The final part of the Forum “Strong Ideas for a New Time”, organized by ASI and the Roscongress Foundation with the support of VEB.RF, was held in Moscow on February 19-20, 2024. 

Out of more than 30 thousand applications received at the forum this year, experts selected first the top 1000, and then the top 100 projects that will receive support in implementation. 

The best ideas were presented personally to the President of Russia. 

“Strong ideas are always needed, because there are always tasks related to development. But strong ideas for the new age right now are right to the point. Why? Because today, I think everyone will agree with me, we are experiencing a special time after all. And this novelty, a new time, lies in the fact that we are reaching a completely different level of the tasks we face in order to achieve them, bringing the country to a new level of development,” Vladimir Putin said. 

ASI CEO Svetlana Chupsheva noted that the forum’s crowd platform has collected more than 88 thousand ideas submitted by citizens on a wide range of socio-economic development of the country. 

“These are issues related to the quality of life, technological development, vocational education, ecology, digital technologies and, of course, economics and entrepreneurship. This year, the Republic of Bashkortostan, Moscow and the Nizhny Novgorod Region became the most active regions in terms of the number of applications,” Svetlana Chupsheva said. 

On February 20, the top 100 most promising solutions submitted to the forum “Strong Ideas for a New Time” were selected. 

The list includes ideas related to the personification of medicine, the development of tourist areas, recycling of secondary raw materials, the development of infrastructure in small towns, improving the life quality of people with disabilities, as well as information security and protection from cyber threats. 

Thus, the project of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation “Digital Jobs and Skills for Everyone: the Blind Program the Invisible” entered the top 100 - https://идея .roscongress.rf/improject-84320/ideas/136.. The author is the General Director of the Center of Competence for Digital Economy Nadezhda Surova. 

In 2023, we developed an adaptive educational program for blind and visually impaired schoolchildren, based on the research and practices of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution “Institute of Correctional Pedagogy of the Russian Academy of Education”, 1T, the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and the Regional Union of Russia, which allows not only to acquire competencies and computer skills, but also to learn complex programming languages – C, Java for creating game applications – “Developing Game Worlds in Java”. 

This is an opportunity for every citizen with DISABILITIES to unleash their potential in programming and related fields, get a highly sought-after profession and ensure digital equality for them. So, people with disabilities have a future. 

In total, the fourth forum “Strong Ideas for a New Time” received more than 30 thousand solutions. Bashkiria (almost 3.7 thousand ideas), Moscow (3.2 thousand), Nizhny Novgorod region (almost 2.9 thousand), Samara and Saratov regions turned out to be the most active. (1.4 thousand ideas each). 

The leader in the number of ideas is the field “Quality of People’s Life” – 8,654 ideas were received this year. Next are “Effective Work and Education” – 5,745 ideas, “Space for Life” – 4,693 ideas. In the field of “Development of Economics and Entrepreneurship” there are 3,907 ideas, in “Technological Development” – 3,150 ideas, in the nomination “Effective State” – 2,693 ideas, in the “Economics of Data and Digital Solutions” – 1,891 ideas.