A new paradigm of the Russian economy

14 January2020
A new paradigm of the Russian economy

A restructuring of Russia’s economy, with an increasing role of innovative and high-tech industries in it, is crucial for promoting growth. Leading domestic experts will consider how to develop a new paradigm for the Russian economy at the 11th Gaidar Forum, Russia and the World: Challenges of the New Decade, which will be held at the Presidential Academy on January 15-16, 2020.

The technology policy in the field of innovative development is formed at the national level, but its implementation depends on regional authorities and development institutions. The country's competitiveness is largely determined by the ability to produce technology leaders, attain national goals and respond to global challenges. The participants in the session on National Technology Policy and Regional Specifics will try to answer the question of how to effectively incorporate regional specifics when forming a national technology policy. The agenda of the session, to be attended by Head of Rusnano state corporation Anatoly Chubais and President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov , will include a discussion of mechanisms for synchronizing support for technology companies at the regional and federal levels, the possibilities of forming interregional mechanisms for supporting technology initiatives and major businesses’ role in regional technology policy.

In recent years, with significant state support, an infrastructure for the development of innovations was created in Russia, including innovation clusters, technology parks and special economic zones, agencies and institutes for the development of innovations. And yet, we have not made a qualitative leap in the development of innovation and entrepreneurial activity: in 2019, Russia ranked 46 out of 129 countries on the Global Innovation Index. Businesses continue to spend fractions of a percent of their revenue on R&D and are not generally innovatively active. The participants in the session Innovations in Russia: Planning for the Future will try to outline steps that need to be taken to change the situation. The discussion will be attended by Minister of Science and Higher Education Mikhail Kotyukov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development Oksana Tarasenko, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev and Kaluga Region Governor Anatoly Artamonov. The experts will also focus on the interaction between the federal and regional authorities for the development of an innovative economy, on the coordination of development institutions and the optimization of the innovative infrastructure.

The Gaidar Forum is held under the auspices of the Government of the Russian Federation. Over 11 years, it has become one of the most respected expert platforms in Russia. More than 14,700 participants have registered for the forum, including 600 speakers from more than 30 countries.


11th Gaidar Forum Organizers:

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA);
The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute);
The Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).

Forum partners:

General partners: Gazprom, Gazprombank. Strategic partners: Coca-Cola, Mastercard, Russian Railways, Pharmstandard group, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, Novartis Group, MSD, ACIG Group, EF Education First. Partners: Prosveshcheniye Group, EY, Huawei, RVC, Russian Agricultural Bank.
General information partners: Rossiya 24 TV Chanel, TASS, RBC, Business FM; strategic information partners: Kommersant Publishing House, Interfax, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Invest Foresight online business magazine, RIA FederalPress; main information partners:,,,, Profile; international partners: RT, Thomson Reuters, Sputnik, EFE, Cision, Pan Pacific Agency; information partners: Snob media project, PRIME economic news agency, RNS, Expert magazine, Parlamentskaya Gazeta,, Radio Ekho Moskvy, PRO Business TV channel, FINAM.RU agency, Davydov.Index, Strategia magazine, Ekonomika i Zhizn newspaper, ECONS.ONLINE website, Gosudarstvennaya Sluzhba magazine, TV BRICS.

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