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The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia announced the results of the competitive selection for grants for major scientific projects in priority areas of scientific and technological development in 2024-2026. A total of 303 applications were accepted for evaluation; the winners of the selection were 50 scientific organizations and universities, including the State University of Management.

The State University of Management won with the project “Ensuring the country’s food security based on the creation of software and hardware systems and intelligent platform digital solutions in the development of full life cycle agro-industrial technologies.” Its goal is to significantly increase productivity and reduce the labor intensity of agricultural production of all types and processing stages through comprehensive digitalization, robotization, and intellectualization of processes based on domestic technologies.

Priority tasks of the project:

linking the key parameters of the developed software and hardware solutions with the priority development of innovative agricultural technologies and biotechnologies; providing priority software and hardware support for agro-industrial technologies of the full life cycle.

The practical results of the project will be:

creation and practical implementation of a model of “Digital Agricultural Farms” operating in various directions and sub-sectors of the agro-industrial complex, implementation in farms of various regions of the Russian Federation of a complex of technologies, equipment, software that do not have critical vulnerabilities and dependence on foreign suppliers of similar digital solutions; solving problems of effective robotization of technological operations, on-farm logistics, sorting and storage, as well as transport logistics at the stages of processing and distribution of agricultural and food products to the final consumer; solving problems of “closing cycles”.

As part of the project, a consortium of universities and scientific organizations will be formed, which will include:

State University of Management is the lead executor of the project and the organizer of the consortium, a developer of organizational and management solutions, digital platforms, software and hardware that ensure the deployment of such platforms, as well as a developer of comprehensive solutions in the field of industrial and intersectoral economics; Omsk Agrarian Research Center is a co-executor of the project and a member of the consortium, a research center with expertise in crop production, geographic information technologies in agriculture, as well as mechanization technologies; Udmurt State University is a co-executor of the project and a member of the consortium, which has groundwork in the areas of applied mechanics and robotics, digitalization, robotization and automation of logistics and production processes, digital microelectronics, as well as biotechnological processing of agricultural and food waste with the return of processed products to productive agricultural production cycles and industry as feedstock.

It is planned to involve partners in the implementation of the project from among high-tech companies in the field of robotics, unmanned systems, digital solutions for agriculture – Cognitive Technologies, DigitalAgro, GeoScan and others. The plans include the practical application of the project results by large industrial companies and agricultural holdings of Russia (Steppe, RusAgro, Cherkizovo and other companies of comparable size).

Multiplicative effects of project implementation:

development of Russian robotics; improving the quality of life in rural areas; ensuring food security; growth of agroecological potential of most of the Russian territory; adjustment of settlement patterns (resumption of the “farm” model while ensuring connectivity through “air taxi” and small aviation); creating incentives for seed development programs and enterprises that form the domestic breeding herd in livestock and poultry farming.

The grant amount is 100 million rubles per year. Grants are provided for a period of 3 years (2024-2026) with the possibility of extension up to 2 years.

The competitive selection of projects was carried out in priority areas of scientific and technological development, defined by the Russian Academy of Sciences, in the field of medicine, biotechnology, energy, new materials, information and telecommunication technologies, including developments in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

During the evaluation of applications, the following criteria were taken into account:

internationally recognized scientific reputation of the competition participant, experience and qualifications of team members, material and technical base; the quality of the project and the planned results of the project; cooperation with leading foreign scientific organizations and scientists within the framework of the project.

In accordance with Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated December 27, 2019 No. 1902, major scientific projects are aimed at conducting fundamental scientific research in priority areas of scientific and technological development to form a scientific basis for the sustainable and long-term development of the Russian Federation through the effective implementation of fundamental scientific research.

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