National Technology Initiative is a long-term interdepartmental program of private-public partnership, aimed at the development of new promising markets through hi-tech solutions that will define the development of global and Russian economy in 15-20 years.
“Mr. Zhvachkin has approved the roadmap for the implementation of NTI in the Tomsk region. It includes the developments in digital medicine, education and SmartCity. Head of the region instructed his deputy on economy Andrey Antonov to synchronize the activities and projects of the roadmap with the Strategy for Social and Economic Development of the Tomsk Region by 2030 and federal project INO Tomsk”, the message says.
It is clarified that according to the roadmap, in 2018 a Living laboratory will be created (a city infrastructure area) to develop NTI projects EnergyNet, HealthNet and SafeNet. Within the framework of Smart Technologies Tomsk cluster, it is planned to launch Digital Medicine project that involves universities and industrial companies, as well as Digital Education project.
“NTI related projects in digital medicine, smart city, robotics, computer vision and pharmaceuticals are already being implemented in the cluster format, while this roadmap expands the list of projects on the NTI markets where Tomsk companies have not been present to date”, the press-service quotes Mr. Antonov.
He noted that Tomsk innovation companies will receive some consulting assistance in preparing their projects for NTI Development contest. In 2018, it is planned to provide support to 30 projects, and another 75 by 2020.
He added that there are plans to introduce two educational modules related to NTI topics in Quantorium kids’ technology park in 2018, and in 2019-2020, another ten modules. Next year at least 100 kids will undergo training under these programs, and by 2020, at least 500. There are plans to engage twelve companies to the development of programs by 2020.
It was earlier reported that Tomsk University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics has created a project office to support its scientists whose developments are of interest for NTI projects.