CSR "North-West" Became the Project Office of the RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education
CSR “North-West” has won the competition of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation for the implementation of work on provision of information and analytical support as well as organizational and technical support for activities of world-class research and education centers (RECs).
The tasks of the Foundation include provision of expert, consulting and methodological support to the newly established RECs, including the preparation of applications for participation in the competitive selection.
A world-class research and education center is an association supported by a constituent entity of the Russian Federation without formation of a legal entity of federal state-funded educational institutions of higher education and (or) research organizations with organizations operating in the real sector of the economy and carrying out activities in accordance with the center’s program of activities.
It became possible to create and obtain funding for the RECs due to Development of Scientific and Scientific-Industrial Cooperation federal project within the framework of the Science national project.
A total of five RECs were created in 2019 within the framework of the Science national project on the basis of integration of educational institutions of higher education and research organizations and their cooperation with organizations operating in the real sector of the economy:
• REC “Innovative Solutions in the Agro-Industrial Complex” of the Belgorod Oblast;
• West Siberian world-class interregional research and education center of the Tyumen Oblast, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug;
• REC “Kuzbass” of the Kemerovo Oblast;
• REC “Technoplatform 2035” of the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast;
• REC “Sustainable Natural Resource Management” of the Perm Krai.
These five RECs will receive the first grants in the form of subsidies to support their activities as early as in 2020.
10 more RECs will be created and receive grant support in 2020 and 2021.