Khafizov Rustam Deputy Director of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia. Currently, the Association includes 16 regions of Russia leaders in the field of economic and innovative development. The Association assists in promoting of joint innovative, economic, scientific, technical and educational projects of the regions members of AIRR.
From 2007-2014 he worked in the Government of the Volgograd Region on the implementation of investment and innovative projects in the region.
2014-2018 worked in the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation on issues of innovative development of regions of Russia for the formation and implementation of cluster policy, he was engaged as well in supporting of high-tech export-oriented companies and foreign economic activity.