Wednesday 31 October 2018

Development of Innovation Economies in the Middle East

Development of Innovation Economies in the Middle East Development of Innovation Economies in the Middle East

Institute of Oriental Studies, 200th Anniversary Conference

The desire to create an economic system whose long-term development will be based on innovation is a global trend. The countries of the Middle East are not an exception in this case. Moreover, for these countries promoting innovation may be the only solution to a number of significant problems in the region, such as shortage of fresh water, gradual depletion of hydrocarbon reserves, and lack of food.

Russia returns actively to the Middle East. Our country cannot build a long-term strategic presence in the region without taking into account the trends of socio-economic development. It is quite possible that in addition to political ties, Russian cooperation with the countries of the Middle East in the fields of science, technology, and education can produce a more solid foundation for exchange. Moreover, in contrast to mere political cooperation, these ties are more readily and naturally converted into real economic benefit.

The following issues were planned to be discussed:

  1. Forming an innovatiors community in the Middle East
  2. The role of the state in the development of the region’s innovations based economy
  3. Regional cooperation 
  4. The Middle East in the world innovation processes
  5. Financing innovation specifics in the islamic countries
  6. Possible participation of Russia in the innovation economics development in the Middle East
  7. The new economy as an instrument for overcoming the socio-political crisis in the the Middle East countries
  8. Digital transformation and education in the countries of the region

 List of participants:

  1. Alexander Akimov (Russia)
  2. Igor Avdakov (Russia)
  3. Svetlana Babenkova (Russia)
  4. Irina Deryugina (Russia)
  5. Alexander Filonik (Russia)
  6. Gurgen Gukasyan (Russia)
  7. Afif Haider (Syria)
  8. Vladimir Isaev (Russia)
  9. Nikita Konopaltsev (Russia)
  10. Andrey Korotayev (Russia)
  11. Vladimir Korovkin (Russia)
  12. Dmitry Maryasis (Russia)
  13. Vitaly Melyantsev (Russia)
  14. Lyudmila Rudenko (Russia)
  15. Nadezhda Shilova (Russia)
  16. Zoya Solovyova (Russia)
  17. Igor Tomberg (Russia)
  18. Omar Al-Ubaydli (Bahrain)
  19. Gleb Vitkov (Russia)
  20. Mahmud Al Zanbua (Syria)