FINAL INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE
On October 16-18, 2012. in New Delhi, Republic of India, Russian-Indian Round Table "Effective exploration of the available mechanisms for promotion of joint innovative projects, commercialization of results of research and technological developments is a significant potential for Russia and India industrial modernization” was held.
The Round Table was organized by NP "Russian-Indian Scientific & Technological Centre”, Moscow Unit with the financial support from Ministry of Education and Science, Russian Federation, assistance and participation of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, Chambers of Commerce of Russia and India, Business Council for Cooperation with India, and active organizational and methodical support of Indo-Russian Science and Technology Centre, Delhi Unit, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, (Dehradun, India), National Research Tomsk State University, Russia.
Among the participants of the Round Table there were about 60 leading scientists, developers of innovative technologies and equipment. Also there were more than 30 representatives of academic and business community of both countries as guests.
The Round Table was opened with a plenary meeting under the joint chairmanship of Professor A.G. Volodin of Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation and Professor S.K. Das, director of UPES Department of International Affairs. In the course of reports the participants discussed Russian and Indian innovative potential and capacity for economics diversification, paths of development of economic cooperation models. The debates were held in topic panel session format:
1. Energy efficiency and conservation, including machinery and technologies for renewable energy that meet the requirements for environmental and user safety
2. Innovative software (regarded as a service)
3. New materials industry
4. Medical equipment
5. New technologies in agriculture and water supply
The main goal of the plenary and topic meetings and discussions was to enhance constructive dialogue between research and business communities, facilitate cooperation and create new linkages, develop the industrial assets, promote new R&D and business projects.
In accordance with the plan of the business program, developed on the basis of the mutual interest of the parties, Professor A.B. Zolotukhin, Vice-Rector for international cooperation of Gubkin University of Oil and Gas, RF, and representatives of Russian New University (Moscow), Professor E.A. Palkin, Vice-Rector for innovations, and G.A. Gabrielyan, Deputy Director of the Center for International Education, visited the campus of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies in Dehradun, held talks and signed agreements on cooperation.
Dr. S.N. Podchufarov, Director General, "Russian innovation company Ltd.", Moscow; Dr. N.A. Badulin, Director General, OJSC "FiBra", Novosibirsk, Professor N.V. Malyutin, Deputy Director General for innovations, Dr.V.D. Dmitriev, chief expert, OJSC «SAPSAN», Moscow, were invited to the Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) for the meeting with Dr. D.K. Singh and held bilateral talks on cooperation in joint projects.
Professor Alexander Shalumov, CEO of "CALS Technologies, Ltd.”, Moscow, was invited to "Mechartes Researcher" company in Noida and successfully held talks and signed the agreement on the testing of ASONIKA system in India.
Over all there were signed 7 memorandums of understanding and agreements of cooperation.
On the outcome of the Round Table the participants adopted Final Records, that contains the following recommendations:
1. For the full development of Russian-Indian scientific-technological cooperation and joint investment projects to contribute to the development of the most important applied researches and developments, to create conditions for the work of the joint Russian-Indian research and design and experimental teams.
2. To engage Indian universities and technological institutes in joint activities as they have accumulated great experience in commercializing in various branches of knowledge.
3. Using the potential of the results achieved in the implementation of joint projects to promote innovative developments on the Russian and Indian markets and facilitate the effective introduction of innovations in the industry to implement the tasks of the technological modernization of both countries.
4. To involve Indian specialists not only in the field of innovation and high technology, but also managers, experts in the field of commercialization of scientific developments. To stimulate the competition between developers of innovative products by supporting the development of activities of enterprises and organizations working in the area of technology commercialization.
5. To support innovative activity of existing business, to promote the emergence of new joint Russian-Indian innovation companies. To introduce the idea of perception of innovations as essential condition for the development of prospects for any company, industry, a country economics in general.
The participants of the Round Table recommended that a series of such events should be held in various cities of India and Russia. The next meeting of the Round Table is tentatively scheduled to be held in 2013, in Hyderabad, India.