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25th April 2024

Digitalization of Industrial Russia (CIPR) Conference: A Leading Event in Russia’s Digital Economy

The "Digitalization of Industrial Russia" (CIPR) conference is recognized as one of the top five business events in Russia's digital economy sector. Renowned for its extensive representation and influential discussions, CIPR serves as a pivotal platform for exploring the digital transformation of society and various key economic sectors.

Key Highlights of CIPR:

  • Top Business Event: CIPR is a leading event in the digital economy, drawing significant participation from industry leaders and experts.
  • Focus on Digital Transformation: The conference is dedicated to discussing the ongoing digital transformation in society and critical economic sectors.
  • Platform for Best Practices: Attendees share and learn about the latest best practices, technologies, and innovative ideas in the digital realm.

Collaboration with India: A key focus of the CIPR conference is the strategic partnership between Russia and India in developing self-sufficient technologies. This collaboration aims to:

  • Enhance Technological Independence: By working together, Russia and India seek to reduce reliance on Western technologies.
  • Promote Global Tech Sovereignty: The partnership strives to establish technological independence on a global scale, enhancing both countries' capabilities in the digital economy.

The CIPR conference continues to be an essential event for those involved in the digital economy, providing valuable opportunities for networking, knowledge exchange, and fostering international collaborations aimed at achieving digital and technological sovereignty.




05th May 2024

Enhancing Russia-India Tech Relations: Insights from Debjit Chakraborty, Director of RISING

Debjit Chakraborty, director of the Russian-Indian integrator RISING, provided insights into the growing collaboration between Russia and India in the field of information technology. Highlighting the countries' shared goal of achieving technological independence from Western influences, he outlined several key initiatives and partnerships.

Technological Sovereignty Efforts India, similar to Russia, aims for technological sovereignty, reducing reliance on Western technologies. Chakraborty emphasized that Indian technologies need to become autonomous, aligning with the vision of India's Prime Minister for independence from external pressures.

Russoft Partnership and Collaborative Projects Chakraborty detailed the partnership with the Russian association Russoft, focusing on importing critical technologies from Russia, including cybersecurity, AI, and operating systems. They plan to manufacture laptops and components in India, integrating Russian OS to sell under the "Made in India" brand. Additionally, they are exploring drone technology applications in agriculture and healthcare, shifting from Chinese to Russian technology suppliers.

Research and Development Initiatives A significant development is the establishment of a Russian-Indian hardware and software research center in Uttar Pradesh, modeled after Silicon Valley. This center will foster joint ventures and research, with a cutting-edge laboratory already operational at the University of Kanpur, enhancing knowledge sharing and innovation.

Integrated Ecosystems and Startup Collaboration Chakraborty pointed out the lack of integrated ecosystems between Russia and India and stressed the importance of developing joint platforms and solutions. The Indo-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry acts as a facilitator for business collaborations, particularly emphasizing the vibrant startup ecosystem in India.

"Made in India" Project The "Made in India" initiative aims to create and sell exclusively Indian products, using technology from Russian partners. This project focuses on integrating imported technology into startups to develop new solutions in telecommunications and other fields, driving towards a digital and independent India.

Artificial Intelligence in Industry Chakraborty highlighted the role of AI in various sectors, countering fears of job loss by emphasizing its potential to ease tasks. Examples include AI applications in healthcare and education, such as using IoT sensors for remote medical consultations and AI-assisted learning for students. Collaboration with Russian companies ensures reliable AI development and data security, with ongoing efforts to establish common AI policies for BRICS countries.

Future Prospects and Confidential Collaborations While specific company names remain confidential, Chakraborty mentioned ongoing collaborations, particularly in EdTech, with companies like CDO Global. These partnerships aim to create innovative solutions, demonstrating the robust potential of Russia-India tech relations.

By fostering technological independence, enhancing research and development, and focusing on startup ecosystems, Russia and India are paving the way for a future of collaborative innovation and mutual growth in the IT sector.


KAZANFORUM 2024: Advancing Educational Partnerships Between Russia and OIC Countries

18th May, 2024

 Strengthening Indo-Russian Ties Through Educational Initiatives

In a recent panel discussion, key strategies to bolster educational collaboration between India and Russia were outlined, emphasizing the pivotal role education plays in national prosperity. The framework presented focuses on four distinct life stages of learners, aiming to create a robust educational pillar through technological cooperation.

