The Export Potential of Russian Technologies and Education
In a world dominated by two competing tech superpowers – China and the US – many countries are struggling to secure technological sovereignty and maintain a sufficient foundation to continue their own scientific and technological development. Russia – like Germany, France, Japan, Brazil, India, Turkey, and others – is faced with a strategic challenge between joining one of the two main hubs, or attempting to build their own standards and systems. Decisions regarding technological direction, planning, and integration pathways will be among the biggest faced over the coming 20–30 years. Furthermore, cooperation in the tech sphere is becoming a key aspect of international relations. Russia, like other countries, is set to build a next-generation digital infrastructure, and is in a position to do so in cooperation with its partners, emphasizing open global standards and platforms. In forging scientific and technological alliances, Russia has the opportunity to move towards achieving technological independence, which will be key to building trust and making the digital environment more secure. What needs to be done to facilitate exports of Russian technologies and know-how? What should be Russia’s global technology strategy, and how should institutions operate in pursing the country’s goals? What steps could the government take to support Russian companies, build experience, and increase lobbying resources, which pale in comparison to those of international competitors? And what could be the government’s role in developing new technological standards and market norms and rules?
Andrey Bezrukov, President, Technological Sovereignty Exports Association; Professor, Department of Applied International Analysis, MGIMO University
Mikhail Kovalchuk, President, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’
Alok Kumar, Chairman, Akis Tech Ltd.
Valentin Makarov, President, Russoft Association
Thi Thu Giang Nguyen, Vice Chairwoman, Secretary General, Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (online)
Valery Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Andrey Fursenko, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Aleksander Yakovenko, Rector, The Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia