Skolkovo PR – In the Russian government last week introduced a draft “Strategy for the development of space activities before 2030,” prepared by the Russian Space Agency with participation of a number of enterprises and organizations of missile and space industry and related industries. Representatives of the Cluster Space Technology and Telecommunications Fund “Skolkovo” noted with satisfaction that the developers have considered the document a number of suggestions of the experts of the Fund, aimed at the development of innovative activity in space activities.
First of all, the decision on the reorganization of the industry through the formation of four or five competing vertically integrated structures and instrument of the corporation. Creating the conditions for internal competition of vertically integrated structures can be an important step in the development of the market environment and contribute to the protection of the domestic market space vehicles.
The strategy also provides for the development of technology transfer and support to small and medium enterprises working in the field of space activities.
“The proposals presented by the Foundation Roskosmos” Skolkovo “, where these activities are among our top priorities” said director of development of the cluster space, doctor of economic sciences Dmitri Payson. “Unlike other areas of priority development, such as information and biomedical technology in our industry, we are dealing with the markets, which in Russia is still only emerging. Therefore, you should not only support the innovators, offering their projects for the implementation of the “Skolkovo”, but also to take part in shaping the actual market space products and services.”
One of the key proposals in the draft strategy is the creation of a specialized body under the Russian President – Council of the Americas.
“We have two decades, ever since the Government of the working group to develop the Russian Space Agency, talking about the need for such a body responsible for coordinating the interests and development of national space policy,” reminded the Executive Director of the Foundation of the cluster space Skolkovo Sergei Zhukov.
At the highest level need to ensure that the setting of objectives and balance the interests of strategic sectors of the economy involved in solving the problems of space activities, for example, rocket and space industry and the telecommunications industry.
“We need a regulatory and legal support of the Russian private business in key markets products and services, satellite navigation and remote sensing. I think politically important to the national space policy announced the president of Russia. Hopefully, this time, so be it – the first time in the history of the state ” he said.
According to Zhukov, the development of a proposal by the leading experts of outer cluster Fund. Among them Dmitri Payson, Alexander Krylov, Director, Center for Space Communications “Skolkovo” FSUE “Satellite Communications”, Ivan Moiseyev, scientific director of the Space Policy Institute and others.
“Maybe the project is not without flaws, but so far it is only a draft. We look forward to fruitful cooperation with the Russian Space Agency, other government agencies, business community and public space in the finalization and implementation presented in the government document- underlined the head space of the cluster Skolkovo.” For our part, we are ready to provide a discussion platform Friends Club of the cluster, which is conducting in partnership with the Moscow club space, as early as next week.”
Chertok, who believed in the great future of the Russian space: “… large nation-wide problem should be resolved by the State and under its strict control. For almost fifty years of our missile and space industry has gained such a potential that is still able to once again become a leader. ” And the developed space strategy – one of the steps to the new development.
Development Fund of the center of the development and commercialization of new technologies “Skolkovo” – a non-profit organization created at the initiative of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in September 2010. The purpose of the Foundation – to mobilize resources of Russia in the field of modern applied research, create a favorable environment for scientific research in five priority areas of technological development: energy and energy efficiency, aerospace, biomedical, nuclear and computer technology. The project involves the creation of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skolteh), research institutes, business incubator, a center for technology transfer and commercialization offices of foreign companies and R & D-centers, residential and social infrastructure, as well as the subsequent distribution of an effective regime to the other innovative regions of Russia . The activities of the innovation center “Skolkovo” is governed by a special law, which provides its residents of special economic conditions.