Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions have caused an unprecedented growth in demand for digital education technologies: in the first quarter of 2020, the number of downloads of educational applications worldwide increased by 45%. The growth rates of the Russian EdTech market are very high, though it is at the initial stage of development. What are the prospects and risks in the Russian segment of the industry and do domestic market players need government support? This issue was discussed at a video conference organized by the Analytical Center.
“The Russian oil and gas industry has been heavily affected by COVID-19 pandemic, with the peak in April-May 2020, largely in the form of drastic and considerable reduction of domestic demand for energy resources, primarily motor fuel and partially natural gas”, the Analytical Center Expert Alexander Amiragian said at the Business Forum “Oil and Gas. Russia. CIS”
"We ran a pilot pre-qualification to test methodological approach to determination of domestic solutions, which are based on cross-cutting digital technologies with high competitive ability", Igor Krymsky, the Lead Advisor of the Analytical Center, told his foreign colleagues at the “Digital technologies in the economy and society” international panel.
The transformation of the higher education system becomes critical in the context of the development of technology entrepreneurship. How do institutions of higher learning incorporate new mechanisms into their education programs and what challenges do they face? The Analytical Center expert Inna Karakchieva posed these questions to participants of a panel discussion organized by the Center.
Head of the Analytical Center’s Department for the Fuel-and-Energy Sector, Housing, and Public Utilities Victoria Gimadi has indicated which problems need to be addressed at the stage of competitive selection for modernizing inefficient generation facilities in isolated and remote territories. There are lots of intersections in the elaboration of rules and the competitive selection process, the expert said. There are also discrepancies in key parameters of competitive selection in terms of bidders, goals, subjects, possible regulatory and legal framework, and sources of funding, and a number of questions need to be answered, she said.