Twelve Regional IT-Hubs Operating in Kazakhstan

The development of regional IT hubs is one of the priorities of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan, the ministry stated on January 3rd. The goal of regional IT hubs is the development of innovative projects in the regions and the training of specialists in the field of information technology. These platforms are also a space for creating local IT communities, bringing together startups and investors.

The main task of regional IT hubs is to help young entrepreneurs organize startup projects.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev also spoke about the importance of expanding the innovation ecosystem at a regional level when delivering his Address to the Nation last year.

Today, 12 regional IT-hubs are officially open and successfully functioning across Kazakhstan: Abai IT Valley (Semey, Abai Oblast), Kyzylorda Hub (Kyzylorda city), Digital Jetisu (Taldylkorgan city), Zhambyl Hub (Taraz city), Oskemen IT Hub (Oskemen city), Jaiq Hub (Uralsk city), Turkistan IT Hub (Turkistan city), Qostanai IT Hub (Qostanai city), Aqtobe IT Hub (Aqtobe city), Pavlodar Hub (Pavlodar city), Aqmola IT Hub (Kokshetau city), and Terricon Valley (Karaganda city).

These IT-hubs have presented 194 promising startup projects from the regions.

Stephen M. Bland

Stephen M. Bland

 Stephen M. Bland is a journalist, author, editor, commentator and researcher specialising in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Prior to joining The Times of Central Asia, he has worked for NGOs, think tanks, as the Central Asia expert on a forthcoming documentary series, for the BBC, The Diplomat, EurasiaNet, and numerous other publications.
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Published in 2016, his book on Central Asia was the winner of the Golden Laureate of Eurasian Literature. He is currently putting the finishing touches to a book about the Caucasus.
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