A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 166 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 76 countries worldwide, and 154 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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The Export Potential of Russian Technologies and Education
4 June 2021

In a world dominated by two competing tech superpowers — China and the US — many countries are struggling to secure technological sovereignty and maintain a sufficient foundation to continue their own scientific and technological development. Russia — like Germany, France, Japan, Brazil, India, Turkey, and others — is faced with a strategic challenge between joining one of the two main hubs, or attempting to build their own standards and systems. Decisions regarding technological direction, planning, and integration pathways will be among the biggest faced over the coming 20–30 years. Furthermore, cooperation in the tech sphere is becoming a key aspect of international relations. Russia, like other countries, is set to build a next-generation digital infrastructure, and is in a position to do so in cooperation with its partners, emphasizing open global standards and platforms. In forging scientific and technological alliances, Russia has the opportunity to move towards achieving technological independence, which will be key to building trust and making the digital environment more secure. What needs to be done to facilitate exports of Russian technologies and know-how? What should be Russia’s global technology strategy, and how should institutions operate in pursing the country’s goals? What steps could the government take to support Russian companies, build experience, and increase lobbying resources, which pale in comparison to those of international competitors? And what could be the government’s role in developing new technological standards and market norms and rules?

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