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28 October, 2015
Dmitry Livanov: consolidation of resources and opportunities will enable us to take leading positions in the scientific sectors

On October 28, Moscow – Within Open Innovation Forum and Technology Show 2015 the strategic session "Research Infrastructure of the BRICS Countries" took place.
The Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Dmitry Livanov, the Special advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Andrey Fursenko, the Minister of Science and Technology of India Harsh Varkhan, the Ambassador of Brazil Carlos Enrique Cardim, the Minister of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa Naledi Pandor, the Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China Tsao Jianlin and the Director of the Kurchatov Institute Research Center Mikhail Kovalchuk took part in the session work.
The project on creation of the unified international research infrastructure aimed at consolidation of financial and intellectual resources of five countries for implementation of scientific megaprojects of the international level offered by the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Dmitry Livanov became the main subject of the session:
"Now each country of BRICS implements the projects on creation of world-class research infrastructures being the breakthrough in the corresponding areas of scientific knowledge. Russia actively participates in creation of the international research infrastructures and possesses huge scientific potential, started a number of mega-science class projects implementation within its territory.
These projects are of exclusive value for strategic development of science and technology of any country. Today we have a unique opportunity to unite the resources and the opportunities for successful implementation of large research infrastructures being created in the territory of the countries of BRICS that will let us take the leading positions in the respective scientific sectors.
For the purpose of financial and intellectual resources consolidation, in order to create large research infrastructures of BRICS, formation of the unified authority (forum) of BRICS countries is reasonable, which activities shall be resulted in the "road map" research infrastructures created in the territory of the countries of BRICS".
While commenting on Dmitry Livanov's initiative the Ambassador of Brazil Carlos Enrique Cardim noted that the ideas of coordination and integration based on the mutual exchange of knowledge are absolutely reasonable and necessary for science and technology development of the countries.
The Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China Tsao Jianlin offered to develop also the support mechanism for international intergovernmental organizations dealing with the global issues, the global level of researches.
Complete broadcast of the Strategic session in Russian and English is available on the official site of Open Innovations Forum and Technology Show 2015: http://forinnovations.ru/

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Open Innovations Forum and Technology Show 2015 is the largest Russian event that focuses on future technologies in the modern human society, economy and everyday life. Forum has been held since 2012 under the aegis of the Russian Government, with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and with the participation of the Moscow City Government as well as Russian institutes of development: RUSNANO, RVC, Skolkovo Foundation, Vnesheconombank, Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology. The operator of the Forum is St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Foundation. Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, heads of governments of some foreign countries, representatives of large companies have taken part in the Forum over the last three years.
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