Head of Academy of Sciences believes that the EXPO will make Ekaterinburg the brain trust.

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev. Archival photoHead of Academy of Sciences believes that the EXPO will make Ekaterinburg the brain trust.© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

The main idea of the EXPO is to make Ekaterinburg attractive enough to get «flocked brains,» said the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Alexander Sergeev, who became one of the «ambassadors» of the bid for hosting EXPO 2025 in Yekaterinburg.

«The idea EXPO — a look into the future: as the technology to build «smart city». The main idea is to make a city attractive enough, there are scientists and engineers, «flocked brains.» The fact that it is formulated as a credo of «EXPO-2025 in Yekaterinburg», — this, I believe, a very strong point of our application», — quotes Sergeeva Department of information policy of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region.

Sergeev noted that RAS can become the nerve centre of EXPO-2025 in Yekaterinburg. «Together with Valery Nikolaevich by Carolinam, Chairman of the Ural branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, we together formulated this possibility and discussed it with the Governor of the Sverdlovsk region. We by Yevgeny Vladimirovich (Kuyvashev, Governor of the region) have already met twice. And as the Russian Academy of Sciences received an invitation to be among the presenting application for the EXPO at the General Assembly of the International exhibitions Bureau, it means that our idea is supported,» — said the head wounds.

According to him, near the city of Yekaterinburg and the entire region «a powerful scientific potential, powerful industrial potential: academic institutions work together with businesses.»

«And I can say that if you watch the entire landscape of the country, Sverdlovsk oblast in this respect, stands in the region can bring their research projects to implement in the industrial sector. It is clear that economic growth is impossible without science and technology, its guarantee — fast bringing scientific developments to the market, to its logical result. In this sense, the Sverdlovsk region is very correct and is a science very quickly becomes the productive force of the economy», — said Sergeev.

Presentation of the Russian submission was held on Wednesday during the 163rd of the General Assembly of the BIE in Paris. Opponents of Yekaterinburg in the struggle for the right to conduct EXPO-2025 are Baku and Osaka.

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