February 14, 2012, in the city of Penza region Nikolsk opened a business incubator mixed (office and industrial) type in the glass industry, which will be the foundation infrastructure steklodelnogo cluster.
A business incubator located in a renovated building — the former residence of the owners of a glass factory Bahmetyev-Obolensky, built at the turn of XVIII-XIX centuries. The cost of the restoration project and equipment amounted to 58.9 million rubles.
The business incubator, with an area of 2.7 thousand square meters, set up: four laboratories (industrial workshops), equipped with technological equipment: a laboratory to determine the quality of the technical analysis of glass (with equipment for the analysis of glass and finished products for chemical and thermal resistance) workshop on art processing and design of glass (with pilot production area for decorating glass and glass products: clear and frosted etching, painting and decorating transparent and deaf thermosetting paints, sandblasting, stained glass and stained glass imitation, beveling, malirovanie and other glass processing technology), two production workshops repair technology. Business incubator meets all the basic requirements of the technical equipment.
At the conclusion of the opening ceremony in the business incubator held a "round table" on "Development of business in the district of St. Nicholas."