Held on 9 December 2016 in Vladivostok “The Far East as Marinette priority development region” Conference gave a start to the Far Eastern subgroup of Marinette working team. Subgroup’s main objective is a promotion of innovative projects in the Far East and its incorporation in corresponding “road map” of National technology initiative. Denis Victorovich Burov, the Director of maritime innovative complex of G.I. Nevelskoi Maritime State University, and Ekaterina Borisovna Sokolova, the Development Director of Marineo LLC, have been appointed as subgroup leaders.
The meeting of active, enterprising and not indifferent to the district fate representatives of business, science, authority, private and governmental venture capital fund sectors was held at the Far Eastern JSC Concern Morinformsystem-Agat site in Far Eastern Federal University. Russian Venture Company (RVC) and Strategic Initiative Agency (SIA) were strategic partners of the meeting. Deputy head of Marinette working team, the Vice-President of Industrial Investors Group, Alexander Savelievich Pinskiy, was appointed as Conference moderator.
On the Conference, opened with plenary meeting, the First Vice-Governor of Primorsky Krai, the Director on finance, economics, business, industry, transport, road maintenance, land and property relations development, Vasiliy Ivanovich Usoltsev, welcomed the participants and noted that nowadays the most important aim is to create efficient supporting structure for innovations in the region. “We understand what to do and how to do it. It is just a matter of consolidating the efforts,” he emphasized.
General Director-Chief Designer of JSC Concern Morinformsystem-Agat, Georgy Antsev, raised a number of serious issues including the need to elaborate efficient algorithms of small, medium and large business collaboration in order to develop maritime high technologies.
Representative of the NTI project office, Alexander Alexandrovich Pavlov, described project methodology of National technology initiative including the requirements demanded of announced projects (uniqueness, export potential, presence of applicant’s corresponding assets, etc.), the way of selection, examination, approval and funding.
Members of the Conference considered a number of projects proposed to be entailed in Marinette “road map” including network of biotechnoparks deployment within the territory of Primorsky Krai and establishment of pilot zone of maritime robotics and e-navigation in Peter the Great Bay as well as development and manufacturing of miniature robotics product line on the Far Eastern factories.
Special emphasis was put on the introduction of high technology production to the international, and first of all to the Asian markets by taking participation in accelerative programs and joint technoparks.
As participants of the Conference had admitted, the region already has high-performance tools such as zones of priority development and Free port of Vladivostok that can be a base for creation of innovative ecosystem needed for realization of NTI projects.
Summing up the results of negotiations, A.S. Pinskiy had repeatedly pointed out that “the principal aim of the regional subgroup is providing help to the Far Eastern active, talented and creative groups in developing perspective projects as real successful business that is capable to provide the Russian Federation with significant share on the emerging global international markets.