On August 15, at the Army-2023 International Military-Technical Forum, the Association of Clusters, Technoparks and SEZs of Russia acted as the organizer of the round-table discussion of the Expert Council on the development of industrial infrastructure (industrial parks, technology parks, ecotechnoparks and clusters) and the Expert Council on power engineering, electrical and cable industry of the State Duma Committee on Industry and Trade "Industrial clusters and technology parks as effective tools for diversifying defense industry enterprises: experience, trends, prospects".

Round-table discussion was moderated by Alexander Kozlovsky, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Industry and Trade of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, and Andrey Shpilenko, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the ACTP RF, as co-moderator.

Presentations were made by Deputy Director of the Department of Regional Industrial Policy of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia Leonid Danilov, Director of the Association of Clusters, Technoparks and SEZs of Russia Mikhail Labudin, as well as representatives of Yumateks JSC, Granit PJSC, Kalashnikov Concern JSC, Omsktransmash JSC, GC "Titan" and ANO DPO "Institute of Knowledge Economy".

The main topic of the round table touched upon the issues of attracting support measures to reduce costs in the implementation of dual-purpose and civil projects at defense industry enterprises using industrial clusters, industrial parks and industrial technology parks. More than 100 representatives of military-industrial complex enterprises, industrial technology parks, special economic zones, state authorities, scientific and educational centers, public organizations and members of the Association of Clusters, Technoparks and SEZs of Russia took part in the discussion of the diversification of defense industry enterprises.

The final resolution of the discussion included proposals in the following areas:

  • Prolongation of the program aimed at creating and developing the infrastructure of parks within the framework of the RF Government Decree No. 316;

  • Carrying out the restructuring of budget loans provided to the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, repayable in 2025–2029 and prolonging the effect of the RF Government Decree No. 1704;

  • Reducing the minimum loan amount for participants in industrial clusters to 100 million rubles and increasing the period of the preferential rate up to 10 years (RF Government Decree No. 295);

  • Extending the reduction in insurance premium rates to 7.6% (FL-64) to enterprises participating in industrial clusters implementing projects for the production of import-substituting industrial products;

  • Resumption of the work of the RF Government Decree No. 41 in the previous edition with reimbursement of up to 50% of the costs incurred by the participants of industrial clusters.

“According to the results of the round table discussion, together with the Committee and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, we will contact the Government of the Russian Federation with these initiatives,” comments Mikhail Labudin, Director of the ACTP RF.