  1. Elementary Base Programs:

    • Targeting GenZ learners, these programs aim to build a strong foundation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
    • Initiatives include technology-led coaching, mentoring for Olympiads, and mental sports like chess, alongside opportunities for science tours and interschool communications.
    • Objective: Cultivate academic excellence in young learners, fostering strong people-to-people integration and creating a quality talent base.
  2. Study Abroad Programs:

    • These programs encourage students to pursue undergraduate and master's degrees in each other’s countries, focusing on fields like Medicine, Engineering, Advanced Science and Technology, and more.
    • Aim: Provide a quality alternative to Western education, enhancing talent and innovation exchange within the BRICS framework.
  3. University Collaboration:

    • Promoting academic and research collaborations between Indian and Russian universities through student and faculty exchanges, joint degrees, and research projects.
    • Objective: Enhance interoperability of talent and expertise, foster knowledge sharing, and improve university rankings through strategic joint research projects.
  4. Professional Programs:

    • Offering skill-building certificate programs for professionals, including industry-specific and high-tech skill development.
    • Establishing a platform for Indo-Russian startups and university incubators to collaborate, fostering a joint startup ecosystem.
    • Goal: Improve national productivity, create job opportunities, and provide alternative skill-building platforms.

Roadmap and Critical Success Factors:

  • Initial focus on launching certificate programs and fostering university collaborations.
  • Continued efforts to expand study abroad programs and build a strong elementary education base.
  • Emphasis on mutual benefits, collaborative platforms, and government support to ensure successful implementation.
  • Reimagining academic frameworks, including a common credit system and a new academic ranking system.

The initiatives reflect a commitment to strengthening educational ties between India and Russia, aiming for significant long-term benefits in talent development and national productivity.

Moving East: Russian IT Companies Seek New Export Markets

20th April, 2024

 Over the past two years, the Russian IT industry has faced significant shifts. Western tech companies have largely ceased operations in Russia due to sanctions, logistical issues, and political pressures. Concurrently, traditional export markets like the USA and EU have become inaccessible to Russian firms. In response, Russia has implemented policies to boost domestic IT demand through import substitution and technological sovereignty, mandating state enterprises to use Russian software and hardware.

Despite this domestic support, the Russian market alone cannot sustain the high costs of software development. Thus, Russian IT companies are looking to international markets to ensure economic viability. Large markets, such as India and China, are particularly appealing due to their substantial capacity, despite regulatory challenges and high competition, especially in China.

India presents a more accessible market. Its current IT landscape is dominated by Western imports, creating a dependence on US and EU technologies. With India also pursuing technological sovereignty, there is a strong interest in Russian cybersecurity solutions and critical infrastructure software. India's historical technological ties with Russia further facilitate this cooperation.

The RUSSOFT Association's president, Valentin Makarov, and Debjit Chakraborty from the Chamber of Indian-Russian Technological Cooperation highlight the potential for joint IT projects that align with India's "Make in India" program. Plans include establishing a Russian-Indian Center for developing trusted software and hardware in Uttar Pradesh, focusing on AI standards.

To aid Russian IT firms in navigating foreign markets, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has introduced the "Digital Attache" service within its trade missions. This service, part of a support package approved in 2021, provides consulting, analytical, and legal assistance, and helps identify regional specifics and potential partners. Industry feedback on digital attaches has been positive, noting their strong IT expertise and market understanding.

Russian delegation led by RUSSOFT strengthens cooperation with India in the IT industry

31st March, 2024

 RUSSOFT, together with its partners, has signed agreements in India to open a Russian-Indian Center for the Development and Production of Trusted Hardware and Software Complexes in Uttar Pradesh. This center will be located within a technology park aimed at investing in innovative developments. Collaboration between Russian and Indian companies and organizations in the field of applying and developing technological standards for artificial intelligence (AI) solutions will also continue.

From March 8th to 12th, RUSSOFT conducted its first business mission in India with the objective of strengthening partnerships established with the association RISING (Russia-India Special Interest Group) last year. The program included meetings with Indian partners facilitated by the State Policy Center PaPSwap of Uttar Pradesh state for the Russian representatives.

The delegation, led by Valentin Makarov, President of RUSSOFT, along with representatives from participating companies, visited several universities and enterprises in the Uttar Pradesh state of India. Subsequently, they met with various investors and politicians of India in the country’s capital. During this trip, particular attention from the Indian side was devoted to developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem and startups in India through close cooperation with the Russian IT business. For the Russian side, it was important to affirm and formalize agreements on specific projects for establishing joint ventures, facilitating technology transfer, and entering the Indian market.

