Russia to decide on conceptual design of future soldier’s combat gear by year-endMilitary & Defense August 23, 13:09
Press review: Netanyahu in Russia to focus on Iran and NSA spies on Russian net usersPress Review August 23, 13:00
Netanyahu calls strengthening Iran’s positions in Syria a threat to entire worldWorld August 23, 12:52
Russia to use principally new solutions in 5th-generation submarine constructionMilitary & Defense August 23, 12:46
Russia’s ‘soldier of future’ combat gear proves its worth in SyriaMilitary & Defense August 23, 12:33
Monitoring center for southern Syrian de-escalation zone starts activities in AmmanWorld August 23, 12:03
Two frigates of 11356 project to be finalized for Indian NavyMilitary & Defense August 23, 12:00
Ratnik combat gear enters service, delivery to army beginsMilitary & Defense August 23, 11:16
Russian film director says Anna Karenina: Vronsky’s Story will contend for OscarSociety & Culture August 23, 10:36
New technologies are replacing old ones, automation and robot-based workforce are replacing human labour, and the world is at the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution. The leading nations have long been investing in technologies of the future and creating consortiums that bring together the government, business and science. In Russia, the tech gap is dragging the economy down, and the country needs a proactive approach to develop technologies and markets of the future.
Experts estimate that Russia is about three to four times behind the leading nations in digitisation of its economy.
To ensure a shift from a resource-based economy towards a high-tech one, in December 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Executive Order on the Scientific and Technological Development Strategy of the Russian Federation.
The National Technology Initiative (NTI) was launched with a goal to define new markets and key technologies of the future, and to offer a package of measures supporting development of products and services on those markets.
Key NTI technologies include digital design and modelling, new materials, additive technologies (3D printing), Big Data, neurotechnologies, artificial intelligence and control systems, genomics and synthetic biology, bionics, etc. Going forward, their development could take the country to a leading position in the global technology market.