Co­op­er­a­tion in the Field of In­no­va­tions

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - SOCIAL ORBIT - El­dar Rakhmat­ul­laev

Within the frame­work of the in­ter­na­tional sem­i­nar “Global Com­mer­cial­iza­tion”, held in the city of Dae­jeon (Repub­lic of Korea), a pre­sen­ta­tion of the cur­rent state and prospects for the de­vel­op­ment of the IT in­dus­try of Uzbek­istan was held, in­clud­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties of the In­no­va­tion Cen­ter for Sup­port of De­vel­op­ment and Im­ple­men­ta­tion of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nolo­gies of Mirzo Ulug­bek In­no­va­tion Cen­ter.

The in­ter­na­tional sem­i­nar or­ga­nized by the South Korean In­sti­tute of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy was at­tended by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Uzbek­istan, Bul­garia, South Africa, Sene­gal, Brazil, Ghana, Azer­bai­jan, Kaza­khstan, UAE, Ecuador, Tu­nisia.

At the sem­i­nar, the spe­cial­ists of our coun­try pre­sented a re­port on the his­tory of the cre­ation and op­er­a­tion of the In­no­va­tion Cen­ter for Sup­port of De­vel­op­ment and Im­ple­men­ta­tion of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nolo­gies of the Mirzo Ulug­bek In­no­va­tion Cen­ter and the de­vel­op­ment of the IT in­dus­try in Uzbek­istan.

In or­der to fur­ther de­velop the pro­duc­tion of soft­ware for ICT in ac­cor­dance with in­ter­na­tional stan­dards in Uzbek­istan, to sup­port do­mes­tic de­vel­op­ers, as well as to ad­dress other tasks en­vis­aged in the Strat­egy of Ac­tion for the five pri­or­ity de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tions of Uzbek­istan in 2017-2021 in the Year of Di­a­logue with the Peo­ple and Hu­man In­ter­est, the De­cree of the Pres­i­dent Shavkat Mirziy­oyev “On mea­sures to rad­i­cally im­prove the con­di­tions for the de­vel­op­ment of the in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in­dus­try in the repub­lic” was adopted on June 30, 2017.

Ac­cord­ing to this doc­u­ment, the In­no­va­tion Cen­ter for Sup­port­ing the De­vel­op­ment and Im­ple­men­ta­tion of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nolo­gies “Mirzo Ulug­bek In­no­va­tion Cen­ter” was cre­ated, de­signed to bring to­gether busi­ness en­ti­ties in the field of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, as well as soft­ware prod­uct de­vel­op­ers. One of its main tasks is to cre­ate of the nec­es­sary or­ga­ni­za­tional, tech­ni­cal and fi­nan­cial-eco­nomic con­di­tions for ex­pand­ing the in­ter­ac­tion of eco­nomic en­ti­ties and higher ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions, the pro­duc­tion and sale of IT prod­ucts in the do­mes­tic and for­eign mar­kets. Res­i­dents of the in­no­va­tion cen­ter are as­sisted in at­tract­ing for­eign in­vest­ments for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of their com­pet­i­tive projects. Also on its base train­ing cour­ses and train­ings for rep­re­sen­ta­tives of do­mes­tic IT com­pa­nies, start-ups, ICT spe­cial­ists and univer­sity stu­dents pre­par­ing tech­ni­cal spe­cial­ists will be or­ga­nized.

It was noted that a num­ber of priv­i­leges and pref­er­ences were granted to the res­i­dents of the in­no­va­tion cen­ter. In par­tic­u­lar, they are ex­empted from pay­ing all types of taxes and manda­tory de­duc­tions to state trust funds, as well as from uni­fied so­cial pay­ment un­til Jan­uary 1, 2028. They also can avoid pay­ing cus­toms fees (ex­cept for cus­toms du­ties) for equip­ment im­ported for their own needs, and not pro­duced in Uzbek­istan such as com­po­nent parts, de­tails, junc­tions, tech­no­log­i­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion, soft­ware.

Spe­cial­ists of the Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nolo­gies and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions of Uzbek­istan in de­tail in­formed the par­tic­i­pants of the in­ter­na­tional sem­i­nar on the de­vel­op­ment of ICT in our coun­try, the level of in­forma­ti­za­tion and com­put­er­i­za­tion of the sec­tors of econ­omy.

At present most of the min­istries, de­part­ments and state com­pa­nies of the coun­try al­ready have their own soft­ware pack­ages, in­for­ma­tion sys­tems and of­fi­cial web­sites, and they pro­vide a wide range of in­ter­ac­tive ser­vices. A lot of work is be­ing done to ex­pand mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­works and lay new fiber-op­tic lines, due to which broad­band In­ter­net ac­cess be­comes avail­able even in the most re­mote re­gions of Uzbek­istan. Par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion was paid to the prospects and op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­vest­ing in the do­mes­tic IT in­dus­try and ICT, as well as co­op­er­a­tion in this area with for­eign com­pa­nies.

As part of the sem­i­nar, the del­e­ga­tion of Uzbek­istan held meet­ings and ne­go­ti­a­tions with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of for­eign coun­tries on the fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial co­op­er­a­tion.

A lot of work is be­ing done to ex­pand mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­works and to lay new fiber-op­tic lines, thus broad­band In­ter­net ac­cess be­comes avail­able even in the most re­mote re­gions of Uzbek­istan. Par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion was paid to the prospects and op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­vest­ing in the do­mes­tic IT in­dus­try and ICT, as well as to co­op­er­a­tion in this area with for­eign com­pa­nies.

Dur­ing the sem­i­nar, the del­e­ga­tion of Uzbek­istan held meet­ings and ne­go­ti­a­tions with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of for­eign coun­tries on the fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial co­op­er­a­tion.

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