Critical technologies in Russia: identifying and implementation
Lists of S&T priorities and critical technologies have been compiled in Russia since 1996 as a management tool for innovation development process. They are regularly updated, and in 2011, a new list consisting of 6 priorities and 27 critical technologies was approved. The article analyses the approaches to setting up and adjustment of critical technologies lists, including a detailed description of applied methodology and expert procedures. Special attention is paid to consistency between this research and other long-term S&T foresight activities. Also highlighted are such issues as practical application of high-priority and critical technologies and the prospects for the establishment of a system for monitoring this process. The article was written in the framework of The Basic Research Program of the Higher School of Economics in 2012.