Visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to IT Park

On March 13, the office of IT Park Uzbekistan was visited by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan Beibut Atamkulov and Attache of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan Damir Kenjigariev. 

The guests were welcomed by IT Park Director Farhod Ibragimov, IT Park Deputy Director for Innovation Jahongir Rajabov, Head of the International Department Nigora Mirjalilova and Head of Startup Ecosystem Development Department Jahongir Kagirov.

On the agenda is a discussion of potential cooperation in the fields of education, entrepreneurship development, as well as the startup ecosystem.

The guests were presented with the activities of IT Park. Farhod Zairovich spoke about the IT Park residency program and presented an overview of the BPO sector. 

The Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Uzbekistan assessed the positive dynamics of the development of the IT industry in Uzbekistan. He emphasized that the government has chosen the right course for the development of the startup ecosystem and the industry as a whole. From the side of the Mr. Ambassador, a separate interest was shown in the field of education and such projects as “One million Uzbek coders” and the educational platform “Coursera”.  Moreover, Beibut Atamkulov showed interest in the BPO Summit, which will be held in Uzbekistan in May this year.

The meeting also discussed the need to develop support programs for launching start-up projects from the OTC countries to the EU and US markets. The parties agreed to exchange experience between IT Park and Astana Hub on the construction of IT Centers in the regions of Kazakhstan and the improvement of acceleration and incubation programs for startup projects in Uzbekistan. Additionally, it was proposed to hold joint seminars, trainings, conferences, meetups for start-up projects.

As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached on the creation of a joint platform for the exchange of experience in supporting residents of IT Park and Astana Hub.

After visiting IT Park, Mr. Ambassador plans to meet with Minister of ICT Shermatov Sherzod Khotamovich to discuss possible cooperation in the field of information technology.