One of the main directions of the development of the scientific and educational industry in Russia is to achieve maximum technological independence in key areas of the economy in a short time, primarily, such as microelectronics. Russian universities and their strategic partners actively participate in this program.
“We are talking about the development of the electronic and radio-electronic industry for the period up to 2030. The government has been actively engaged in this for several years, and in the last two years the attention to this topic has been particularly high and the work is intensive,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the Security Council on March 24, 2023.
A new program for the development of the radio-electronic industry was actively discussed in 2020.

According to the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, such a program “will gradually restore the industry.” The events of the past year, the large-scale sanctions against the Russian economy, require the intensification of the development of the domestic electronics industry, and first of all, microelectronics.
Speaking at a meeting with deputy Prime Ministers on January 30, 2023, the Head of the Cabinet of Ministers announced the decision to support the participants of the program by allocating funds in the amount of 7.5 billion rubles to subsidize credit rates and increase the term of concessional lending from 1 to 5 years. “The measures taken will strengthen the financial stability of the electronics industry and accelerate the creation of new own high-tech industries in this strategically important sector,” RIA Novosti quotes the Prime Minister. Implementing the microelectronics development program as the basis of the electronic and radioelectronic industry, leading institutes and universities initiate the opening of joint research centers. The decision to establish the first joint research center on the territory of Kabardino-Balkarian State University named after H.M.Berbekov (KBSU) was made at a meeting on March 28, 2023 of the Rector of KBSU Yuri Altudov with the Director General of the strategic partner of KBSU – the joint stock company “NPP Radiy” Mahomet Konov and the Director of the research center “Radiya” Mukhamed Bavizhev. According to Yuri Altudov, over the past few years, the University staff has achieved a number of priorities in breakthrough technologies necessary for the modern Russian economy. Currently, KBSU and NPP Radiy cooperate within the framework of a cooperation agreement in a number of areas, among which microelectronics occupies a leading position. In essence, the meeting marked the beginning of the creation of an innovative physico-chemical cluster.
The scientific and production base of Radiya makes it possible to successfully implement a production diversification program aimed at creating new technologies in the areas of cooperation with the university, minimizing the timing of bringing R&D results to the market.The participants of the meeting discussed the prospects for the future leadership of joint projects, which became possible thanks to the unification of the competencies of KBGU and NPP Radiy.