One of the most important priorities for interaction between the CIS member states is developing modern long-term agenda in the field of scientific, technical and innovative cooperation, for which the Interstate programme of innovative cooperation is being currently implemented within the CIS countries.
The Interstate programme of innovative cooperation of the CIS member states till 2030 was approved by the decision of the Council of the CIS Heads of Government on November 6, 2020.
It became a natural prolongation of the Interstate programme of innovative cooperation of the CIS member states scheduled up to 2020, while the Interstate programme 2030 was written following great experience in work on the Interstate programme 2020. All positive concepts of the previous programme were taken into account in developing the Interstate programme 2030, the shortcomings of the Interstate programme 2020 were also taken into consideration and corrected.
Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) was confirmed as the contractor and coordinator of the programme by the decision of the Council of the CIS Heads of Government dated May 21, 2010.
Foundation for development of the New Technologies Development and Commercialization Centre (Skolkovo Foundation) was approved as the operator of the programme by the decision of the Council of the CIS Heads of Government.
Each member state will soon define its national and sectoral contractors and coordinators, programme’s national contact points remain the same: academies of sciences, major universities and other entities, which are responsible for innovative development and cooperation. We expect new national contact centres of the programme (in promising areas) to appear.
Following programme’s national contact centres are currently operational:
The Republic of Armenia – GNCO “National centre of innovation and entrepreneurship”;
The Republic of Belarus – The Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Information Support of Scientific and Technical Sphere (BelISA);
The Republic of Kazakhstan – JSC “National Agency for technological development” (JSC NATD);
The Kyrgyz Republic – Kyrgyz–Russian Slavic University named after B.Yeltsin;
The Republic of Moldova – Agency for innovation and technology transfer of the Academy of Sciences;
The Russian Federation – People’s Friendship University of Russia (PFUR);
The Republic of Tajikistan – the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The programme’s developers aim at creating conditions for improving global competitiveness of the CIS member states economy, its transforming into a social-oriented innovative economy, realization of the economic development priorities on the basis of effective interaction between national innovative systems to establish the CIS international authority as one of the world’s centres of technological leadership.
Many issues of this new programme are being intensive worked out by all the administrators of the innovative activity in the CIS countries. National entities for innovative development were formed in member states during the realization of the programme up to 2020.
Rossotrudnichestvo within the competence of contractor and coordinator coordinates work of the national contractors and coordinators on matters related to realization of programme activities and interstate innovative projects and on other operational questions raised during the implementation of the programme.
The agency in cooperation with Skolkovo Foundation, partners from the CIS countries, the Interstate Council in science, technology and innovation cooperation, together with the CIS Executive Committee formed an effective regulatory and methodological basis, which will remain in effect until its update in accordance with the programme up to 2030. A lot of the programme’s documents, which set standards and promote the development of the CIS innovative space, were prepared on the agency’s request with the participation of our personnel and experts.
In the past three years we worked out a number of documents, which were approved by the CIS Economic Council or the Council of the CIS Heads of Government.
We commend the CIS Executive Committee, the Interstate Council in science, technology and innovation cooperation and Skolkovo Foundation for supporting our initiatives and the governments for high trust and negotiations of the documents.
Rossotrudnichestvo annually implements educational projects, conferences and round tables on innovative cooperation in the CIS states.
The launching of the interstate network of centres for collective use of high precision equipment, interstate network of commercialization is currently in process. Recommendations on competence centres are made.
The portal of the centres for collective use of scientific equipment and unique scientific facilities has been already created in Russia: 597 centres for collective use, 350 unique scientific facilities are registered there, continues work on 7 Megascience facilities.
The Interstate programme of innovative cooperation of the CIS member states meet one of the most important goals of sustainable development – “Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure”.