The RUSSOFT business mission resulted in the signing of several agreements aimed at promoting business and commercial relations between Russia and India in the IT sphere. This marks a significant step in strengthening ties between the two countries in technology, entrepreneurship, and state policy.

RUSSOFT, together with the Chamber of Indian-Russian Technological Cooperation (CIRTC) and the PaPSwap State Policy Center, signed a memorandum of understanding with KannInnov Technologies and Infra Limited to establish a Technopark in Uttar Pradesh state for investing in innovative projects within the so-called Defence Corridor in Jalaun-Bundelkhand.

«We are pleased to continue our close cooperation with the RISING Association, which was initiated last year—and this is especially important in the year of Russia’s chairmanship at the BRICS Forum. After the geopolitical division of the world into the ‘World of the Majority’ and the ‘Golden Billion,’ which has occurred in recent years, technological partnership among BRICS+ countries is critically important for the Russian IT industry. Together, we can ensure technological leadership of BRICS+ countries and build a new, more efficient economy and a just world—a community of countries and peoples with a common destiny. RUSSOFT will continue to develop technological cooperation between Russia and India, and India’s participation as a guest country at the International Technology Congress 2024 in September will be an important step in this direction», noted Valentin Makarov, President of RUSSOFT.

RUSSOFT solidified plans for India’s participation in the International Technology Congress 2024 through a memorandum signed with the PaPSwap State Policy Center, Kanninnov Technologies Private Limited, the Chamber of Indo-Russian Technological Cooperation in Russia, and Optimus Logic Systems India Private Limited. According to the memorandum, an Advanced Experience Center for the production of integrated circuits and system architecture will be established at CSMJU (Computer Science Maejo University) in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The parties will also develop joint certification programs, diploma programs, and student exchange programs. Additionally, they plan to collaborate on standardization and the application of AI in agriculture and healthcare.

«Our goal is for India and Russia to enter into a privileged strategic partnership to create a multipolar world order, where each is a pole in itself. There are areas where we can collaborate to create advanced sovereign technologies with the potential to unite with other BRICS countries. Thus, a BRICS technological platform may emerge. This aligns well with the Indian government’s mission to develop the ‘Make in India’ program, import technologies from Russia, and create sovereign solutions», says Debjit Chakraborty, co-director of CIRTC and RISING, the official partner of RUSSOFT in India.

The development of common standards in the IT industry received special attention. RUSSOFT, along with the PaPSwap State Policy Center and the Chamber of Indo-Russian Technological Cooperation (CIRTC), signed a memorandum of understanding. The memorandum aims to promote the identification and management of common technological standards, fostering cooperation in the IT field between the two countries.

In the presence of the Russian delegation, a separate agreement was also signed to promote Indian startups within the country and in the Russian market, fostering mutual growth and innovation.

RUSSOFT Leads High-Tech Russian Companies in Business Mission to India, Strengthening Tech Collaboration

31st March, 2024

 ATOMEXPO-2024, is an international nuclear energy event that took place in the beautiful coastal city of Sochi, Russia. Organized by the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM), the 13th edition of this forum convened under the theme 'Clean Energy: Empowering Clean Future'.

This two-day event brought together government agency managers, major vendors, global nuclear industry companies, public organizations, and international experts. Together, they explored the vital role of nuclear power engineering in national strategies aimed at combating climate change.

The forum featured a plenary meeting alongside topical roundtable talks and panel discussions. Additionally, numerous business meetings were held on the sidelines, resulting in the signing of significant partnership agreements.

An exhibition showcased cutting-edge technologies from leading companies in the nuclear industry and related sectors. Established in 2009, ATOMEXPO International Forum has become one of the premier congress and exhibition events in the global nuclear industry.

In 2022, under the theme 'Nuclear Spring: Creating a Sustainable Future', the forum attracted over 3,000 experts and visitors from Russia and 65 countries worldwide.

The Chamber for Russia India Technology Collaboration was an integral and proud part of this event. The Director Mr. Debjit Chakraborty, was a representative on behalf of CIRTC and as a matter of fact the whole unit of India, at this conference.

Russian Delegation Enhances Technology Collaboration in Uttar Pradesh: A Step Towards Global Innovation

12th March, 2024

  1. International Delegation Boosts Entrepreneurship:
    The PaPSwap Centre for Public Policy, in partnership with the Nodal Agency StartInUp, facilitated its third international delegation aimed at fortifying the entrepreneurial landscape in Uttar Pradesh.

