During the plenary session “Clusters. Recharge. Vector to Entrepreneurship”, Oleg Fomichev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, and Ivan Bortnik, member of the Supervisory board of the Association of the Innovative Regions of Russia, recognized the Tomsk region practice for uniting tools of different departmental affiliation in order to ensure innovation development.
According to Oleg Fomichev, the Concept “INO Tomsk” is the best practice of combining resources and initiatives of ministries, development institutes and a region in order to implement first priority tasks of innovation and industrial policy. The Deputy Minister turned attention to the role of clusters in realization of the Concept “INO Tomsk”. “The basis of the Concept implementation is the aligned development of six clusters. Among them – the first Russian cluster of renewable natural resources established in 2015, the goal of which is to create new competitive economic sector” – noted O. V. Fomichev.
In the words of Denis Tsukanov, Deputy Director of the Department for Regional Industrial Policy of Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the ministries currently try to find new format of the document that unites resources of the federal center and regions to ensure intensive industrial development and here the Concept “INO Tomsk” is, of course, a reference point.
Speakers of the plenary session suggested regions to study the Tomsk region practice for development of clusters within the framework of the Concept
“INO Tomsk” implementation. Tomsk region is represented at the forum by Andrey Antonov, Deputy Governor for Economy, and Mikhail Sonkin, Deputy Governor for Research and Education Complex and Innovation Policy.
“In the coming year we are planning to increase the amount of the used tools in order to implement “Smart and Kind City” focus area of the Concept “INO Tomsk”. Together with Gazprombank we will include tools of AHML and AFHC to develop the rental housing sector and build economy-class residential block “Yuzhniye Vorota” (“South Gates”) in the city of Tomsk. It will allow to provide employers of the cluster companies-participants with housing” – said Deputy Governor Andrey Antonov.
The IXth Samara Inter-Regional Economic Forum “Cluster Policy – Basis for Innovative Development of National Economy” is held on the 18th of September, 2015.
Samara Inter-Regional Economic Forum “Cluster Policy – Basis for Innovative Development of National Economy” – represents a focal public event in the field of cluster policy in the Russian Federation. For the ninth time the Forum will become an efficient networking site for professional discussions of acute issues of development of innovative territorial clusters of national and inter-regional importance.