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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.

Singapore Newspaper The Straits Times Told about Innovation Potential of Tomsk Region

07 October 2011 01:00

According to the newspaper, “Tomsk has become an example for other Russian regions in terms of the creation of comfortable infrastructure for science-intensive companies as well as of the environment inspiring new start-ups. Today, over 400 innovative companies, several business-incubators and centers for technology commercialization and transfer work here. High-tech products account for 20% of GRP which is 2.5 times more than the average index in Russia.”

“Technology Development Special Economic Zone (SEZ) that has been functioning since 2005 crowns the innovative infrastructure of Tomsk region. Today, 57 high-tech companies specializing in such areas as information-and-communication technologies, new materials, nano- and biotechnologies work in Tomsk SEZ. Russian and foreign companies chose Tomsk due to its attractive conditions for business. Preferences for high-tech companies-residents of the SEZ include both customs and tax privileges. The total cost reduction for companies working within the zone may reach 40%,” says the article.

The newspaper also highlights that most Tomsk innovative companies are oriented to foreign markets including Singapore one. So, two Singapore companies – Vadaro Ltd. and Lite On Group – have chosen Tomsk as a place to establish their R&D departments. A subsidiary of Lite On Group produces polycrystalline silicon for solar batteries. “Vadaro department was initially established here to cooperate with Tomsk companies, and now it is cooperating with partners of the company all over the world, – the article says. – Both Vadaro and Lite On Group have a great opportunity to elaborate their own technological developments due to the access to Tomsk intellectual resources and engineering services. Then the developments are commercialized in Singapore and distributed all over the world. Such business cooperation is at the initial stage now but is rapidly becoming a model of efficient and mutually beneficial cooperation between Tomsk and Singapore.”

“Tomsk possesses a unique atmosphere where world-class discoveries live and prosper. It is a result of the work of a large number of academic scientists as well as of a special culture of research inspiring appearance of multiple highly qualified specialists. Relatively cheap resources compared to other world high-tech centers and support of regional authorities is atop of this,” answered Andrew Carmody, CEO of Vadaro, to the question “Why is it Tomsk?” 

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