Rosatom and rostec will jointly be engaged in import substitution IN

The Russian government will sign an agreement of intent with the state Corporation Rosatom and rostec, aimed at import substitution of software for the Russian industry, the decree, signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, published on the official portal of legal information.

According to the decree, the new agreement is aimed at developing high-tech region "New production technologies" import substitution and industrial software. The agreement provides for "the reduction of the existing critical level of dependence of Russian organizations from supplies of foreign industrial software."

For the implementation of the agreement will, in particular, developed and approved in the Cabinet's "road map" and established a centre of excellence. Sources of funding for the development and implementation of the road map will be the Federal project "Digital technologies" the national program "Digital Russia", as well as own funds of Rosatom and Rostec, their "daughters" and other interested organizations.

Dependence on import of software is one of the factors that negatively affect Russia's national security - this is stated in the national security strategy of Russia until 2035, the core document that defines national interests and strategic national priorities of Russia, and is obligatory for execution by all bodies of state power.

Rosatom and rostec for the past years, working in the field of software development for the Russian industry. So, in July 2018, both the Corporation announced the creation of a joint venture to develop a system of managing the entire lifecycle of complex products (PLM-system), as well as management skills and financial resources of enterprises.

In July 2019 the government has signed with the largest state-owned companies and state-owned corporations, an agreement of intent aimed at development of Russia's high-tech directions. Then, the Cabinet concluded agreements with Sberbank (the direction of "Artificial intelligence"), "RZHD" (direction "Quantum communications"), Rosatom (the direction of "Quantum computing" and "Technologies for creating new materials and substances"), Rostec (direction "Quantum sensors", "Technologies of the distributed registry", "New-generation narrow-band wireless connectivity for the "Internet of things" and connectivity of the middle range"), as well as a trilateral agreement with Rostec and Rostelecom in the field of "Wireless communication of new generation".