Putin instructed to expand the support IT startups

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to 3 August this year to work out measures to support it start-UPS that are provided by development institutions. Instructions to the Cabinet of Ministers published on the Kremlin website.

the development Institutions are one of the instruments of public policy in stimulating innovation processes and the development of infrastructure using mechanisms of public-private partnerships.

development Institutions act as catalyst for private investment in priority sectors and sectors of the economy and create conditions for the formation of the infrastructure providing access to the enterprises functioning in the priority sectors of the economy, the necessary financial and information resources.

the largest institutions of development include the GC “Vnesheconombank”, JSC “RUSNANO”, JSC “Russian venture company”, the Fund for development of the Center for elaboration and commercialization of new technologies (SKOLKOVO). They provide support through funding business projects, the provision of infrastructural support and co-financing of research and development.

in addition, the government has this next year to explore issues relating to the increase in purchases of Russian software for government agencies and companies with state participation.

In early June, Putin urged not to lose sight of the difficulties now facing the it industry and the economy as a whole. The President noted the possible forced reduction of the costs of the real sector on innovation, software and related services for objective financial and economic constraints. Therefore, the President considers it necessary to support the increase in demand for Russian information technology on domestic and foreign markets.

Vladimir Putin believes it is important to create conditions for accelerated development and implementation of information technologies in the field of communication. The President noted that in the framework of the national pthe project “Digital economy” many of the solutions already provided, and the number of instructions was identified in the Message to the Federal Assembly in January of this year.

the President also instructed the Cabinet to study the implementation of software based on artificial intelligence technologies in the activity of medical organizations.

Earlier Vladimir Putin gave to the government to prepare a Federal project for the development of artificial intelligence technologies. Approve the project and proceed to its implementation in the shortest possible time. That the head of state gave at the meeting on development of information and communication technology and communication.

Putin said that in 2019, Russia has approved a long-term strategy for the development of artificial intelligence. For this programme, he stressed, “need to make a calculated, step-by-step action plan.”

Barriers to start and support promising projects in the IT industry, should be removed, said the Russian leader. We are talking about such technologies as unmanned aerial vehicles or the use of artificial intelligence in medicine, Putin said.

In particular, the Russian President instructed to accelerate the adoption of the Federal law on the pilot legal regimes, “when in compliance with all norms and safety requirements on practice practiced forward-looking solutions”. Along with this, even “under the most strict control” should be left field for experimentation, he added.