  2. Strategic Partnerships to Foster Innovation:
    Collaborative efforts between Russoft Association Russia, KannInnov Technologies, Infra Limited, and others have led to the signing of an MoU, paving the way for the development of a Global Innovation & Testing Unit in Jalaun Bundelkhand.

  3. Establishment of Centre of Excellence:
    PaPSwap Centre for Public Policy, along with strategic partners, inked an MoU to establish a Centre of Excellence in Integrated Electronics Chip Manufacturing and System Architecture at CSMJU University Kanpur. This partnership will encompass various programs, including certification, degree courses, student exchanges, and public policy development, with a focus on AI applications in Agriculture and Healthcare.

  4. Promotion of Startup Ecosystem:
    Through mutual MoUs signed between Papswap Centre for Public Policy, Technology Sovereignty Export Association, Russoft Association, and Chamber for Indo Russo Technology Collaboration, concerted efforts are underway to promote governance and define common standards in technology. Moreover, initiatives like the G & A Itech Foundation & Vision Startups MoU with the Chamber for Indo-Russo Technology Collaboration aim to foster startup growth and innovation in India and Russia.

This collaboration signifies a significant stride towards strengthening technological ties between India and Russia, fostering innovation and mutual growth in the entrepreneurial and policy realms.

Revolutionizing Tech Synergy: Strategic Partnership Unleashes Innovation Powerhouse

23rd Feb, 2024

In a groundbreaking move, [Organization Name], a trailblazer in fostering tech innovation, has inked Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with prominent government innovation hubs and leading universities in India. This strategic collaboration aims to drive advancements in the edtech sector and facilitate seamless technology transfer from Russia to India.
This unique initiative focuses on empowering Indian startups and companies by building cutting-edge tech strategy platforms in crucial domains such as processors, operating systems, and cybersecurity. The partnership seeks to harness the strengths of both nations, fostering a dynamic exchange of expertise and resources.

06 Oct, 2023

Last week, from September 25 to September 30, the delegation of St. Petersburg, which included Valentin Makarov, President of RUSSOFT, had an official visit to the Republic of India... Read More

RUSSOFT signed an agreement with the Indian Chamber of International Business

29 Sep, 2023

From September 25 to September 30, the St. Petersburg delegation is on an official visit to the Republic of India. The delegation led by Vice-Governor Vladimir Knyaginin included... Read More

12 Sep, 2023

On September 6, 2023, the non-profit community of digital managers “Etern-IT-y” and the RISING Association (Russia India Special Interest Group), with the support of the RUSSOFT... Read More

05 Jul, 2023

Collaboration between Russian Universities, IIT Kharagpur, CDO Global, RISING (an initiative of Chamber for Indo-Russian technology collaboration partnership with RUSSOFT...Read More

"I-IT" in India is a new reality!

05 Jul, 2023

The non-profit community of digital managers "I-IT" announces the conclusion of a cooperation agreement with the Indian-Russian Chamber for Indo-Russo Technology...Read More

Technological Alliances: The Future Of Russian High-Tech Exports

16 Jun, 2023

In a world where two dominant technological players, the US and China, have emerged, Russia is confronted with the challenge of expanding its technological influence and capturing...Read More

The potential of the IT industry in the BRICS countries

02 Jun, 2023

On May 31, during the CIPR Forum in Nizhny Novgorod, RUSSOFT was holding a session with a title “BRICS. Digitalization as an impulse of international cooperation”. BRICS countries...Read More

RUSSOFT will take an active part in the CYPR 2023 conference

30 May, 2023

RUSSOFT Association will take an active part in the business program of CIPR, the largest Russian conference, a place of global dialogue between the state and business in the field of...Read More

New Endeavor To Synergize Indo-Russia IT Biz By RISING And RUSSOFT

07 Apr, 2023

New Delhi: A meeting of IIT professionals from India and Russia was held in the Indian capital, last week to fill up the gap created by West’s boycott of Russian trade and industry follow...Read More

Russia and India expand cooperation in IT sphere: results of RUSSOFT business mission

07 Apr, 2023

On March 27-30, the RUSSOFT, Russian association of software developers, together with the Association of Electronics Developers and Manufacturers Association (EDMA) carried...Read More

Russian IT Association RUSSOFT and Indian IT Association RISING signed a cooperation agreement

29 Mar, 2023

RUSSOFT, Russian association of software developers, and Technological Sovereignty Exports Association (Russia) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Russia India...Read More

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