, Russia aims to create cooperation mechanisms within the CIS countries to cooperate on innovation. The results so far have been limited — Gevorg Vardanyan, Director, National Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Chairman, Interstate Coordinating Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI).

Creating a unified space for dialogue is the biggest problem that innovative development faces — Stanislav Korolev, Deputy Secretary General, International Union Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.

Insufficient funds

We are well aware that financing intercountry projects is an issue. Right now, only Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan have allocated funds for such programmes — Eleonora Mitrofanova, Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation.

The majority of the CIS partners, Armenia included, receive limited support for R&D or innovation. The programme requires significant funding — Gevorg Vardanyan, Director, National Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Chairman, Interstate Coordinating Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI).

SOLUTIONS
Joint education projects

Education is key to all innovative work. We believe this education should start early. <…> Experts today talk about join education projects that aim to renew approaches to schooling — Eleonora Mitrofanova, Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation.

Coordinated innovative policy and joint technology usage

I suppose we should make a decision that Intergovernmental council on innovation should coordinate all intercountry industrial councils on innovation — Sergey Ivanov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee - Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States .

We need to coordinate innovative policy that includes, for instance, coordination of national innovative programmes. This will allow the creation of intercountry innovate space. <…> A space like that will let every participating state use technological and innovative potential of all the CIS countries, will provide access to the scientific and innovative product market, and will provide the possibility to create a unified market for high-tech goods and services — Gevorg Vardanyan, Director, National Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Chairman, Interstate Coordinating Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI).

Innovative training

It would be delightful to see university science join this work. We could use innovative projects to train students so that they can get jobs here after graduation, not go looking abroad — Sergey Ivanov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee - Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States .

One of the key development tracks for the intercountry programme is the training required to implement this innovative development — Gevorg Vardanyan, Director, National Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Chairman, Interstate Coordinating Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI).

There is a feeling that by 2024 an average of 10 thousand robots should join the workforce. It means 1–3 thousand professionals should build them and service them, act as integrators. Where are they going to come from? — Aleksei Iuzhakov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Promobot.

Invovling business in the innovative development programmes

There are formats where we could involve big business that is interested in this. They could bring additional funding — Marat Kapelyushnik, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Astelion.

We got things to share. We would love to be a part of such programmes [like the innovative cooperation programme for the CIS countries, – Ed.] — Aleksei Iuzhakov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Promobot.

Expanding partnership beyond the CIS

We have no right to limit our innovative potential just to the CIS. There are many of us. We all have various geopolitical and geoeconomic situations, yet attracting outside professionals, funds, or projects to develop out community is in fact improving our competitive environment — Sergey Malenko, Authorized Representative of Commissioner and Coordinator of the Interstate Programme for Innovative Cooperation between the CIS Countries up to 2020.

I would recommend attracting other countries outside of the CIS — Marat Kapelyushnik, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Astelion.

The material was prepared by the Russian news agency TASS