During his working trip to the Russian Federation, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Zhumagaliyev took part in the opening ceremony of the representative office of Kazakhstan’s “Park of Innovative Technologies” in the Skolkovo Technopark, and discussed issues related to bilateral cooperation with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Arkady Dvorkovich.

Deputy Prime Minister Askar Zhumagaliyev took part in the VI Moscow International Innovation Development Forum “Open Innovations-2017” in the Skolkovo Technopark.

The Forum’s main topic this year is digital economy. Close to 18 thousand participants from more than 90 countries of the world discuss the transformation of global processes, which are connected with the development of the digital economy and global informatization.

Within the framework of the Forum, the opening ceremony was held of the representative office of the Autonomous Cluster Fund "Park of Innovative Technologies" ("PIT") at the premises of the Skolkovo Technopark.

The representative office of the PIT in Skolkovo will create the necessary conditions for Kazakhstani start-ups to enter EAEU markets, provide expert support in the form of educational, accelerating programs and a platform for soft landing. In turn, Russian companies will be offered preferential tax treatment, mechanisms for attracting investments for their start-ups, cooperation with Kazakhstan’s major companies, etc.

“Opening the PIT representative office in Skolkovo became one of the effective steps to synchronize the digital economies of the EAEU countries within the framework of the agreements concluded by the heads of state following the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, held last week in Sochi. Currently, on the instruction of the Head of State, we are working on refining the Digital Kazakhstan program, which will include the development of human capital, development of the proactive State, creation of digital infrastructure and digitalization of all sectors of the economy. This program will include such important elements as the development of the ecosystem and digitalization of industrial enterprises,” – A. Zhumagaliyev stressed.

During his working visit, the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan has also met with Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich. The sides have noted the need to deepen innovative cooperation and discussed specific areas of activity.

“We need to harmonize regulatory standards, synchronize mechanisms for ensuring cybersecurity, communication infrastructure, and, finally, education and science. These four basic priorities are also mentioned in the program “Digital Economy of Russia,” - Deputy Prime Minister A. Dvorkovich stressed.


Published: 19 October 2017



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