Russian Federation: Subsidies of 140 million euros to “Center of Development and Commercialization of new technologies” of Skolkovo

Measure #3090 | Published 27 Feb 2012 ▲

Description

The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a ruling (the Government Decree # 1022 of 16 December 2010) to introduce state subsidies to “Center of Development and Commercialization of new technologies” of 5.5 billion rubles (140 million euros) to support modernization activities of the Russian economy through creation of innovation center Skolkovo (www.sk.ru).
The strategic goal of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre is to concentrate international intellectual capital, thereby stimulating the development of break-through projects and technologies. In the course of implementation of the project, companies that are engaged in innovative development are discovered. After a selection process, some of these become project participants of the centre. They are provided with all assistance necessary for development. The Skolkovo Foundation and its partners transform the infrastructure, resources and other possibilities of the centre, into effective services for companies that are project participants. (www.sk.ru)
 

Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:

Question Result
Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?
Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?
Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?
Was such evidence identified?
Is such evidence publicly available?
Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?
Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?
Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?
Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?

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Date Discovered:

Implemented: Yes

Date of inception: 16 Dec 2010

GTA Evaluation: Red

Source:

Government Decree # 1022 from 16 December 2010 -
http://www.government.ru/gov/results/13540/

Government Response:

Glossary of trade terms