About NTI

The National Technology Initiative (NTI) is a long-term complex project creating conditions for Russian companies to become leaders on new high-tech markets that will define global economic structure for the upcoming 15-20 years. Groups of like-minded people are specially created for this program. As their members groups have technological entrepreneurs, representatives of top universities and research centres, major Russian business groups, institutes of development, expert and professional communities as well as interested authorities of executive bodies. In addition, the NTI creates and supports programs on scientific and technological development. It helps shape and communicate requests from potential leaders of new markets to the public policy system.

The NTI focuses on new global markets that will be shaped in 15-20 years. Most markets will be network-based (and will inherit approaches that already exist in the Internet or will use the Net infrastructure). New markets will be human-oriented, a person will be an ultimate consumer. Producer and consumer will be as close as possible to each other on these markets. In the framework of the NTI, Russia will focus its attention on the markets that have a capacity to create new fields in a new technological order. These chosen markets will be relevant from the point of providing national security and high quality life for citizens.

A distinctive NTI feature is that a substantial part of the check-list for Russia to achieve the leadership on new markets is defined by top high-tech businesses. Each market segment is covered by a respective working group. Each working group is headed by a successful technology entrepreneur, an expert in a specific field and a relevant Deputy Minister of a federal executive body. NTI working groups have representatives of business, scientific and educational communities, executive authorities and other interested participants.