Supporting and retaining talents in regions will become one of the most important results of the work of the World-class Ural Interregional Research and Education Centre for Advanced Industrial Technologies and Materials. An increase in the number of high-tech jobs and the volume of production of innovations will help achieve the goals. This was stated by the First Deputy Vice-Rector for Science of Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin (UrFU) Vladimir Kruzhaev at the round table “Leadership of Russian Regions in the World Scientific Agenda”. The event, which was held in a remote format, was attended by representatives of ten Russian research and education centres, created within the framework of the “Science” National Project over the recent years.
“Retaining talented people in regions will be possible due to the powerful social and economic effect from the implementation of the Ural REC program intended for the period until 2024,” noted Vladimir Kruzhaev. “We expect that the contribution of the Centre to the growth of the GRP of the regions will be at least 15%, about 32% to the growth of industrial production in the regions, and about 36% to the increase in the production of innovations. In addition, over five years, the members of the Centre plan to create more than 3800 new high-tech jobs, and more than 3000 people will be trained in the REC competence centres in the interests of regional development. The total volume of advanced technologies developed and transferred for implementation will amount to over 1800.”
Photo: First Deputy Vice-Rector for Science Vladimir Kruzhaev
The main goals of the Centre are the leadership of Russia in the field of creating advanced industrial technologies and new materials, ensuring a balanced advanced development of the leading industrial regions of our country, and interregional coordination of industrial and research and development policies.
“Work in this field will help to adequately respond to the challenges the REC regions are facing today,” emphasizes Vladimir Kruzhaev. “This will open up access to the most important technologies for enterprises, reduce the gap in the level of social and economic development of certain territories, and improve the state of ecology of the centres of industrial development. REC will strengthen the innovative activity of the real sector of the economy and ensure the growth of investments in technology projects.”
South Ural State University (SUSU) is a university of digital transformations, where innovative research is conducted in most of the priority fields of science and technology development. In accordance with the strategy of scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation, the university is focused on the development of big scientific interdisciplinary projects in the field of digital industry, materials science, and ecology. In the Year of Science and Technology, it will take part in the competition under the Priority-2030 program. The university acts as a regional project office of the World-class Ural Interregional Research and Education Centre (UIREC).