Siberian regions will cooperate on biotechnologies

- The first meeting concerning the project of Siberian Biotechnological Initiative took place a year ago in the course of the Technoprom-2015. Council of the project includes representatives of regions and of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russian Federation, - mentioned the council chief of the Siberian Biotechnological Initiative Deputy Governor Sergey Syomka. 
Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Siberian Federal District Nikolay Rogozhkin has mentioned that the agreement signed will allow the regions to gather resources effectively for a development of enterprises and institutes of biotechnology. 
- The interregional project is intended to revive the biotechnological sector in Russian economy leaning upon the existing capabilities of our regions - stated Nikolay Rogozhkin. 
The growth points of the Programm are biopharmaceutics, high-tech medical services, basis of personalized medicine, diagnostic tools, selective breeding of live-stock animals and agricultural plants, industrial biotechnologies for agriculture, food industry, forestry management and ecology, - told the Infopro54 the director of the State Agency for Development of Innovation Projects ARIS Anna Trubacheva. 
The Programm includes 4 types of projects: manufacturing, infrastructural, product development and educational projects. Most of them are interregional and are packed with themes and competences. A lot of projects has been already registered - only in Novosibirsk there are 50 of them. These are perspective scientific research results, some of them already have the passport so they are ready for distribution and commercialization. After the signing of the agreement, an expert working groups will be formed with specialists with relevant competences from different regions. They will assess the projects, establish the pool of projects to represent to relevant ministries, federal programmes, and funds, pack the projects as it is needed. Different state offices and agencies establish different requirements for projects claiming for federal funding. 
There are several manufacturing and infrastructural companies came into the Programm. Moreover, the feasibility study of West-Siberian Crop Research Center has been developed. The infrastructure of the SB RAS and technological parks will be involved.