Disruptors: Trends and Technologies
Panel Session
Pavilion 8, Conference Hall 8.2 Innovation Hall

Innovation in modern high technology applications has often benefited from massive R&D investments as well as substantial public sector basic science expenditures. Given the difficult economic climate, can businesses be expected to maintain heavy funding for scientific and technology development? What is the correct balance between public support of basic scientific research and private sector R&D? How can new models in international collaboration and co-investment schemes mitigate the costs and risks in R&D?

Maxim Safonov , Deputy President, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Igor Akhmerov , General Director, Hevel LLC
Anatoly Karachinsky , President, IBS Group
Madhukar Kotwal , Member of the Board of Directors, President of Heavy Engineering, Larsen & Toubro Heavy Engineering
Sergey Kravchenko , President, Boeing Russia/CIS
Dmitry Livanov , Minister of Science and Education of the Russian Federation
Sumit Mazumder , President, Confederation of Indian Industry
Christian Morales , Vice President, Intel Corporation
Konstantin Nosov , General Director, Angstrem
Jean Raby , Chief Financial and Legal Officer, Alcatel-Lucent
Andrey Sapelin , First Deputy Chairman, State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Vladimir Fortov , President, Russian Academy of Sciences


Key moments

It is harmful for science and education to be localized and it is impossible to import them.
Sergey Kravchenko
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Jean Raby
Eliminating excessive regulation, increasing competition in the economy, and eliminating various barriers that are preventing competition are among the challenges that the government needs to resolve.
Dmitry Livanov