On July 6, a draft law “On Russian technological platforms” was submitted to the State Duma. The document defines the goals of the creation and operation of technological platforms (in Russia, according to the authors of the project, there are 35 such platforms), tasks, principles of operation, and also the specifics of organizing the platforms’ activities.
The draft law stipulates that an respective legal entity representing the platform’s interests acts on behalf of the technological platform. It is a coordinator organization or a secretariat created in the legal form of an association.
The authors of the document claim that technology platforms in Russia, unlike the European model, are not built into the national innovation system and into the current managerial decision-making system in science and innovation. There is no regulation of technological platforms’ activities, the explanatory note says.
To achieve these goals, a state register of Russian technological platforms (instead of their current list) will be created. The platforms will be included in the register when they submit an application and if they meet the requirements of the Russian government (including the requirements for the number of participants in the Russian technological platforms).
The document also stipulates that a federal executive body that coordinates the activities of technological platforms and their interaction with executive bodies, other bodies and organizations will be chosen by the government of the Russian Federation. These functions are performed by the Ministry of Economic Development, ComNews writes.
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