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Legal form: Economic cooperation association of constituent entities of the Russian Federation (governed by Federal Law dated December 17, 1999 No. 211-ФЗ “On General Principles of Organization and Activities of Economic Cooperation Associations of Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation”) 

The Articles of association on the foundation of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia was signed on May 21, 2010 in Tomsk during the XIII Innovation Forum Innovus. 

The list of the Association’s members initially included: Republic of Tatarstan, Republic of Mordovia, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Perm Territory, Tomsk region, Novosibirsk region, Irkutsk region, Kaluga region.

The foundation of AIRR was supported by: The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and Rusnano OJSC.

According to the decision of the Association Council dated April 05, 2012, the following members were adopted in AIRR: Republic of Bashkortostan, Samara region, Ulyanovsk region, Lipetsk region.

According to the results of the General Meeting, held in the framework of the SPIEF in 2013, Altai Territory was adopted in AIRR.

According to the results of the General Meeting, held in the framework of the SPIEF in 2014, Tyumen region was adopted in AIRR.

According to the results of the General Meeting, held in the framework of the Gaidar Forum 2019, the following members were adopted in AIRR: Novgorod Region, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

As a result of the General Meeting held at the XI Gaidar Forum in 2020, the Nizhny Novgorod Region was unanimously accepted into the AIRR.

Management bodies: The Association CouncilSupervisory BoardDirectorate.

Chairman of the Association Council: Rustam Minnikhanov, President, the Republic of Tatarstan.

Director of the Association: Ivan Fedotov, RANEPA Vice-Rector. 

The purpose is to contribute to the efficient development of innovative member regions built on the recognition of various prevailing models of scientific and technological growth of regions. 


- promotion of joint innovation, economic, scientific, technological and educational projects of the AIRR member regions in the governmental authorities of the Russian Federation;

- interaction with the legislative and executive authorities, development institutions, relevant ministries, and departments, assistance in fundraising for the development of innovation infrastructure;

- stimulating the exchange of experience on the establishment of favorable economic, social, legal, educational and creative environment for innovation development. Shaping the intellectual agenda with a view to develop innovations on a nationwide scale;

- active participation in expert evaluation of key economic legislative drafts under consideration in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; to this end, the Association and AIRR regions are represented in the parliamentary expert councils;

- interaction with similar foreign associations.

Areas of activity:

  • Promoting interests of the subjects of the Russian Federation at the federal level
  • GR, budget financing
  • Assistance in financing of infrastructure
  • Participation in improvement of legislation
  • PR, Information support
  • Road map of financial sources
  • Projects and initiatives (Atlas of best practices)
  • IR, Attracting extrabudgetary investments
  • Structuring of commercial investment tools
  • Innovation-driven development of territories
  • National technological initiative
  • International activities

The Association’s regions account for: 

- 20.2% of GRP of the Russian Federation - latest data for 2016;
- 36% (35.9%) of all innovative products in this country (2017);
- 27% (26.5%) of all innovation organizations, i.e. organizations engaged in technological innovation (2017);
- more than1/5 ( 22%) of all technological innovation costs (2017);
- 15% (14.8%) of research and development expenditure (2017), out of which 20.1% is the share of funds from organizations of the business sector in the total volume of internal research and development expenditure (2017);
- RUB 175.4 billion government support and government procurement (including RUB 10 billion government support from the federal budget and budgets of federal development institutions) - the latest data for 2016.
- 24% (23.7%) of employed in high-tech sector of the economy and in the sector of science intensive services. (2017)

Over 300 innovative infrastructure facilities operate in the Association’s regions, including regional engineering centers, technoparks, industrial parks, business incubators, innovative territorial clusters and others that account for almost a half of all facilities operating in the Russian Federation.



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Valentina Kataeva
e-mail: kataeva@i-regions.org
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Ermakova Mariya
e-mail: ermakova@i-regions.org
Tel.: +7 915 453 66 08

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