The delegation includes representatives of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Association of Clusters and Technological Parks, Eurasian Economic Commission, governmental bodies in the sphere of industry and economic development of Yakutia and Buryatia republics and Novosibirsk, Ulyanovsk, Kaluga, Smolensk, Astrakhan, Leningrad, and Sverdlovsk regions. These regions can become pilot grounds for implementing best international practices in creating and developing industrial clusters and technoparks.
According to the deputy head of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Dmitry Ovsyannikov, each year the Ministry expands the range of tools to support industrial parks, clusters and technological centers. As he underlined, “Creating grounds that are ready to locate any type of industrial enterprises, as well as targeted efforts towards their integration into the cluster cooperation and implementation of joint projects all mean that the government and development institutions are ready to work with investors and create favourable conditions for successful business activities. It is vitally important to continually improve the applied approaches with regard to both regional practices and international experience”.
The agenda of the visit includes meeting representatives of the Department of Industry of Shandong Province and other governmental bodies of China, heads of the managerial boards of the high technology zones and foreign delegations. The Russian delegation is also going to participate in the annual session of the Association of the Zones of High and New Technologies “The Silk Road”.
Representatives of the business mission are going to visit Jereh company, a manufacturer and supplier of oil and gas equipment, the Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, and Shandong international biotechnological park. The Russian delegation will also take part in practical seminars on studying the international experience in general and, in particular, Chinese practices in creating and developing technological parks and organization of industrial cooperation.
As Andrey Shpilenko, Director of the Association of Clusters and Technological Parks, notes, within the latest decade China has made an unprecedented technological leap, and the Chinese experience in creating, developing and managing industrial clusters and technoparks will be demanded when accommodating best international practices in Russia. According to Andrey Shpilenko, “Our association hopes for comprehensive mutually beneficial cooperation and strategic partnership between our countries and for increased investment attractiveness of Russian regions for Chinese investors to localize foreign industrial enterprises here in Russia”.
The visit will result in developing roadmaps which will support customization and implementation of international standards applied to activities of industrial clusters and technoparks at the territory of the Russian Federation.