Andrey Shpilenko, Director, the Association of clusters and technology parks
The Association of clusters and technology parks is a leading non-governmental business membership organization comprising the organizations of technological and industrial infrastructure. Our mission is to work on improvements in terms of social-economic development and fulfillment of scientific-industrial potential of Russia. The Association provides a dialogue between the business community and the federal and regional authorities, the institutes of development.
Among our members are technology parks, clusters’ enterprises, regional development corporations, cluster development centers, and nanotechnology centers, which are situated in all regions of the country.
We represent the interests of our members in Russia and abroad. International activity of the Association covers more than 10 countries across the globe at a governmental level, as well as at the level of intergovernmental commissions, associations, and the organizations of technological and industrial infrastructure. Every year the Association organizers business missions of regional business community representatives and local authorities to Germany, France, China, etc.
We are open for cooperation and new projects.
The Association of Clusters and technology parks was established in 2011. Nowadays the Association comprises more than 60 organizations from more than 30 regions of the Russian Federation, including service companies of technology parks, nanotechnology centers, special economic zones, cluster development centers, special organizations of industrial clusters, regional development corporations, etc.
The Association represents the interests of more than 2500 organizations, which are the residents of technology parks and industrial clusters members. More than 110 000 people work there, providing total output exceeded 450 bln roubles (0.5% of GDP).
The experts of the Association are the members of different expert boards, working groups, and commissions to the Federal Assembly and the Government of the Russian Federation.