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    The goal

    Developing of competitive and high-performance innovation center within Tomsk agglomeration boarders where high value-added industry and high-quality human resources are concentrated and advanced technologies are created in order to increase the quality of life and implement new model of economic growth.

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    «Advanced industry», «Science and education», «Technological innovations, new businesses», «Smart and handy city», «Business environment»

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    RUB 250 bln – investment gap. Confirmed extra-budgetary resources amounts to 65%.

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    12 federal ministries, 6 Tomsk universities, 5 national corporations, 400 small and medium innovation companies and manufacturing plants

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    INO Tomsk project synchronizes over 50 federal instruments and initiatives of different federal ministries and agencies.

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    65 actions included in roadmap help to involve stakeholders in INO Tomsk project.

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    6 types of areas within Tomsk agglomeration are developed according to INO Tomsk project: industrial, innovation, research and educational, historical and cultural, medical and sport parks.

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    INO Tomsk project is based on 6 innovation territorial clusters: petrochemical cluster, cluster of nuclear technologies, timber and pharmaceutical clusters, cluster of medical equipment and IT, cluster of wildlife resources, and cluster of hard-to-recover resources.

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    160 thousands of highly-efficient workplaces will be created before 2020 as a result of INO Tomsk project implementation.

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    Over 100 industrial, research and educational, social and infrastructure projects are implemented within INO Tomsk.

Modern Laboratories are Being Established in Tomsk Polytechnic University under the Supervision of Top-Ranking Scientists

28 January 2012 13:00

World top-ranking physicists Hans-Michael Kröning from Germany and Torstein Sigfusson from Iceland are establishing modern laboratories in Tomsk Polytechnic University /TPU/.

According to the correspondent of TASS in the University, the German scientist will train students in the laboratory in the area of the enhancement of nondestructive testing (NDT) methods for different materials. And the Icelandic researcher will open a laboratory for hydrogen energy fundamental research. Modern scientific schools are expected to be developed within TPU due to this project.

Within the next three years the work of the laboratories will be financed by the RF Government. It has allocated 150 million rubles from the federal budget for each of them. According to Alexander Gromov, Vice Rector for Scientific and Innovation Activity of TPU, the money was received “since the University won the grant competition of the Government of the Russian Federation designed to support scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of leading scientists.”

Mr. Kröning will deliver his first lecture to students today. “We hope that this powerful top-ranking European scientist will create a modern scientific school around himself which will prepare a lot of young researchers corresponding to modern European trends,” Gromov said.  “We badly need young specialists and I am sure that due to the advance European practice we will be able to make a qualitative leap forward,”- the researcher added.    

Tomsk Polytechnic University was among the winners of the Russian competition for Innovative programs within the framework of the national projects “Education”. Since 2007 the first in Russia Center preparing professional elite in the area of IT systems has been functioning in TPU. Microsoft Innovation Center functions within the Center of Cybernetics of the University.  The budget of TPU innovative programs amounts to one billion rubles.