24 Apr 2023 15:59

Govt to approve Russia's technological development concept until 2030 in coming days - first deputy PM

MOSCOW. April 24 (Interfax) - The Russian government has drawn up a concept for the country's technological development through 2030, and will endorse it within the next few days, First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov said at the Federation Council at a meeting of the intellectual property council.

"The government plans to approve the concept in the coming days. The document sets the aforementioned goals, defines the principles and describes the main mechanisms for implementing the new technological policy of our country - achievement of technological sovereignty," Belousov said.

"A considerable part of the concept deals with removing regulatory barriers to technological innovations and to the development of the intellectual property market," he said.

"In the presence of the new objectives and, as a matter of fact, the start of a new stage of technological development, it is necessary to drastically increase efforts and the speed of introducing changes into legislation. The instrument here remains a roadmap for business climate transformation within the framework of the intellectual property track," Belousov said.

A model has already been developed that sets technological sovereignty targets and is tied to the macroeconomic forecast for the period until 2030, he said.

"In other words, we have analyzed what parameters we can achieve given our financial and general economic capabilities linked to GDP growth. The maximum results are roughly as follows: a 2.5-fold reduction of technological dependency, a 2.3-fold growth of the innovative activity level, a 3-fold growth of patent activity, and a 1.9-fold increase in the pace of innovative goods growth," Belousov said, unveiling the 2030 targets.