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June 2017
Association of innovative regions of Russia

The Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR) is a group of Russian regions established to support and promote innovative economic, scientific, technical, and educational projects. The Association was founded on May 10, 2010 with support from the Ministry of Economic Development, Rusnano, and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. The Association consists of the 14 most innovative regions: Republic of Bashkortostan, Republic of Mordovia, Republic of Tatarstan, Altai Territory, Krasnodar Territory, Perm Territory, and Irkutsk, Kaluga, Lipetsk, Novosibirsk, Samara, Tomsk, Tyumen, and Ulyanovsk Regions. 

http://www.i-regions.org/

BELARUS

A large number of investment projects are currently under way in Belarus. The country offers an attractive business environment. It was ranked 37th in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2017 report, second only to Kazakhstan among the CIS countries. Over the past 10 years, 37 reforms have been implemented in Belarus, helping the country to fifth place in terms of reforms facilitating business in the country.

In the 2016 Human Development Index, Belarus came second after Russia within the CIS and 52nd out of 188 countries overall.

At SPIEF 2017, Belarus will be represented by the National Centre for Marketing the Republic of Belarus, as well as the leading enterprises from Belneftekhim Concern, the pharmaceutical industry, and the healthcare sector, and the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus.

COALCO «IQ REGION»

Integrated real estate development and implementation of large infrastructure projects are a priority business segment for COALCO Group of Companies.

Over the years, COALCO has successfully developed 2,500,000 sq. m. of real estate.

Currently, COALCO is developing Central Industrial Park, a large-scale industrial cluster project in the Domodedovo Urban District.

Through its IQ REGION smart development projects, COALCO is engaged in systems integration and automation of processes in various fields of activity, including telemedicine, transport, education, housing and utilities.

VessoLink Group, which is part of the COALCO Group of Companies, has been successfully operating on the Russian market since 1992, and is one of the leaders in smart transport systems and telematics.

Foresight

Foresight is a developer of business analytical software. The company is part of the IT holding ITG (INLINE Technologies Group) and the exclusive distributor of the Prognoz Platform – a modern platform for the establishment of high-performance analytical systems. 

The Prognoz Platform is a unique Russian development that is competitive on the global IT market. The platform features BI systems that are used by customers from different industries to improve management efficiency and search for new paths of development.

Prognoz Platform unites modern technologies for data storage, visualization, online analytical processing (OLAP), reporting, modelling, and forecasting.

Heliports of Russia

Europe’s largest network of helicopter centres. It includes seven existing centres in the Moscow Region, Ulyanovsk, Krasnodar, and Novosibirsk. A helicopter complex is under active construction in Kaluga, and negotiations are under way to open centres in Ufa, Kazan, Sochi, Vladivostok, and other regions. 

The Moscow heliport, located 500 metres from the Moscow Ring Road along the Novorizhskoye Highway, is the network’s flagship helicopter centre and is designed for the stationing of 200 pieces of equipment. It is the main landing site for the heliport’s helicopter company. Its services include: air taxi, helicopter rental, the sale, storage, and maintenance of helicopters, and piloting training.

 
Khabarovsk Territory

The Khabarovsk Territory is one of the largest and most unique regions of the Russian Federation. It is famous for the diversity of its natural resources, its advantageous economic and geographical location, and its highly-educated population. The leading sectors of the territory’s economy are industry, transport and communications.

The region’s calling card is the aircraft building industry. The Khabarovsk Territory accounts for 95% of all aircraft production in the Far Eastern Federal District. Shipbuilding, machinery, metallurgical production, electronics, and chemical production also make up a significant share of the Khabarovsk Territory’s industrial complex.

Special conditions for investors have been created in the region, with three advanced special economic zones and the Free Port of Vanino.

 
Krylov State Research Centre

Krylov State Research Centre is a leading Russian engineering centre that has worked in shipbuilding for more than 120 years. Today, the Centre develops projects, conducts expert evaluations and testing of high-tech vessels, marine structures, and ship equipment in accordance with the basic needs and trends of the shipbuilding industry and the oil and gas sector. A comprehensive approach ranging from fundamental research to specific projects allows for implementing unique innovative solutions. At present, the Centre’s main development vector consists of Arctic projects that are developed according to international quality standards.

Mir National Payment System

The Mir payment system is a Russian national payment system that was established in 2015. The Mir payment system already includes more than 230 banks some of which have begun issuing Mir cards and connecting their ATMs and terminals to accept the cards. The card can be used abroad thanks to co-badging projects with international payment systems. 

The operator of the Mir payment system is National Payment Card System (NPCS), which is wholly owned by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Russian domestic transactions involving cards of all payments systems, including international systems, are processed by the NPCS operational payment and clearing system (OPCS NPCS). 

 
Moscow City Government

Moscow remains the hub of the Russian economy. The MY MOSCOW exhibition stand displays the city’s achievements in all areas – from its comfortable living environment to the extensive and innovative infrastructure promoting the development of Industry 4.0.

Visitors will be able to see a new side of Moscow industry, find out about the support measures available to high-tech companies, and learn about the programmes for renovating industrial areas and export promotion assistance.

