The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) was established under Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1140 as of September 20, 2010.The Russian Federation is the Academy’s founder and the Government of the country has the founder’s authority.
The Russian Presidential Academy was established through a merger of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation (ANE), the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RAPA) and several federal state educational institutions charged with training civil servants.
The RANEPA is one of the Russian leading universities implementing programs of higher education and further training for highly professional specialists (economists, financiers, bankers, lawyers and managers). The Academy is a major scientific, research and consulting centre working in close collaboration with public authorities and private companies.
The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute)
The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute) was founded in the late 1990 (then –the Institute of Economic Policy of the Academy of National Economy and the USSR Academy of Sciences, later – the Institute for the Economy in Transition). Until December 2009, the Institute was headed by Yegor Gaidar. Throughout its history, the Gaidar Institute has had its ups and downs, but it has always been in high demand of the country’s political and economic elites. Its research fellows manage to combine theoretical research and applied economic and political studies and stick to the rule that all theoretical insights should be pushed through to draft laws or resolutions.
The Gaidar Institute is involved in both fundamental and applied research in the following fields: macroeconomics and finance; development of real sector; evolution of public institutions; ownership and corporate management; political economy; regional development; agrarian policy; legal research (including expertise and development of laws and regulations).
Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
The Memorandum on the establishment of the interregional Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR) was signed on May 21, 2010 in Tomsk during the XIII Innovation Forum Innovus.
The purpose of the Association is to contribute to the efficient development of innovative member regions built on the recognition of various prevailing models of scientific and technological growth of regions.
The list of the Association’s members includes: the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Republic of Mordovia, the Republic of Tatarstan, the Altai, Krasnoyarsk and Perm territories, the Irkutsk, Kaluga, Lipetsk, Novosibirsk, Samara, Tomsk, Tyumen and Ulyanovsk regions.
Areas of activity:
- organizational work;
- expert, analytical and methodical work;
- promotion of priority innovation projects of AIRR regions;
- informational support and development of communications;
- educational activities;
- international activities.
The tasks of the Association include:
- promotion of joint innovation, economic, scientific, technological and educational projects of the AIRR member regions in the governmental authorities of the Russian Federation;
- interaction with the legislative and executive authorities, development institutions, relevant ministries, and departments, assistance in fundraising for the development of innovation infrastructure;
- stimulating the exchange of experience on the establishment of favorable economic, social, legal, educational and creative environment for innovation development. Shaping the intellectual agenda with a view to develop innovations on a nationwide scale;
- active participation in expert evaluation of key economic legislative drafts under consideration in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; to this end, the Association and AIRR regions are represented in the parliamentary expert councils;
- interaction with similar foreign associations.
The Association’s regions account for:
- 26.3% (or more than 1/4) of GRP (Gross Regional Product) of the Russian Federation;
- 30% of all innovative products in this country;
- 27% of all innovative organizations;
- 1/4 of technological innovation costs;
- 15% of research and development costs;
- RUR 231 billion of state support and governmental procurement.
Over 300 innovative infrastructure facilities operate in the Association’s regions, including regional engineering centers, technoparks, industrial parks, business incubators, innovative territorial clusters and others that account for almost a half (45%) of all facilities operating in the Russian Federation.