Yesterday, on October 26th, in the frameworks of the program by corporate accelerator BiotechMed, Evgeniy Kuznetsov, Deputy General Director and the member of the board of RVC, met the representatives of Tomsk universities and innovative companies.
During the meeting, Evgeniy Kuznetsov spoke about the National technology initiative (NTI), which is being implemented by the order of the President of Russia, and serves as a long-term program to develop new markets based on high technology. As of today, nine key markets have been selected to be developed in the frameworks of NTI: AeroNet (distributed systems for air drones), AutoNet (distributed driverless traffic control network), EnergyNet (distributed energetics from personal power to smart grid and smart city), FoodNet (systems for personalised production and delivery of food and water), MariNet (distributed systems for crewless marine transport), NeuroNet (distributed artificial intellect and psyche elements), etc.
Evgeniy Kuznetsov noted that complex “road maps” are being elaborated to implement the NTI. In October this year the meeting of the Presidium of the Presidential Council on Economic Modernisation and Innovative Development of Russia approved four “road maps”: AeroNet, AutoNet, MariNet and SafeNet.
During the meeting, Mr. Kuznetsov stressed the importance of development of communication hubs in the regions that are going to involve scientific teams, innovative companies and academic organisations into elaboration of road maps for the markets of the future within the frameworks of the National technology initiative. According to Tatiana Chudinova, Head of the Economics Department, when implementing the NTI, it is necessary to take into account the large scale projects for comprehensive regional development, which “INO Tomsk” certainly is. “The communication hubs for the NTI could be formed on the basis of such large projects and project offices that function as coordinators for the members and launch interdepartmental project initiatives”, T. Chudinova said.