Russian industrial companies are gradually implementing smart elements at their production facilities, and the state is developing programs on the creation of smart factories. In order to accelerate this process, the Presidium of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation on Economic Modernization and Innovative Development approved the TechNet working group roadmap in 2017.
The document spells out the schedule for the implementation of the National Technology Initiative and stipulates the development of digital design and modeling, robotics, Big Data, and other industrial management and automation technologies.
TechNet roadmap targets the creation of the so-called Factories of the Future, i.e. technological platforms and solutions which incorporate digital, smart, and virtual production elements and allow for the application of digital design and manufacturing and virtual testing.