Reception of applications for the establishment of centers of breakthrough research

Information Technology

The Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation announces call for applications to participate in a pilot project for the creation and development of centers of breakthrough research in the field of information technology. The project is implemented jointly Russian Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications of Russia in the instructions of the President of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev on 27 December 2012 following the meeting of the Presidium of the Presidential Council on economic modernization and innovative development. Collection of applications will continue until September 20, 2013.

The project aims to create on the basis of Russian research organizations and universities research centers that perform groundbreaking research and development of world-class IT and targeted training, as well as implementing effective principles and modalities of integration of science, education and business. 

During the project, the two ministries form a separate working group with the participation of leading experts, including representatives of the industry. It will develop a requirements gathering and analysis of proposals by interested organizations about the formation of the IT centers and their development programs, the preparation of proposals for the formation and adjustment of the structure of these programs, their development and analysis of compliance with the requirements, the preparation of proposals for the definition of cutting-edge areas and the formation of breakthrough research topics IT, the criteria for the competitive selection of the participants.

Deputy Minister of Communications, Mark Shmulevich, said: "Despite the fact that Russia has formed centers of IT research — particularly in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Tomsk — the general level of research is not yet high . Measure this level of need by world standards. A joint project of the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Education — is the creation of a new tool with which scientific institutes and universities will be able to develop on the basis of its world-class research in the most promising areas of IT. The rules for selection centers, their support will be tailored to specific research is in the field of IT. "

To participate in the project to interested research organizations and higher education institutions should be sent to Ministry of Education of Russia’s strategic development program for the IT center. Form containing the requirements for the structure and content of the programs is available at the following link:

The program should be designed to address the development of human resources, the development of research, development and commercialization of high-tech products in the field of information technology. The program is developed for a period of 5 years starting from 2014. Collection of programs made by e-mail until September 20, 2013.

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