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Bakytzhan Sagintayev discusses prospects for further development of International Hub of IT Startups with Consultant of Astana Hub Joseph Ziegler

08 February 2019, 12:33
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Feb. 8 in Ukimet Uyi the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev held a meeting with Independent Consultant of Astana Hub Joseph Ziegler on the development of the country’s innovation ecosystem.

At the meeting, prospects for improving the work of the International Technology Park of IT Startups Astana Hub were discussed. In particular, issues of improving the effectiveness of implemented innovations and their competitiveness in the global community were considered. It was noted that new technologies should be primarily aimed at improving the quality of life of citizens of the country.

In the Address “Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness,” the Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed to create an international technology park of IT start-ups on the basis of Expo-2017. The work of the international technopark was launched in November 2018. To date, the territory of the hub is 100% filled.

The mission of Astana Hub is to develop a startup culture and support high-tech projects to strengthen the country's economy. The International IT and Startup Hub “Astana Hub” should become the core and engine of the development of the innovation ecosystem of Kazakhstan and an internationally recognized hub for the development of the technology business.

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