Association of Innovative Regions of Russia

The AIRR acts as a mediator for effective economic cooperation between member regions, with the association representing their interests at an interregional, national, and international level.

The AIRR incorporates 17 regions of Russia: the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Republic of Mordovia, the Republic of Tatarstan, the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Altai Territory, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Perm Territory, Irkutsk Region, Kaluga Region, Lipetsk Region, Nizhny Novgorod Region, Novgorod Region, Novosibirsk Region, Samara Region, Tomsk Region, Tyumen Region, and Ulyanovsk Region.

The association provides a range of analytical services for the Forum. These include a rating of Russia’s regions (SMART), a rating of media activity and the workforce’s access to the innovation economy (STEM) in each region, national reports, monitoring of anti-crisis support for SMEs in the regions, monitoring of the efficiency assessment system for innovations at companies, and more. In addition, best regional practices by AIRR members will be presented at the event.

The AIRR stand will see a number of cooperation agreements signed. These will cover economic partnerships and territorial development. The association will also hold several closed meetings with representatives of relevant government agencies and ministries.

Belgorod Region

Belgorod Region – A Place of New Opportunities is the slogan for the region’s stand at the exhibition.

It embodies the idea that Belgorod Region offers a wealth of opportunities, both for businesses, and for people. It is a place where people want to live, work, and unwind.

Visitors will have the chance to learn key information about the region, as well as about its economic growth, contribution to national projects, social development, human capital, and successful initiatives. All this will be presented using AR technology.

Investors will also benefit from an interactive map of the region displaying its top 10 investment sites and industrial parks, as well as the Gubkin advanced special economic zone, all while detailing the infrastructure which has been put in place. This will help investors choose a site and learn more about its infrastructure, and about available forms of support.

The stand will also feature a “space lilac”, a unique project by Innovative Solutions in Agriculture – a world-class science and education centre. The launch of micropropagation on an automated space flight will help in efforts to study the behaviour of plants from Belgorod State University, home to the largest lilac nursery in Russia.

Kaluga Region
Kaluga Region’s stand is dedicated to technologies which are changing life for the better. It will organically incorporate authentic local art and innovations by leading companies in the region, as it showcases safe and efficient forms of urban transport, including the HoverBike aerotaxi, ergonomic and reliable DC stations for Pandora electric cars, and torchère-style air purifiers by Elmat. Visitors will be able to learn about infrastructure, logistics, and digital projects that Russia can be truly proud of. In addition, the stand will feature tech solutions from Laminam, VMK Invest, and a unique mosaic by outstanding artist Marco Bravura. As a result, guests will not only get to experience a range of products and developments in action, but also get to take a trip through the skies above Kaluga, visit a planetarium, and learn about the ancient culture of the region.
Leningrad Region

Leningrad Region will use SPIEF to present its socioeconomic development outcomes and plans for the future. The stand will focus on the green economy. Leningrad Region is at the forefront of decarbonization efforts and tops Russia’s regional ESG ranking, and will showcase its future plans and developments in the field.

The work of Team 47 will also come under focus, and attention will be given to the rapid growth exhibited by the region over the past decade. Visitors to the stand will have the chance to learn about key investment projects and programmes being implemented in the region.

Leningrad Region’s stand traditionally attracts large numbers of guests, and has been specially designed to reflect the region’s dynamism and growth. As in previous years, there will also be an Investbar, where guest will be able to sample locally produced fare. What’s more, local producers will be represented at the stand even more extensively than before. The stand will incorporate furniture, decorative panels, and elements of interior design which have been specially ordered from regional companies. In addition, the Forest Reserve interactive relaxation area will provide a space for Forum participants to unwind and decompress.

Moscow Region

Moscow Region’s stand will showcase the region’s investment potential and provide investors with information about available forms of support. It will also host talks and a number of investment agreement signing ceremonies between Russian and international companies covering projects in the region. There will be presentations of digital innovations, as well as groundbreaking projects and solutions in the fields of business, the environment, education, and tourism.

Republic of North Ossetia–Alania

The Republic of North Ossetia–Alania is a region offering excellent sustainable development potential for industry, agriculture, and tourism.

In the context of today’s new economic order, the region’s stand will showcase a range of groundbreaking initiatives which will help significantly boost economic growth in the coming years through attracting investment, establishing new enterprises, and creating new jobs. These include the Mamison year-round tourist and recreation complex, an agricultural complex cluster, a transport and logistics complex, the development of new tourist destinations, and a trout hatchery and strategic centre to develop the freshwater fishing industry.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania’s stand. Its groundbreaking ideas, innovations, striking exhibition, and Ossetian hospitality are all sure to leave an impression!

Tambov Region

Tambov Region is with some justification referred to as the heart of Russia. The region boasts unique landscapes, Michurinsk (Russia's only agrarian science city and major transport hub), the Kotovsk advanced special economic zone, around 100 investment sites, a range of industrial parks, and numerous tax incentives. The region trades with 100 partner countries, and offers distinct potential in terms of tourism. It also hosts the International Pokrovskaya Fair – winner of the event tourism Grand Prix. Tambov Region is known for its Russian Estates tourist trail, being part of the fertile Black Earth region, and the Ivanovka Estate Museum, where the great composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff lived and worked. Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the composer, with a huge range of events planned to take place across the country.

Tambov Region’s stand will highlight the region’s progressiveness and innovative character, the links between its economy and surrounding nature, its environmental friendliness, and fertile soil.

In 1889 the Exposition Universelle opened in Paris. For the event, Russia showcased an extensive collection of soil. A standout exhibit was a huge clod in the shape of a cube, which the awe-struck public dubbed the “Black Earth Cube”. In 2003, a metre-high sample of earth from the Rzhaksinsky District of Tambov Region was presented at the Moscow Polytechnic Institute, resulting in Tambov black earth being recognized as “the epitome of Russian soil”.