Medvedev called the Tomsk region as a successful innovative area
The Head of the cabinet of ministers Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting of the Presidium of the RF Presidential Council on economic modernization and innovative development of Russia mentioned the Tomsk region among the regions which were the most active and successful in the innovative development.
On Wednesday in the framework of the "Open Innovation" forum, which takes place in Skolkovo, a meeting of the Presidium of the RF Presidential Council on economic modernization and innovative development was held. The meeting was held by Dmitry Medvedev. Opening the meeting, he noted that in different regions different starting conditions for innovative development have developed. "The scientific, industrial, and educational capacities are unevenly distributed. Today, the heads of the most active and successful regions in this sphere - they are the Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kaluga, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Astrakhan regions - are going to appear before the members of the presidium", - the press service quoted the words of the head of the Cabinet of Ministers.
Earlier, Medvedev supported the proposals of the Tomsk Region Governor Sergei Zhvachkin on providing financial support for cluster development in 2017-2018 in the amount of 5 billion rubles, as well as in the framework of the federal budget process to identify the main cluster objects and take their financing into account in the state programs. Tomsk Region and Tatarstan are implementing the only Russian integrated regional development projects "INO Tomsk" and "INNO Kam". The same two regions have become the "Center of the STI network".
The program of creation of the Education, Research, and Development "INO Tomsk 2020" Center in Tomsk was approved in 2011 by the government order. According to the experts, this is the only Russian project of integrated regional development, which turned to be "very timely" in the conditions of the current economic situation. The cost of activities until 2020 is more than RUR 200 billion. In January 2015, the concept was adjusted to take into account the mutual interests of the inhabitants of the Tomsk region, research and education sector, and the real economy. At the end of July 2016, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev has approved the amendments to the "road map" of "INO Tomsk." In particular, the participation of universities, scientific organizations and companies of the Tomsk region has been expanded.