Heads of technology parks in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan sign memorandum on development of innovations in the region at Digital Bridge-2022
A ceremony to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between technology parks from the Organisation of Turkic States (OTS) countries took place on September 28. The parties to the agreement are Sabah Lab (Azerbaijan), High Tech Park (Kyrgyzstan), Bilisim Vadisi (Turkey), Bilkent Cyberpark (Turkey), IT Park Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan) and Astana Hub (Kazakhstan).
The agreement is aimed at joint development of ICT and innovation ecosystem in the region.
"We will consider the possibility of creating an Association of Modern Technoparks in the region and integrating IT platforms of key IT technoparks of the countries of the TSU. And we also intend to discuss the implementation of the Digital Nomad IT residency programme, which aims to increase the mobility of IT start-ups among the Organization's member states," said Magzhan Madiev, CEO of Astana Hub.
"I believe that this platform is one of the best initiatives that brings Central Asian countries together. For the global market, our countries are very small, but together, as Turkic-speaking countries, we can reach a higher level. In terms of marketing it is much easier for us to get noticed. We're not competing here, we're just complementing and improving each other - each country has its own unique qualities and technologies," said Chubak Temirov, director of Kyrgyzstan's High Technology Park.
The forum will include an exhibition featuring 13 technology parks from different countries: Turkey, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Palestine and Kazakhstan.
International technological forum "Digital Bridge-2022" is an annual international forum where global experts in digital technology, innovation and business share their knowledge and experience. One of the main goals of the forum is to build a new digital bridge between the countries of Europe and Asia. The theme of this year's forum is “Central Eurasia as a new technological platform”.