The future belongs to the economies capable of effectively and technologically transforming scientific and entrepreneurial ideas into industrial prototypes that then make it into markets. Nurturing and advancing promising viable ideas; shaping innovative, cutting-edge industries that can quickly translate an idea into an industrial prototype and scale it; developing market (consumer) infrastructure; and attracting talented individuals are all vital elements to the creation of a technological leap-friendly ecosystem. How can government investment in talented individuals have a large effect on major technological businesses and industries? Can corporate partnerships become the norm for relationships between business and education? How can we create conditions where new ideas, inventions, and projects can be brought to life in Russia with maximum impact?