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13 Technoparks of Turkic States to Participate in Digital Bridge 2022

IT startups of 'Central Eurasia' are looking to create a single innovation ecosystem

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Digital Bridge Forum
Digital Bridge Forum

The theme of this year's Digital Bridge International Technological Forum taking place in Astana on September 28-29 is "Central Eurasia as a new technological platform”.

During the Eighth summit of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS), President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev proposed the creation of a center for modern technology parks of Turkic countries.

As part of this initiative, technoparks of the OTS members are expected to sign a memorandum, aimed at the joint development of ICT and an innovation ecosystem in the region. They will also discuss the possibility of creating an association of technoparks and integrating their IT platforms, as well as the implementation of the IT residency program Digital Nomad, aimed at increasing the mobility of IT startups in the OTS countries.

Heads of the technoparks will also hold a panel discussion, where they will share their vision of cooperation and development of a regional innovation ecosystem with the guests of the Forum.

Thirteen technoparks from different countries, such as Turkey, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Palestine, and Kazakhstan will participate in the exhibition.

General Director of Astana Hub Magzhan Madiyev says each technopark will get to showcase its programs, IT innovations, and startups at the forum.

"In addition to the exhibition, there will also be an exhibition of IT schools, an IT job fair, Astana Hub Battle, and VR and GameDev-platforms. Venture capitalists from all over the region are expected to participate. Leading international experts will discuss current issues of the IT world at numerous panel sessions," Madiyev said.

Digital Bridge International Forum is one of the largest events in Kazakhstan in the field of IT, which is held annually with the participation of the Head of State. Traditionally, participants of the forum include leaders of the international IT community, Kazakhstani and foreign experts in the sphere of technologies, professionals in the sphere of digital developments, IT companies and startups, venture investors, technological entrepreneurs, representatives of state bodies and media outlets.

To participate in the forum, you must register on the website digitalbridge.kz.

The organizers are the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of RK, the city council of Astana, and Astana Hub International Technopark of IT startups.

The forum’s general sponsor is Kaspi.kz. Sponsors and partners are Freedom bank, Tengizchevroil, My Car, Tech culture, Huawei, G42, Halyk Bank, Prime source, Glovo, and SF.

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