Kudrin: the share of innovative products in Russia, below the required

St. PETERSBURG, October 24 — RIA Novosti. The share of innovative products in Russia is about 12%, however, in order to meet global challenges, it is necessary to have about 30%, said at an Investment forum in St.-Petersburg the Chairman of the Board of the Foundation Center for strategic research, Deputy Chairman of the economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation Alexey Kudrin.

“The share of innovative products in Russia somewhere around 12%, whereas, in order to meet world challenges, you need about 30%”, — he said.

According to Kudrin, one of the key challenges facing the economy is the technological gap.

“Among the key challenges that we face, otherwise we will not overcome this inertia dynamics, technological backwardness of Russia. We are generally on the number of publications in major fields of science only occupied 3% of the world level. If we talk about those areas in which we specializiruetsya, there are only six, and we only two levels above the average. I will call these six is physics, space exploration, earth science, mathematics, chemistry, materials science. Only in physics and space exploration — above average in the world,” he said.

“We are lagging behind on the latest key industries that today provide a breakthrough in the world economy, the industrial revolution 4.0”, — said Kudrin.