Sustaining Economic Expansion
Panel Session

Science and technology play a predominant role in providing solutions to modern humanity’s critical challenges. Science itself is evolving as it confronts new challenges, but to what extent are these changes the result of external factors? What is currently driving scientific development internationally and in Russia: responding to external demands or the sequential logic of R&D activities? What are the key foundations of modern-day scientific and technical development and how might this change? What are some of the potential social, economic, and political impacts that can be derived from effective approaches to scientific development?

Andrei Fursenko , Aide to the President of the Russian Federation

Steven Durlauf , Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mikhail Kovalchuk , President, National Research Centre ”Kurchatov Institute”
Vladimir Fortov , President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Youngsuk Chi , Chairman, Elsevier B.V.
Anatoliy Chubais , Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation
Michel Charouk , Vice President, Global Operations and Transformation, IBM Global Markets

Yuri Balega , Chair, Scientific Coordination Council of FANO Russia
Vasily Belov , Senior Vice President for Innovation, Skolkovo Foundation
Ivan Danilin , Head of Innovation Policy Section, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO)
Alexander Dynkin , Member and Secretary of the Department of Global Problems and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
Vladimir Knyaginin , Vice President, Strategic Research Center Foundation
Alexander Kuleshov , President, Skoltech
Alexander Povalko , Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Ekaterina Shapochka , Member of the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation
Ruslan Yunusov , Chief Executive Officer, Russian Quantum Center


Key moments

Progress now largely depends on our skills in monitoring, processing, accumulating and linking data. Data have become the “fuel” for the economy and social progress.
Ekaterina Shapochka
Manufacturing industries do not generate demand for science. Demand is an outgrowth of the innovation economy.
Anatoly Chubais