The Ministry of Industry will help the Ryazan region with the development of innovation centers

The Ministry of Industry of the Russian Federation will provide assistance to the Ryazan Region. This was discussed at a meeting on the development of innovative scientific and technological centers (ISTC), including the Ryazan Aerospace Valley. It was held in the videoconferencing mode by the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov with the heads of regions.

During the meeting, the current status of the development of innovative scientific and technological centers was discussed. Maxim Reshetnikov noted the important role of regional authorities in the development of centers.

“Most of the ISTC was created on behalf of the President in order to become a center of attraction for science and business, to create a favorable environment for interaction. Including due to comfortable regulatory (for urban planning, educational and medical activities) and tax conditions,” Maxim Reshetnikov said. – In the current conditions, the centers are becoming even more relevant. They should be our response to sanctions, accelerate the implementation of the policy of technological independence.”

Now there are ten INTCs in the country, more than 80 residents work in them. Another five projects are in the process of preparation or consideration of applications. Each center is aimed at developing unique scientific and technological areas. The Minister outlined the main tasks for the development of the INTC, among them the increase in efficiency. It will be evaluated according to the criteria developed by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. Maxim Reshetnikov stressed that the heads of regions need to take into account the changed conditions for partners. The minister urged the leaders of the regions to take over the preparation of the strategies of the Centers. In order to consider them together with the relevant ministries in the fall and take control of their implementation.

Acting Governor Pavel Malkov spoke about the work on the development of the Aerospace Valley INTC. He noted:

“We are the youngest valley – only three months since we were created. We are currently coordinating the order of the Russian government for the registration of the management bodies of the INTC under the project. Our Valley was created together with the Moscow Aviation Institute. Anchor partners are Roskosmos, Rostec, PJSC UAC and JSC Concern VKO Almaz-Antey. We are now discussing specific areas of cooperation with them. In addition, there are 10 other companies that are interested in working together. They are not so big, but they are already ready to implement joint projects. These are innovative technologies – welding equipment, charging for electric vehicles, power supplies, switching devices. As well as “smart home”, some radio electronics and more.”

In general, Pavel Malkov said, there are already 36 companies that have declared their readiness to cooperate.

The acting head of the region said that five land plots had already been allocated for the INTC for construction with a total area of ​​almost 144 hectares. Four buildings are under renovation. One of them will be completed this year. The next building will be put into operation. Participants and partners of the project, management bodies of the center will be accommodated there, there will be a co-working zone. Projects for the remaining three buildings are planned to be developed next year.

Maxim Reshetnikov positively assessed the decision of the region to attract the buildings of the former communications school as infrastructure for the INTC. This will accelerate the pace of development of the Aerospace Valley. On behalf of Maxim Reshetnikov, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation will assist the region in the development of the Center. Including the participation of the Ryazan region in major specialized federal programs.

Deputy Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Oleg Bocharov noted the potential of the region for the development of the INTC. Including the presence of a number of large instrument-making enterprises.

“We will discuss with the Ministry of Transport and the Federal Air Transport Agency those types of work that can objectively be a priority in the Ryazan region specifically in terms of aerospace activities, unmanned activities in order to develop this whole story,” he said.