Bioeconomy: Innovation and Bioproduction

07 Jun , 12:00–13:00
Technologies for Leadership
Congress Centre, zone D, VEB.RF conference hall D2

The development of high-tech fields of science is critical for ensuring the technological sovereignty, leadership, and economic competitiveness of any country. Thus, the dynamically developing innovations in biotechnology and bioproduction, utilized across a wide range of economic sectors, constitute a sustainable bioeconomy and are essential for achieving the country’s independence in crucial aspects of societal life support. Although the scientific and technological sphere draws funding from various sources, including state corporations and organizations within the real sector of the economy, the pace of development in biotechnologies and innovations remains inadequate to satisfy market demands. The development of systemic support measures can help overcome related and cross-sectoral barriers that slow down the promotion of innovations and knowledge-intensive solutions. Simultaneously, prioritizing areas for promoting innovations in biotechnology and bioproduction is pivotal for the long-term establishment of the bioeconomy, thereby increasing society’s demand for the substance and quality of science and technology policy planning. The state’s responsibility in selecting science and technology development priorities also necessitates careful justification of decisions to support and finance science-intensive areas and projects that will furnish the economy and the social sphere with the latest developments and products.

Andrey Fursenko, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation

Maria Vorontsova, Member of the Presidium, Russian Association for the Promotion of Science
Vadim Govorun, Director, Research Institute of System Biology and Medicine (RISBM)
Sergey Ivanov, Executive Director, Member of the Board of Directors, EFKO Management Company
Wilmar Alfredo Castro Soteldo, Minister of People's Power for Agriculture and Lands of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Oksana Luth, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Popov, Head of Laboratory of Enzyme Engineering, Federal Research Centre "Fundamentals of Biotechnology" of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Pavel Yakovlev, Deputy General Director for Early Development and Research of a Biotechnology Company, BIOCAD