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Chelyabinsk IT Park



+ Sudakov Maxim

On April 19, 2016 official opening of the first private park of information technologies in Chelyabinsk region took place. It is the joint investment project of Infrafond RVC and the private investor Maxim Sudakov created with assistance of the Government and the Ministry of information technologies of Chelyabinsk region.

The technopark occupies 2200 sq.m. in the new building in the modern growing district of Chelyabinsk. The largest IT companies of the region became its anchor residents already, actively there is an involvement of the technology companies of early stages as as permanent residents, and participants of separate programs and actions. In general the IT park is capable to provide about 100 jobs, including a zone of a co-working and the sector of an incubator.

"The technopark is a possibility for IT business of an early stage or a team of graduates of IT of universities which is only going to start business, to plunge on Wednesday where there are all necessary components for successful start: expert support, access to an investment community, an opportunity to build or expand professional and industry communications", – Loktev Alexander, the CEO of Infrafond RVC noted.
"The technopark will become the catalyst of growth of the IT industry in the region, having created an opportunity to adjust dialog between large business, the state, startups and the academic community, – Makshanova Ulyana, the Director told IT Park. - We consider that it will allow to reveal the existing problems which are slowing down growth of this industry, to develop versions of their solutions, to create new projects, to hold the existing personnel and to attract investments into the region".

The IT park is first of all infrastructure support. An opportunity to startups, freelancers to work in a co-working zone, to be near leaders of the industry – anchor residents of the IT park, the atmosphere of business communication of professionals, access of startups and small business to financial institutions, funds (for example, IIDF, Skolkovo), to credit institutions.

Problem of the park to render assistance to development of the entrepreneurial environment, the Internet industry, to help people to enter business and to support this business. The park is necessary to the state, for stimulation of development of the industry that the share of IT in VRP grew, jobs were created, investments were attracted, tax deductions grew. The park is necessary to business to scoop from it the personnel, to receive orders, to integrate over the solution of large tasks. The park is necessary to startups and freelancers as the place of their collecting, the place of generation of the ideas, creation of projects and finding of work.