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Source: Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University – Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University –

On February 1, a joint meeting of the presidiums of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPb ORAN) and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (SPP) of St. Petersburg was held at the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.

The meeting participants discussed the tasks of St. Petersburg Oran Academy of Sciences to strengthen the relationship between education, science and production.

Opening the meeting, President of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of St. Petersburg Anatoly Turchak emphasized: In the conditions of systemic sanctions, we are solving a fundamentally new global task of ensuring the country’s security in all areas. We need to achieve economic, technological, financial, infrastructural and food sovereignty. To do this, it is necessary, among other things, to carry out technological modernization of enterprises, not just increasing their productivity, but fundamentally reducing the critical dependence of basic production on imports, and developing new technologies.

Anatoly Turchak noted: We are holding our joint meeting in a timely manner. On January 30, Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin met with the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Gennady Yakovlevich Krasnikov, the next tasks were identified, a work program was outlined and support was promised for the course developed by the Russian Academy of Sciences to enhance the role of science in ensuring the security and living standards of Russian citizens.

Chairman of the St. Petersburg Branch of the RAS, Rector of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Andrey Rudskoy made a report on the agenda topic “On the tasks of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in strengthening the relationship between science and production.”

“When forming fundamental scientific research programs, we understand that their goals must be related to the priority of the country’s scientific and technological development, taking into account the external conditions in which Russia will probably find itself for more than a year or two,” the speaker emphasized. — The Academy of Sciences is not only responsible for fundamental and exploratory research, we must form the basis for effective interaction with applied science and high-tech production. The most promising form of integration of academic, applied, university science and high-tech business can be consortia as creative associations to create a globally competitive product.”

Andrei Ivanovich believes that in order to realize the scientific potential of the city, the St. Petersburg Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences needs to work with the regional government, and with the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and with federal authorities. The department should become a key link both in expertise and in coordinating the activities of institutions – academic and industry – to implement strategic projects.

“The task of ensuring technological sovereignty can only be solved by effectively converting scientific knowledge into our own technologies and developments,” continued Andrei Rudskoy. — At the state level, we need reindustrialization. Taking into account budgetary constraints and the growing scale of tasks, it is necessary to prioritize the list of critical technologies and consolidate the budget for science in leading centers capable of solving real problems needed by the economy. As a result of the expert assessment, leading scientific centers should be identified according to the topics of the requests, and for them, together with the industrial sector, a clear state task should be formed.”

Andrei Ivanovich said that for the nine months of 2023, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, industry growth amounted to a record 7.1 percent. The most significant sectors of the economy have been identified, and the most important projects of technological sovereignty – megaprojects – are scheduled to be launched in them in 2024. For example, in the first quarter there were microelectronics, the development of unmanned aerial systems, shipbuilding, machine tool manufacturing, and the production of liquefied natural gas. Second quarter – medicine, drugs, etc.

Megaprojects are being developed by federal authorities. And our task is to train qualified personnel and high-quality examination of incoming materials,” summed up Andrei Rudskoy.

Concluding his speech, Andrei Ivanovich proposed, taking into account the changes that have occurred over three years, to update and finalize the concept of scientific and technological development of St. Petersburg adopted in 2020.

The rector of ITMO University, corresponding member, agreed with this. RAS, Deputy Chairman of St. Petersburg ORAN Vladimir Vasiliev, who added that we need to focus on end-to-end and critical technologies.

Having agreed with the need to update the concept of scientific and technological development of the city, Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Vladimir Knyaginin named the parameters taking into account which this should be done. Obviously, we will have to look for thematic focus at the intersection of the two directions of action. One is the solution of production and product problems, formalized at the country level into megaprojects, which are created for the most important tasks of today. Hence, the role of corporate structures in setting the agenda for research organizations is growing sharply. The second is technology as a way to solve production problems. Therefore, the creation of a branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg is of great importance.

Vladimir Nikolaevich dwelled in more detail on the issue of consolidation and distribution of resources of state scientific foundations and corporations: Today’s meeting is an example of the fact that such work should be carried out constantly. He named strategic initiatives as the third parameter.

Also speaking on the agenda were Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Okrepilov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Mikhail Silnikov, Scientific Director of the Krylov State Scientific Center Valery Polovinkin, Federal Inspector for St. Petersburg of the Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of Russia in the Northwestern Federal District Tatyana Kubrakova.

At the end of the meeting, Chairman of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrei Rudskoy and President of the Council of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of St. Petersburg Anatoly Turchak signed an agreement on cooperation. The document was signed in the presence of the federal inspector for St. Petersburg, the office of the plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northwestern Federal District Tatyana Kubrakova, the vice-governor of St. Petersburg Vladimir Knyaginin, the chairman of the standing commission on industry, economics and entrepreneurship of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Irina Ivanova and the general director of the executive Directorate, First Vice-President of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of St. Petersburg Mikhail Lobin.

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