In 2018, the creation of the basic NTI infrastructure was completed, the process of updating strategic documents was initiated, and the work of the Project Office was streamlined. Associated anchor projects and programmes were launched: up Great technology contests, NTI Сenters of excellence and infrastructure centers.
In July 2018, a long-term NTI implementation plan for the period 2018–2021 was adopted. The plan was developed by RVC with the participation of NTI working groups, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, government agencies and other stakeholders.
- monitoring the implementation and updating of the road map system;
- improving the performance of the current portfolio of NTI projects; the creation of a roster of promising candidates;
- development of NTI financial instruments;
- development of NTI infrastructure: launching a system of infrastructure centers, ensuring the active participation of federal executive bodies and securing their role in regulatory documents, prioritizing the activities of development institutions;
- launching a programme to overcome technological barriers: organizing the work of the NTI Centers of excellence, running technology competitions;
- improvement of the regulatory framework for NTI markets.
The process of updating the NTI road maps began in 2018: in April, an updated version of the AutoNet road map was approved, and the process of updating the NeuroNet roadmap got under way in December.
In order to provide regulatory support for the implementation of the NTI, the Government of the Russian Federation approved seven regulatory road maps in 2018 for the TechNet, MariNet, AutoNet, AeroNet, EnergyNet, HealthNet and NeuroNet markets. These documents contain step-by-step action plans aimed at eliminating regulatory barriers to the development of NTI markets. RVC, as the NTI Project Office, provided expert support for the preparation of the road maps, and it also monitors adopted regulatory acts.
In terms of regulatory and technical regulation in 2018, the Cyber-Physical Systems Technical Committee, created within RVC, initiated, together with market players, more than 30 national standards in the area of cross-cutting technologies, including projects in the interests of the EnergyNet, TechNet and SafeNet NTI markets. One important area of the Committee’s work was the promotion of Russian documents at the international level. In October 2018, ISO/IEC experts approved the draft Russian standard on the industrial IoT, and the development of a number of multilingual standards got under way. As of the end of the year, more than 80 organizations had taken part in the Cyber-Physical Systems Technical Committee and its working groups.
We need to discover new tools in the next two to three years. The goals of the NTI need to be met in a systematic fashion, through cooperation and the involvement of a larger number of players. We have chosen a limited number of goals and will continue to adhere to them. The NTI, as originally planned, is not only about support for individual product projects. Our overarching goal is to achieve global leadership. According to our plans, at least five leading companies should be created by 2035.Alexander Povalko, RVC CEO