A systematic analysis of the information contained in reports
presented at this seminar specifies steps that seem necessary for the
development of innovation activity in the nuclear cities:
1. Innovation activity should be supported at the federal
level, including passage of a federal law and accompanying
regulations governing innovation processes. A mechanism
for the implementation of state innovation policy should
also be created.
2. A focused policy is needed for maintaining and
stimulating the development of innovative technologies and
products developed at the city-forming enterprises. These
projects should be developed separately but with the
active participation of the base enterprises, which
provide the premises, equipment, and specialists. Minatom
should provide targeted support and incentives.
3. The innovation infrastructure, including technology
incubators, technoparks, and innovation zones, requires
targeted support and development. Such structures should
be provided with special tax incentives.
4. Targeted investment funds should be created with
support from the federal budget (Minatom) for the
development of small conversion-oriented and innovative
activities. Procedures for obtaining support from these
funds should be simplified. Financing should be of a
strictly focused nature with investment results to be
5. Innovation-oriented venture capital funds should be
established. They would participate as investors in
projects involving increased risks and long recoupment
6. Simplified procedures should be instituted for
transferring state property into other forms of ownership,
including opportunities for price reductions during the
sale or leasing of property if it is connected with
innovation-oriented activities. A mechanism should be
developed for transferring equipment and production
facilities on favorable terms if they are to be used in
promising conversion-related activities.
7. An enterprise restructuring program should be
developed, with separate activities to be spun off into
separate independent enterprises.