There is a clear understanding in Rostec that the development of applied science has become a matter of paramount importance. Achievements in this area are the foundation on which the economic well-being of not only the corporation but also the state as a whole is built.

Innovative development of State Corporation "Rostec" is carried out in accordance with the Corporation's Development Strategy within the Innovative Development Program (IDP) for 2016-2020.

The Corporation's IDP is developed on the basis of the Forecasted development of science, equipment and technology in the sphere of activity of the organizations of State Corporation Rostec till 2025 and the Program of Scientific and Technical Development until 2020.

Management of innovative development in the Corporation is provided by the Scientific and Technical Council and is implemented at three levels: a corporation - a holding company - an organization.

Implementation of the Corporation's IDP is carried out at these levels in two main directions:

  • internal (closed) innovations include own R&D to create competitive products and technologies, including basic and critical ones, implementation of projects for technological modernization of the Corporation's organizations, wide application of advanced production technologies, including computer design and modeling, automation of production and management processes and robotics, additive technologies , new materials and constructions;

  • open innovations involve a wide interaction of organizations and holding companies of the Corporation with an external innovation community, including innovation developers, universities, scientific organizations, start-ups and other organizations in order to accelerate the creation and launch of globally competitive products and technologies jointly using external technological competencies.

To accelerate the development of open innovations, the Center for Open Innovation operates in the Corporation . Its goal is to assist Rostec companies in the implementation of open innovation mechanisms, including systems of management of unique technological competencies and requests for external innovation as well as organization of interaction with the external innovation community.

Organization of acceptance and examination of external innovative proposals and projects in the Corporation is carried out within the framework of the "Window of Open Innovations".

The corporation, holding companies and organizations annually summarize their results of IDP implementation which are presented in the form of reports.