Moscow opens its doors to investors prepared to localize production in the city. Its industrial complexes, technology parks, and special economic zone offer attractive conditions for doing business.

Moscow Region

The Moscow Region is one of Russia’s leading regions with a high level of economic development. The Moscow Region ranked second in terms of fixed capital investment in the Central Federal District in 2016. The Moscow area is home to three special economic zones – Dubna, Stupino Kvadrat and Istok – whose residents are offered additional regional tax preferences. A programme is being implemented in the region to establish 64 industrial parks of which 43 are already operating. All of Russia’s existing industrial sectors are represented in the Moscow Region except for the oil and gas sector.

National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)

HSE is one of Europe’s largest and Russia’s only national research university in socioeconomic sciences, which unites economists, sociologists, historians, philologists, linguists, mathematicians, physicists, engineers, designers, and specialists in IT technologies. The university has more than 100 research institutes and centres and more than 30 international laboratories led by leading foreign scientists. The HSE is the leading expert analytical centre of the Russian Government and President and assists with drafting laws, government programmes, and strategies both at the federal and regional levels.

NP North-West Cluster of Medical, Pharmaceutical Industry and Radiation Technologies

The cluster is located in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region and features an historical level localization of more than 200 organizations, including 40 scientific research centres and 120 manufacturing centres. The Cluster employs more than 59,000 people

Specific advantages of the Cluster:

• high innovative, scientific, technical, and research potential;

• a modern material and technical base;

• highly skilled personnel;

• advantageous economic and geographical location;

• more than 4,500 hectares of production and utility-ready land plots.

Key participants:

• Kurchatov Institute Scientific Research Centre;

• Rosatom State Corporation;

• Rusnano.

NOVGOROD REGION
WELIKE RUSSIA

The Novgorod Region is a rapidly developing region with a population of more than 600,000 that has a unique geographical position between the country’s two capitals, well-developed transport infrastructure, a historical heritage, and natural and recreational resources. Tourism, logistics, agriculture as well as mineral production and processing are the most promising areas for investment.

The Novgorod Region is home to enterprises of such major global manufacturers as Akron, IKEA Group, Amcor, UPM Kymmene, the StoraEnso Timber concern, Hasslacher Norica Timber, Meusburger, SAUERESSIG GmbH & Co, A.Espersen, and Mondelez International Inc.

Orenburg region

The Orenburg Region, which straddles the East and West, is rightfully called the Heart of Eurasia. 

A combination of logistics advantages, strong industrial potential and the best investment legislation provides broad opportunities for business.

The region is among the top group of regions in terms of mineral reserves and production and boasts leading positions in the development of solar energy.

The Orenburg gas chemical complex is the global leader in the production of gaseous helium. 

The Orenburg Region is one of Russia’s main granaries with more than 3 million tonnes of elite varieties of grain grown each year.

The region’s high level of reliability has been recognized by leading.

The Republic of Crimea

Today, the Republic of Crimea is a territory for unique business opportunities and the effective use of investors’ capital.

The region has established transparent relations between the government and business, created comfortable conditions for investors, introduced effective mechanisms to stimulate investment activities, and features a free economic zone.

The local population’s high level of education and a broad range of highly skilled specialists is conducive to resort and tourism activities, agriculture and industry.

Crimea warmly welcomes all guests and partners and is prepared to demonstrate its economic, business, tourism, and cultural potential.

The united booth of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for North Caucasus Affairs, North Caucasus Development Corporation, and Resorts of the North Caucasus

Joint-Stock Company North Caucasus Development Corporation was established in 2010 to develop the investment environment of the North Caucasus Federal District by attracting investors and taking part in production and infrastructure projects. Since its inception, total project funding has amounted to more than RUB 30.3 billion. The corporation is one of the key tools for implementing the State Programme ‘Development of the North Caucasus Federal District until 2025’. The main goals of the NCDC are to: attract investment for effective projects in priority sectors of the economy and to improve business conditions in regions of the North Caucasus Federal District. 

139, Pyatigorskaya ul., Yessentuki, Stavropol Territory, 357625, www.krskfo.ru

Tel. +7 (800) 707 4077, +7 (87934) 4 2830; 2 1817. Email: info@krskfo.ru

Sevastopol

Sevastopol is a steadily developing Russian region, the base of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet and a potential industrial, intellectual and geostrategic centre in the Black Sea region.

Sevastopol’s competitive advantages include:

– an advantageous geographical location; 

– an ice-free port and well-developed transport infrastructure; 

– a historical tradition of shipbuilding and ship repair; 

– a number of major universities, including a technological university.

Sevastopol has a free economic zone that provides residents with special tax preferences and benefits. The project office of the Sevastopol Government has initiated a number of priority projects for a total of approximately RUB 60 billion.

