Campus students learn about Tatarstan’s innovative projects
The Republic of Tatarstan is one of the most intensively developing regions in Russia. The Tatarstan government is actively supporting innovative projects. Three experts spoke to the students at RANEPA Summer Campus 2016 on this topic: IT Park director Anton Grachev, vice president of the Kama-based cluster Innokam Leisan Absalilova and engineer at the Zelenodolsk Design Bureau Ivan Kulagin.
The first speech was dedicated to the history of the creation of IT Park. The students watched a video on the activity of the technopark, in which each letter of the Latin alphabet symbolizes a component of the technopark. Anton Grachev spoke about the division in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny, and also about the prospects for creating similar projects in other cities. It is worth noting that IT Park was awarded the title of the Best Technopark in Russia three times.
Ivan Kulagin spoke about the activity of the Zelenodolsk Design Bureau. The enterprise has worked on the shipbuilding market since 1949. The bureau was involved in the building of more than 800 ships and vessels, of which more than 150 were exported. The ratio of foreign and Russian technologies at during production is about 70-30. The students were interested in job opportunities, and whether the enterprise has target places at universities.
Innokam Vice President Leisan Abzalilova started her speech with a question to the audience: “Which factors are capable of impacting on the future of the development of Russia’s regions?” After a survey of the students, the expert gave a ranking of the answers. The results were as follows: 9% - the development of a region depends on geography and natural resources, 11% - on state support, 19% - IT potential and more than 60% - personnel potential. Innokam has five areas of activity: infrastructure and agglomeration, advanced industry, ecology and culture, institutional environment and science and innovation. Currently the cluster is working on the Electrobus projects. Engineers and scientists are testing this at Skolkovo and Innopolis, and they are also studying the possibility of a transition to gas motor fuel.
The organizers of RANEPA’s Summer Campus are RANEPA, the government of the Republic of Tatarstan with the support of ACIG Group of Companies.
The website of RANEPA’s Summer Campus: www.campus4youth.ru
Media Accreditation: Dmitry Sokolov, RANEPA press secretary (tel. +7 903 788 38 02)
The Summer Campus’s general partner is Coca-Cola. The strategic partner is Johnson & Johnson. Partners are AIRR, Tatneft and ACIG Group of Companies.
The strategic information partner is TASS. The main information partner is Lenta.ru. The campus’s information agency is Interfax. The campus’s internet media is Gazeta.Ru. The campus’s journal is Forbes. The newspaper of the campus is Parlamentskaya Gazeta. The main regional information partner is Realnoye Vremya. The regional information partner is Tatar-Inform information agency. The information partner for the Republic of Tatarstan is Expert Tatarstan.
Campus partners are RBC Tatarstan, Russian News Service (Russkaya Sluzhba Novostei), Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Polit.ru, Tatarstan State TV and Radio Company, the weekly newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, Radio Svoboda, Kazan TV and Radio Company, Tatcenter.ru, Kazanskie Vedomosti and the Strategia journal.