The National Report on the development of hi-tech business in Russian regions was prepared by specialists of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR) together with Interfax Group. For the first time, the Report was presented at the Gaidar Forum 2018. The development of the Report has been supported by heads of regions of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia.
The global goal of the Report is to identify potential points of non-resource growth of the Russian economy. We distinguish the regions with favorable conditions and concentrated resources for hi-tech development and also the regions that have already succeeded in the development of the non-resource sector of the economy. The Presidential Decree dated May 7, 2018 “On the national goals and strategic objectives of the development of the Russian Federation for the period until 2024” noted the need to accelerate the technological development of the Russian Federation and form a non-resource-based globally competitive sector. In accordance with the “Strategy of Scientific and Technological Development of Russia until 2030”.