The innovative FoodNet market will be created in Russia
The Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia, Denis Manturov, held a meeting, where the National Technological Initiative presented the roadmap concept for their innovative FoodNet market.
FoodNet’s goal is to create an ecosystem in Russia for the food and personalized nutrition market, provided by intellectualization, automation, and robotization of technological processes throughout the entire life cycle of products.
“The volume of the FoodNet world market is estimated at approximately $3.5 trillion by 2035. Smart, high-tech and highly productive agriculture, personalized nutrition, organic products, biotechnology, smart supply chains, and robotic application are the main trends in the qualitative development of the modern world food market. To be in tune with the times, it’s necessary to create conditions already now, namely prepare infrastructure, relevant personnel, technologies, and legal framework,” said Denis Manturov.
It should be noted that the further development of the project depends on the coordinated work of the interested federal executive bodies. For the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, the main result will be the development of industries involved in FoodNet, including the chemical industry, agricultural engineering, digital technologies, and radio-electronic industry.
“The roadmap is designed to effectively organize and coordinate projects in promising FoodNet markets and form the Russian Food Industry 4.0. The roadmap is currently being prepared for consideration by the interdepartmental working group,” said Deputy Minister Mikhail Ivanov, who heads the FoodNet working group together with Dmitry Mazepin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uralchem.
Uralchem is developing the Digital Agro platform, which already has over 2,000 clients. Special Russian software equals to foreign counterparts. However, it’s important to develop sensors that will automate agricultural production and logistics, control equipment in the field, and reduce the loss of agricultural products. The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia has included measures to support the Russian production of such electronic equipment in the National Action Plan. We are ready to initiate collaboration with manufacturers and facilitate the implementation of these sensors based on our software,” said Dmitry Mazepin.