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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko took part in a seminar-meeting on preparation for a joint meeting of the State Council of Russia and the Presidential Council for Science and Education. The event was dedicated to the role of regions in the scientific and technological development of the country.

The seminar-meeting was attended by First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Kiriyenko, Presidential Aide Andrei Fursenko, Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov, as well as regional governors.

Dmitry Chernyshenko noted that 2021, declared by the President as the Year of Science and Technology, has become very productive. The most important achievement was the development of a new state program for scientific and technological development on behalf of President Vladimir Putin. It united 34 sectoral programs for a total of 1.2 trillion rubles.

“We also launched the Priority 2030 program and, on behalf of the President, created a network of 15 world-class scientific and educational centers in 35 regions of Russia. We think that such a program should be continued until 2030. We also plan to select 5 centers annually. Most importantly, this project has already created 11 thousand high-tech jobs and attracted almost 40 billion rubles of extra-budgetary investments. This is only the beginning of work, since RECs provide cooperation between the subject, educational institutions and enterprises that scale and commercialize the results of scientific works, ”Dmitry Chernyshenko emphasized.

The Deputy Prime Minister also noted the program to create international campuses in the regions. As a result of the first selection, eight projects have already received state funding in the amount of almost 80 billion rubles and have attracted extra-budgetary funding.

“By agreement with the Prime Minister, in February next year at the Russian Investment Forum, we will launch the second wave of selection of world-class campus projects. A significant addition to the criteria and requirements will be the presence of a technopark or a technology partner, where, in a comfortable environment for learning and creating scientific groundwork, there will be an opportunity for acceleration, prototyping and quick launch of scientific developments into production, ”noted Dmitry Chernyshenko.

On the instructions of President Vladimir Putin, it is planned to create at least 30 such campuses in Russia by 2030.

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