Head of Academy of Sciences was named the best place to create an international scientific center

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The Russian island is the best place to build a large international research and innovation center that would contribute to the development of the Far East of Russia, the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev.

Earlier Wednesday, the Russian President, speaking at the WEF, proposed to establish on the island of Russian centre of digital development in such areas, in particular, software development, storage technology and transfer of big data, cybersecurity, robotics, unmanned vehicles. Putin instructed the government to work out a special status for the island of Russian, which would give the chance to start there’s start-UPS, testing, and implementation of the most advanced technological developments whose practical application is not described in the legislation.

«In a certain sense, was the long-awaited proposal of the President, because the Russian island like no other place intended to ensure that there was innovation centre, maybe international», — Sergeyev told reporters on the sidelines of the WEF. According to him, it will be «a magnet, the center of gravity», filled with infrastructure to conduct cutting-edge research.

«And the far Eastern region is not only deserves, but needs this, because here, across the border, are rapidly developing economy,» — said Sergeyev.

«We need to make the far East high-tech. And this takes place with special attention of the government, from the Academy of Sciences, scientists in order to come investment, not only money, but also human capital», — said the head wounds.

But people will go to a new place, if they are interested, said Sergeyev. «And it’s not just a question of money, but also create a creative atmosphere. And in order to such atmosphere, you need a place which is known and which employs a large number of scientists, innovators,» he explained.

Fourth Eastern economic forum will be held at the site of the campus of the far Eastern Federal University on island Russian in Vladivostok on September 11-13. MIA «Russia today» is the General information partner of international economic forum.