ArmInfo.Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, within the framework of his visit to Kazan, where a face-to-face meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council took place, today visited the innovative town of Innopolis.
Nikol Pashinyan toured the innovative city, got acquainted with the activities of the technopark and the technological environment. The Mayor of Innopolis Ruslan Shigaleev and the General Director of the Technopark Renat Khalimov presented to Pashinyan the goals and objectives of Innopolis, current and promising development programs, talked about the city's development model built on the basis of public- private partnership.
Nikol Pashinyan got acquainted with the programs and working conditions of a number of IT companies operating in the town, some technology enterprises submitted to Pashinyan proposals for developing cooperation with Armenia.
The town of Innopolis, opened in 2015, covers an area of 1200 hectares and currently has about 3800 inhabitants. The infrastructure, economy, education, services operating here are based on information technologies, robotics. There is a Special Economic Zone with tax incentives, which makes the city attractive for IT companies and startups. Currently, over 360 companies are registered here. A comprehensive infrastructure has been created for the provision of services: residential complexes, kindergartens, schools, medical and sports centers, postal and bank branches, etc. Nikol Pashinyan also visited the University of Innopolis, got acquainted with educational and research programs for training specialists in the field of technology, which are fully funded by the state. The acting Prime Minister found the technological environment created in Innopolis interesting, noting that the IT field in Armenia is developing dynamically, and the government is interested in constantly improving the conditions for the activities of companies in the field. In this context, Nikol Pashinyan noted the importance of exchanging experience with Innopolis as a successful example of the use of innovative technologies.