The priority areas of work of Department of Science and Innovation are:
- realizing of scientific potential of VSTU for research activities within priority areas of the university’s work;
- developing of fundamental research programs according to the specialities offered by the university;
- developing of cooperation in science and technology with universities, enterprises, organizations, international partners;
- increasing the role of VSTU in developing and implementing the scientific, technical and innovation policy of the Russian Federation;
- creating of conditions for protection of intellectual property and copyrights of researchers and developers.