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.