Social and Cultural Factors in the Innovative Development of Russian Regions

January 14, 2017, 12:30 – 14:30, Building 5, 5th floor, Room 506

Technology policy has been implemented in Russia for a long period of time, but it has rarely taken into account peculiarities of the social base. In 2016, MER initiated a large-scale case study of innovative behavior and the attitude towards technological innovations in the population of different regions of Russia. The results of this study will be presented for the first time at the Gaidar Forum.

Issues for Discussion

  • Is the Russian Federation “techno-optimisitic or techno-pessimistic”?
  • What is the actual level of support for innovation policy on the part of the population in Russia?
  • How does socio-cultural specificity determine the differences in the innovative development of regions?


  • Alexander Auzan
    Alexander Auzan

    Dean, Department of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University


  • Alexey Gusev
    Alexey Gusev

    Director, Department for Development of Innovation Ecosystem, RVC JSC

  • Victor Vakhshtain
    Victor Vakhshtain

    Dean, Social Sciences Faculty, the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES); Dean, Department of Philosophy and Sociology, School of Public Policy, RANEPA; Editor-in-Chief, Sociology of Power Magazine

  • Aleksandr Oslon
    Aleksandr Oslon

    President, Public Opinion Foundation

  • Pavel Luksha
    Pavel Luksha

    Professor of Practice, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

  • Boris Ryabov
    Boris Ryabov

    Managing Partner, Bright Capital LLC

  • Oleg Kharkhordin
    Oleg Kharkhordin

    Rector, European University at St. Petersburg

  • Larisa Pautova
    Larisa Pautova

    Managing Director, Public Opinion Fund

  • Vladimir Spiridonov
    Vladimir Spiridonov

    Head, Cognitive Psychology Laboratory, RANEPA