Lack of interaction mechanisms between government, business and scientific community
The level of awareness among young people in the start-up environment about the availability of tools and opportunities [for business development, – Ed.] is very low. Very often there are no horizontal links between universities, the innovation environment and large companies, which should shape up the demand for innovative solutions. Instead, large companies draft their innovative strategies themselves. <...> The venture environment exists on its own, raising start-ups through grants to a certain level, and science is on its own. The task of the government is to organize such horizontal connections — Aleksey Ivanchenko, Deputy Chairman, Head of Innovation and Digital Economy, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF" .
We do not have a mechanism for interaction between entrepreneurs and the government. <...> Standard processes are underway, but should an unusual question arise, it bumps into a wall. Different authorities divert the decision-making process to each other, and as a result, entrepreneurs disconnect from interaction with the government, which they begin to view negatively — Artyom Kopylov, Director General, Agromig.
48% of our working-age population is the Y generation: people born between 1981 and 2000. There is also Z generation, born after the year 2000. Those are different types of entrepreneurs, who study and perceive information in different ways. <...> During in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs, regardless of the generation they belong to, it turned out that they do not want to study, they do not need classical education. But they are ready to take up useful knowledge that may be applied instantly — Vitaly Tarasov, Chief Executive Officer, Delovaya Sreda (Business Environment).
We do not have enough quality technoparks and associations where, with the help of the government, they can make high-tech prototypes and advance them into serial production. So that the entrepreneur engaged in this would not be concerned over the problem of interaction with the government — Pavel Lenets, Director, Sapphire.