Siberian Generating Company

“Investment in heat supply as a stimulus for the development of the Russian economy”

Siberian Generating Company (SGC) Group is an energy holding that operates in the Altai Territory, Kemerovo Region, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Republic of Khakasia and the Republic of Tyva. Its main areas of business include the production of heat and electricity and the transmission and supply of heat and hot water to consumers. The group includes 4 state district power plants, 1 gas-turbine thermal power plant, and 12 combined heat and power plants with total installed power capacity of 7,870 MW and heating capacity of 15,612 Gcal/h as well as heating networks with total length of 5,428 km, repair and maintenance companies, and Krasnoyarsk’s largest management company. SGC stations account for 17–20% of heat and electricity generation in the Siberian energy system.

Siberian Generating Company is implementing a whole range of investment projects in the cities where it operates, aiming to modernize, refine, and increase the efficiency of heating systems. The company stands ready to develop new projects in the field if the heat sector transitions to a new market model.

Smolensk Region

The Smolensk Region is the western gate to Russia and a key transport and communications hub. The shortest road and railway routes pass through the region linking Western Europe with Central Russia. 

Substantial territorial resources, considerable technical and intellectual potential, the establishment of two modern industrial parks as well as an advanced special economic zone in the industry-based town of Dorogobuzh make the Smolensk Region an attractive destination for Russian and foreign investors.

Today, the region has maximum favourable conditions for stable economic development, an improved investment climate and the reliable investment of domestic and foreign capital.

STATE CORPORATION – HOUSING ASSISTANCE FUND

State Corporation – Housing Assistance Fund was established in accordance with Federal Law No. 185-FZ ‘On the Housing Assistance Fund and Municipal Services Reform’, dated July 21, 2007.

The Housing Assistance Fund’s activities aim to create safe and favourable living conditions for citizens and effective mechanisms for managing housing facilities, and to introduce resource-saving technologies. The Housing Assistance Fund provides financial support to Russia’s regions and municipalities for capital repairs to apartment buildings, the resettlement of citizens from unfit housing facilities, and the modernization of utility infrastructure systems.

Tatarstan Investment Development Agency

The Tatarstan Investment Development Agency was established in June 2011 and is an executive authority of the Republic of Tatarstan (agency of the Republic of Tatarstan) that has powers on such issues as:

  • attracting investment
  • supporting and implementing investment projects
  • participation in forming a favourable investment climate
  • enhancing the investment appeal of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • public private partnership

Tatarstan attracts more than USD 2 million in foreign investment per day. Tatarstan has been selecting as a site for manufacturing as well as scientific research and business by such well-known global companies as Ford, Bosch, Basf, Hayat, Haier, Fujitsu, and Keikert, among others.

Tula Region

The Tula Region is Russia’s workshop!

The Tula Region is the blacksmith’s shop for Russian weapons and the birthplace of gingerbread and samovars. The region features an advantageous geographical location and abundant investment potential.

The region is creating all the conditions required to do business comfortably. Investors receive a full set of ‘one-stop shop’ administrative and financial support measures. More than 200 foreign companies work in the region.

The region has established an industrial park and a special economic zone where residents are granted a number of preferences. The region is attractive for tourists thanks to its rich cultural heritage.

The region will also present the following projects at SPIEF 2017: the Oktava creative industrial cluster, Tula Embankment and Tula Estates. 

Tver Region

The Tver Region is rightfully considered one of Russia’s most attractive for investment. The main competitive advantages of the Upper Volga region include: geographical position, personnel and industrial potential, well-developed transport infrastructure between Moscow and St. Petersburg and Moscow and Riga, a strong energy base, natural resources and recreational opportunities in the heart of Russia. 

The region has accumulated successful experience in implementing major investment projects by Russian and foreign companies with a worldwide reputation. The support system that has been created for potential and existing investors based on the ‘one-stop shop’ principle provides the business community with the opportunity to effectively resolve a number of project implementation issues. The regional government focuses its efforts on the development of the surrounding business environment in which Tver Region organizations and enterprises function.

The Tver Region is a reliable investment partner that is interested in long-term and fruitful cooperation in the development of the region’s economic and social sectors. 

Vladimir Region

The Vladimir Region features unique Russian-made developments: MEMBRANIUM, a new brand by the company RM Nanotech, a leader in the production of nanostructured membrane cloth and spiral wound elements for reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, and ultrafiltration.

It is home to the medications Apagin, 3D Innonafactor, Diaskintest, Infibets, and others of the company Generium, which holds leading positions in biotechnological developments. Generium is the only international-level biotechnological scientific centre in Russia with innovative full cycle production in accordance with GMP standards.

Kovrov Electromechanical Plant presents the ANT4135F tractor, which will occupy a niche in agricultural machinery between the classic tractors Belarus and Kirovets.

Yaroslavl Region

The Yaroslavl Region historically has a well-developed manufacturing industry, is located at the crossroads of water, railway, aviation, and motor routes in direct proximity to Moscow, and focuses on comprehensive business support.

In terms of its production scale, the region ranks sixth in the Central Federal District and has approximately 280 industrial sites.

The region is home to roughly 3,000 enterprises that engage in industrial activities. The flagship enterprises include engine and motor construction, shipbuilding, and oil refining. The region is actively developing a pharmaceutical cluster that already includes six high-tech manufacturers.