The lecture of Igor Nosov, General Director of OJSC Innopolis Special Economic Zone, takes place within the framework of the training program of the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship
Development of special economic zones (SEZ) in Russia became the main topic of the meeting. Talking to the Campus participants, Igor Nosov remarked, "It is good that you have an understanding what a special economic zone is, but it is also necessary to study the specifics of its formation. Nowadays, the key tasks include moving away from the dependence on hydrocarbon reserves and creating diversified and sustainable economy based on the inner potential." The expert stressed the importance of initiating projects aimed at realizing special economic zones from the point of view of simplifying logistic processes and developing network infrastructure.
The significant part of the expert’s speech was dedicated to such global projects as Alabuga Special Economic Zone and Innopolis IT-city. Igor Nosov said that over 50% of the Alabuga residents are major transnational companies. Entry of the world leading players to the territory of the special economic zone ensured creating a certain "success history" which serves as a good support for further similar projects.
The lector also spoke about the federal project Innopolis – future IT-capital of Russia. Igor Nosov stressed that nowadays, there are IT-centres in all developed countries, and building a city in the sphere of high technologies is a prerequisite for competitiveness at the world market. He added, "We must not only attract investors, but also create unique conditions for self-realization of the young talents of the industry. We plan to build a self-promoting city with balanced combination of residential, IT territories and solicitous attitude towards natural potential of the region." According to the expert, the city microclimate of a new map point will be formed in 4-5 years.
During the discussion, the participants asked the expert’s opinion on possible resources of separate constituent entities of the Russian Federation for forming a new cluster, legal basis of the customs regime and tax preferences within the framework of the main regulating document – FZ-116, and the issues of social infrastructure development in SEZ, disbalance in the investment attractiveness of the regions, companies’ technologies for entering special economic zone, etc.