I am pleased to welcome organizers, participants and guests of the IXth Samara Inter-Regional Economic Forum Cluster Policy – Basis for Innovative Development of National Economy.
The tool of state support of innovative territorial clusters in Russia, which has been working for three years already, demonstrates its importance for implementation of cluster projects and initiatives. Active steps taken by industrial clusters in the modern environment are intended to facilitate solving of tasks of import replacement with competitive domestic products.
The process of implementation of the cluster approach is growing wider and wider year by year in various entities of the Russian Federation. Samara region is deservedly considered to be one of the pioneers in the area of practical implementation of the regional development tools based on cluster initiatives.
The Forum has proved to be an efficient site for constructive dialog between representatives of the authorities, business and science on various issues of actual realization of cluster policy.
It’s extremely important that the activities by all business players should be aimed at achieving the goals of national welfare. In this respect, the cluster institutions should have their special place and active position as the points of localization of technological and innovative competences, industrial resources and highly skilled personnel.
I wish to all participants of the Forum to have fruitful cooperation, successful work and implementation of all their new and ambitious projects!