Near Kazan build an innovative city with 155 thousand people

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov laid the capsule in the foundation of the future Innopolis, innovative city designed for 155,000 people.

At 40 kilometers from Kazan, on the right bank of the Volga launched construction on the area of 1.2 thousand hectares. Here, a village on the IT-20 000 experts in the field of information technology.

"Today launched a big project. Several years later there will be work and live 155,000 people, and no! People who want to change their lives, their country. And it will be a very powerful and interesting innovation center generating innovative ideas. City will implement large number of people their creative potential, "- said Medvedev.

"To build and live here you'll need to work," — he said, referring to the students of universities of Kazan, who had gathered for a meeting with the prime minister.

The President of Tatarstan has called this historic event.

"Today, on this field is a historical event, the beginning of a unique project that was not in Tatarstan, nor in Russia. And, of course, for us great confidence that Innopolis appears here in Tatarstan. We have some experience, we is IT-cluster, which we are developing, we have talented young people, "- said Minnihanov.

Medvedev and the President of the Republic laid the capsule with a memorable message to prospective residents of the town. The letter states: "We believe that the construction of Innopolis will give a powerful impetus to the rapid development of Russian companies working in the field of information technology. We believe that the ambitious young energetic people Innopolis an excellent opportunity for putting your wildest ideas. Conditions created to help reach their all-time highs in the global IT market, which now have no borders "- the message says.

Innovation Center will operate on the principle of "live-learn-work-rest." In the first phase, in 2012-2014 will be built industrial park with total area of 200,000 square meters. This round, ring-shaped building will resemble a football stadium. Just inside the ring instead of the bowl will be broken little square with a restaurant, close to the body at the IT University of 5,000 students. Teachers for the high school is already preparing Kazan Federal University. For students to be built residential complex on 4.5 thousand inhabitants. For employees Innopolis constructed residential complex consisting of houses in 1-9 floors, 25 thousand people.

In addition to housing, research and production base here will be built a school, a kindergarten, a health center, a shop, a cultural center and other facilities.

The first phase will be staying Innopolis 25,000 people, and in the long term — up to 155 thousand people.

The master plan for the project innovation center "Innopolis Kazan" developed a Singapore company RSP Architects. A corresponding agreement between Tatarstan and RSP Architects was signed at the fifth Russia-Singapore Business Forum in September 2010. In April 2012, RSP Architects presented the master plan for the management of Tatarstan. For further design with the Russian features, including law and urban planning, with Singaporean experts will work JSC "Kazan giproniiaviaprom."

The Master Plan Innopolis designed with the terrain, infrastructure, and development of the road network. Innopolis planned as a satellite city of Kazan, it will be designed for IT-specialists, engineers and their families, students, IT-University, the staff of shopping centers, entertainment and recreation, the service sector and so on.

The project will be implemented in three stages, each of which will provide an input of about 20 thousands of jobs.

"Innopolis Kazan" is focused on the development of different densities, with a height of objects from one to nine floors (most of the buildings of three to seven floors). First of all, it is planned to build an incubator, research center, the building of the university, and then the commercial center of the town and residential areas. Singapore has already been successfully used such models create neighborhoods and satellite towns that have proved their viability.

The project will be implemented under the public-private partnership, with the involvement of private investment. Today, technology parks in the form of state institutions is not justified, and the project was originally formed as a commercial and self-sustaining.

It is predicted that the total production of innovative companies in the Innopolis at an early stage can not be less than 20 billion rubles a year. In developing its own products, technology and design patents will be the capitalization of intellectual property and the attraction of foreign investment. This perspective allows us to estimate the volume of production in Innopolis 50-70 billion rubles per year.

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