An Innovation Economy: Opportunities for Smart Specialization in the Regions

06 Jun , 15:00–16:15
The Russian Economy: Achieving National Development Goals
conference hall (Krasnodar Region stand)
In partnership with SAP

The Strategy for Spatial Development, which aims to improve the effectiveness of state support measures, identifies promising economic specializations for all constituent entities of the Russian Federation based on their competitive advantages. Smart specialization may be one of the tools for landing effective specializations and enhancing the innovative activity of regions. What approach is used in Russia to provide state support for sectors of the economy? What methodology is used to select priorities for smart specialization and adapt it in Russia? What management system, mechanisms, tools and implementation procedures are needed at the federal level to implement smart specialization? Who should play the leading role in defining smart specializations – the state, regions or business? How should territorial support instruments correlate to the requirements of international organizations?

Alexander Ivlev, CIS Managing Partner, Deputy Regional Accounts Leader for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia, EY

Pavel Grachev, Chief Executive Officer, Polyus
Vadim Zhivulin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Alexander Klaeger, Chief Operating Officer, Head of Cloud Business for Middle and Eastern Europe, SAP
Aleksey Kozlov, Member of the Management Board, Managing Director, SIBUR
Sergey Malyshev, Senior Vice President, Financial Director, Norilsk Nickel
Sergey Mytenkov, Vice President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Evgeniy Nikitin, Chief Executive Officer, RUSAL
Alexander Uss, Governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory
Ivan Fedotov, Director, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)