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The Presidium of the Council for Science and Education under the President of Russia, chaired by Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, supported the state program for scientific and technological development presented by the Government. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko following a meeting of the Council Presidium.

Dmitry Chernyshenko at the Presidium of the Council for Science and Education under the President of Russia

Dmitry Chernyshenko stressed that the requirements for the content of the new state program for the scientific and technological development of Russia were determined by President Vladimir Putin.

In the new state program, it is planned to strengthen the focus on the creation of certain products and the achievement of technological results within the framework of the priorities of the strategy of scientific and technological development: increasing the level of technical equipment, food safety indicators, reducing the rates of nosocomial infection, and so on. New financing mechanisms will be launched based on the principles of project management.

“During the formation of the new state program, we managed to consolidate all expenses for science. Previously, they were divided into 34 state programs, now they are collected in one. The amount of funding for research and implementation of projects has increased by 200 billion rubles in comparison with the previous version. Now it exceeds 1 trillion rubles. In particular, funding for fundamental research has been increased by 21 billion rubles. The total amount of funds allocated for this will amount to more than 221 billion rubles. For applied research, the amount increased by 165 billion rubles and amounted to 222 billion, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The Deputy Prime Minister added that taking into account the scientific initiatives of socio-economic development, the total number of structural elements of the new state program is about 90. This makes it one of the most ambitious.

“At the second stage, we have to carry out the implementation of the support instruments and carry out their harmonization. To do this, we will need to strengthen the scientific and technological forecasting system. It will make it possible to identify promising areas of scientific and technological development, challenges and threats, as well as emerging and growing markets where Russia can occupy its niche. In addition, the general forecast and strategy of scientific and technological development should determine the content of sectoral forecasts, on which the strategies for the development of industries are based and updated. There is an order from the Chairman of the Government Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin to organize work on the development of sectoral strategies, ”said the Deputy Prime Minister.

Dmitry Chernyshenko added that within the framework of scientific and technological development, it is planned to provide for the establishment of predicted quantitative values ​​of technical parameters that will be possessed by target products and services in the course of scientific and technological forecasting. When developing and implementing technological strategies, an assessment of the technological readiness of ongoing research and development work will also be ensured.

“All our proposals and work are based on the tools and strategic documents developed in the past decades. This powerful foundation, thanks to which we were able to move to a new stage in scientific and technological development. I express my sincere words of gratitude to everyone involved in its creation, fortunately, almost all of them are present today, ”concluded Dmitry Chernyshenko.

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