Business programme

Innovative Import Substitution: Potential Paths for Sovereign Technological Development

18 Jun , 10:00–11:15
Modern Technology for Humanity: Building a Responsible Future

In the long term, Russia might not just substitute imports as a way to replace certain foreign products, but also to replace technologies with advanced domestic ones. In order to implement this strategy, however, it is essential to identify the needs of business for real technology and relay them to universities and scientific organizations. Medium-sized technology companies that are able to implement early Deep Tech projects also need to be involved in collaboration between science and big business. In addition, to achieve results more quickly, clear management signals and support measures for both science and business are needed from the federal and regional authorities. To what extent are Russian scientific organizations and technology businesses ready to accelerate import substitution? What needs to change in the infrastructure used to transfer technology from science to business? How can Russian businesses follow the trends on the global innovation market in the current conditions? How can Russian science help to fill in the lost links of the chains of global cooperation? How can the opportunities offered by the regions be effectively put to use for import substitution? What support measures are needed to replace technology imports?