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A meeting of the Commission of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on innovative projects and technologies was held today at the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center (CEC).

Major General Andrei Goncharov, head of the Main Directorate of Research Activities of the Russian Ministry of Defense, said that thanks to changes in the procedure for opening and carrying out initiative works, introduced by departmental documents in 2020, the efficiency of the Commission’s work has significantly increased. So, last year 112 initiative developments were considered, of which 94 were approved. At the same time, 19 initiative developments were completed and implemented.

At present, thanks to the simplification of all procedures, it is possible to significantly reduce the time for setting up and carrying out initiative work. In the first quarter of 2021 alone, 37 initiative projects were selected.

“The work of the Commission also makes it possible to exclude duplication of initiative work in various military command and control bodies, ensures a reduction in financial risks and costs of the Russian Ministry of Defense in the development and modernization of samples created on an initiative basis,” said Major General Andrey Goncharov, stressing that as a result, innovative activities for the implementation of initiative work in the interests of the military department has become more productive.

The Head of the Main Directorate noted that the Innovation Days of the Russian Ministry of Defense, which this year will be held in research organizations and higher educational institutions of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation under the auspices of the Year of Science and Technology announced by the President of the Russian Federation, have become effective platforms for the selection of initiative works. One of them will take place at the ERA Military Innovation Technopolis in April 2021.

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